Dr. Stephen Archer, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Stephen Archer, MD
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.

1501 NE Medical Center Dr

Bend, OR 97701

Contact Information

(541) 706-5407

Dr. Stephen Archer, MD

Dr. Stephen Archer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • 14 More

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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.
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Dr. Archer's Experience

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


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


  • 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

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
based on 50 total reviews (2 with comments)
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
  • 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
Patient Comments (2)
in Bend, OR |
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 instantly decided he would be my surgeon . I would do it again is what I tell everyone. This was the right decision for me ! I am three months POST surgery and already feel wonderful. Thank you Dr A
Lapine |
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 accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • LifeWise
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Archer has admitting privileges

St. Charles Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701
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St. Charles Redmond
1253 NW Canal Blvd
Redmond, OR 97756
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