Gastric Disorders

Our gastric disorder programs specialize in benign and malignant diseases of the stomach, including:

  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Obesity Acid secretion disorders
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Gastric cancer


OHSU offers a comprehensive, organized plan of care dedicated to helping patients overcome the challenges of maintaining ideal body weight. Individually tailored weight reduction plans incorporate nutrition, medications and individualized exercise routines. Gastric bypass surgery is also available for patients who do not achieve satisfactory results through other means.


Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Digestive Health Center offers both laparoscopic and open surgical approaches to gastric bypass surgery. The Roux-en-Y divided gastric bypass is performed by laparoscopic or traditional open technique.

OHSU bariatric surgeons offer the gastric banding (“Lap-Band”) for stomach reduction only. Our nurse practitioners, nutritionist, psychologist and surgeons conduct a complete patient evaluation to determine if surgery is necessary and to ensure successful outcomes. Assessment at the OHSU Sleep Disorders Clinic and other specialty consultation is available if indicated.

Clifford Deveney, M.D.Dr. Deveney

General and Bariatric Surgery

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