Division of Bariatric Surgery

The Division of Bariatric Surgery is led by Dr. Brian F. Lane who has over 25 years of bariatric and general surgery experience, both in the private sector and with the US Army. He completed his surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1996 and his MIS/Bariatric Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2005.

As a clinician and researcher, Dr. Lane is most interested in MIS quality applications for acute care general and trauma surgery, as well as long-term follow-up of duodenal switch patients, therapeutic surgical endoscopy, bariatric and acute care general surgery and reflux surgical problems in the morbidly obese and bariatric surgery patient, as well as cognitive neuroscience applications for surgical resident MIS education. Dr. Lane’s scholarly activity has focused on topics related to bariatric patient multidisciplinary care and complications.

OHSU's Bariatric Treatment and Surgical Center specializes in weight-loss surgery, nutrition and lifestyle adjustment. The team includes experienced bariatric nurse practitioners, clinical dieticians, nurses, psychologist, and support staff, all specially trained in caring for obese patients and coordinated to assist with multi-disciplinary care. Procedures offered include Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Duodenal SwitchOBRERA Gastric BalloonRevisional Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight Loss.

Surgeons within the program also conduct ongoing research in the field of bariatrics, following patients long-term from pre- to post-surgery in a National Institutes of Health study known as LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery). This study is the largest multicenter research study of bariatric surgery ever done in the United States and is resulting in multiple improvements to the care they, and surgeons worldwide, deliver. Multiple specific topics are included in the research, including specific operations, characteristics of patients who may undergo surgery, and the results of surgery.

Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

The Advanced GI/MIS Fellowship program has been active at Oregon Health & Science University since 1998 as a fellowship in advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and has graduated more than 50 fellows, half of whom are currently in academic practice. Application to the fellowship is available to any candidate who has completed an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program. Learn more

Faculty Research

Current research within the Division of Bariatric Surgery - find an overview of our bariatric surgery faculty researchers and their ongoing work.

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