Dr. Stephen Archer, MD

Dr. Stephen Archer, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Stephen Archer, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Bend, OR and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

1501 NE Medical Center Dr

Bend, OR 97701

Contact Information

(541) 706-5407

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 19 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 75% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Archer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Archer "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Archer "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."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

5  Conditions Treated

24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Hosp University Of Cincinnati
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine The University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1991
  • Max Zinninger Award University of Cincinnati, 1998
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,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Archer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Archer to family and friends
51 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

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  • 1

Dr. Archer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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.


Patient Comments (3)

Dr Archer and his office nurse rearranged his schedule for my convenience enabling me to have three procedures in one setting. This enabled me to have only one anesthesia, one recovery and one hospitalization. I am very familiar professionally with the medical profession and Dr Archer and his...more
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I did my homework on what I wanted and needed. I researched Dr Archer too. I met with him and found him to be very kind and he had no hesitation to answer any of my questions. He was kind , attentive and my first impression was he understood my need for weight loss. I attended his seminar and was...more
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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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