Weight and Diabetes Institute

Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute

We are here to help you reach your goals. No matter where you are at in your journey, our team of weight-loss and diabetes professionals will be with you every step of the way. Our team includes bariatric (weight-loss) surgeons, certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, a family nurse practitioner, health psychologists and physical therapists. 

Weight and diabetes are closely related. Our care is integrated to help you manage both. 

Our services

Bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery): At our full-service institute, you receive complete care — before and after surgery. We have been recognized for our quality by the following:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence for meeting the highest standard of care

  • The Optum Health Center of Excellence network for our bariatric services

  • The Aetna Institutes of Quality as a provider of exceptional quality care

  • Cigna as a 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center 

Diabetes education: Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, we offer diabetes self-management programs, support groups and community activities for both children and adults.

Weight management: We give you options! Our expert team provides support to help you meet your individual goals. One of our options is Live It! — a six-month plan designed to help you learn long-term changes to support life-long better health.

Nutrition counseling: Our registered dietitians will help you sort nutrition fact from fiction. Get coaching, support, meal-planning assistance, fitness help and more.

Our providers

Valerie Halpin, M.D., bariatric surgeon
Jay Jan, M.D., FACS., bariatric surgeon
Emma Patterson, M.D., bariatric surgeon
Kevin Reavis, M.D., bariatric surgeon 

Our location

Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute
A department of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 520
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-413-7557
Fax: 503-413-6547

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