John G. Hunter, M.D.

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Surgery, Cancer, Digestive Health
Special Interests:
Esophageal Surgery, Nissen Fundoplication, Esophageal Cancer, GI Tract - Upper (includes esophagus, stomach, gallbladder and biliary system) , Digestive Surgery
Accepting Patients:


Dr. Hunter's clinical interests include the management of diseases of the esophagus and stomach and laparoscopic biliary surgery. In the early 1990s, Dr. Hunter pioneered the development of laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery in the Intermountain West and trained several hundred surgeons to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


His research activities concentrate on Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer and improvements in the techniques of minimally invasive surgery.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1981
  • Residency:
    Surgery-University of Utah, Salt Lake City 1982-87
  • Fellowships:
    Laser and Endoscopic Surgery, University of Utah, 1984
    Surgery, Endoscopic Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1987
    Surgery, Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy, University of Western Ontario, 1988
  • Certification:
    American Board of Surgery 1988 (Recertified 1997, and 2006)

Provider Referral Line

503 494-4373

I see patients at:

Center for Health & Healing

Insurance Information

OHSU accepts most insurance plans

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