Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute

Our services

Weight-loss surgery:  If you're considering weight-loss surgery, you can trust our experienced surgical team. We are the busiest weight-loss surgery center in the region. Our institute is accredited as a(n):

  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for meeting the highest standard of care 
  • Optum Health Center of Excellence network for Bariatric Services
  • Provider of exceptional quality care by the Aetna Institutes of Quality
  • Cigna 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center 


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

Weight management: With our institute, you have options. We have a team of experts including physical therapists, dietitians and psychologists specially trained to offer individualized support for weight management. We also offer a comprehensive program called Live It!. Live It! is 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. Receive coaching, support, meal-planning assistance, fitness help and more.

Our providers

Valerie J. Halpin, M.D., bariatric surgeon
Jay C. Jan, M.D., FACS., bariatric surgeon
Emma J. 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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