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Bariatric Surgery | Male

Oregon Vascular Specialists 1501 NE Medical Center Dr Bend, OR 97701 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

I am a general/bariatric surgeon with advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. I strive to see my patients as the whole person they are. I incorporate this philosophy into every part of my practice. I work with a skilled physician assistant and a team of organized and efficient office staff that I am proud to partner with.

Biography

I moved to Central Oregon on 9/11/2001--a day I will never forget. I helped start the bariatric surgery program at St. Charles Medical Center. While I have directed the program, St. Charles has just received its third consecutive Center of Excellence designation--the current designation from the American College of Surgeons is simply called Acrreditataion. My practice philosophy is to balance technical excellence with compassion and integrity. I am committed to honest communication with my patients and to growing as a person and a surgeon. Like all surgeons, I have encountered difficult cases and even complications, but when problems arise I am committed to showing up for my patients and doing my best to help them through to better health again. I have recently joined the Bend Memorial Clinic. I am grateful to be a part of a thriving and energetic company that puts me in a position to concentrate of taking care of patients as my priority at work.

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4.6
based on 49 total surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Archer Says:

I am grateful for honest feedback.  I would welcome hearing from you if you have been less than satisfied.  If you have been happy with my care, your referral of friends to me is the highest compliment.

Dr. Archer's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
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  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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I felt completely comfortable with both Dr. Archer and his staff. I would recommend him to everyone wanting a happier healthier life. Thank you Dr. Archer!
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Dr. Archer says...

I moved to Central Oregon on 9/11/2001--a day I will never forget. I helped start the bariatric surgery program at St. Charles Medical Center.  While I have directed the program, St. Charles has just received its third consecutive Center of Excellence designation--the current designation from the American College of Surgeons is simply called Acrreditataion.

My practice philosophy is to balance technical excellence with compassion and integrity. I am committed to honest communication with my patients and to growing as a person and a surgeon.  Like all surgeons, I have encountered difficult cases and even complications, but when problems arise I am committed to showing up for my patients and doing my best to help them through to better health again. 

I have recently joined the Bend Memorial Clinic.  I am grateful to be a part of a thriving and energetic company that puts me in a position to concentrate of taking care of patients as my priority at work.

Dr. Archer's Care Philosophy

I am a general/bariatric surgeon with advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. I strive to see my patients as the whole person they are. I incorporate this philosophy into every part of my practice. I work with a skilled physician assistant and a team of organized and efficient office staff that I am proud to partner with.

Dr. Archer says...

I have been focusing my practice on bariatric surgery, foregut surgery and flexible endoscopy.  I do most operations with the DaVinci surgical robot.

Dr. Archer says...

I am one of very surgeons in the Northwest who utilizes the surgical robot for bariatric surgery.  I have found it has helped me better see the anatomy and it has allowed me to do increasingly complex operations with greater ease for the patient, for me and for the OR team.

Dr. Archer says...

I am grateful for honest feedback.  I would welcome hearing from you if you have been less than satisfied.  If you have been happy with my care, your referral of friends to me is the highest compliment.

Dr. Archer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1991
    • Max Zinninger Award University of Cincinnati, 1998
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  • Media & Publications
    • Common Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Results of a National Survey, 2001
    • Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Repairs, Analysis of Complications, Pearson et al: Thoracic Surgery and Esophageal Surgery 2e, 2001
    • Practice Website

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    No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Obesity

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hosp University Of Cincinnati

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine The University Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Texas

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic-Assisted Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery