Live your best life.

Weight shouldn't hold you back from living the life you want. Let us help you get there. 

Is weight-loss surgery right for me?

  • Do you have a BMI over 40? Or a BMI over 35, with other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes?  
  • Have you have already tried to lose weight without success?
  • Are you motivated to make lifestyle changes?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then weight-loss surgery may be an option for you.

We're here to help you.

At Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute, we have a team of weight-loss experts who can help you through the entire process of determining if surgery is right for you.

From understanding your insurance requirements to helping you change your habits: together, we will care for the whole you to promote lifelong success.

Why should I worry about my weight?

Being overweight can take a serious toll on your overall health. It can put you at a much higher risk for other diseases, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Heart disease
  • Joint problems, including osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • and others

We're with you every step of the way.

We offer a wide range of services that will help you on your journey:

  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Behavioral health support
  • Physical therapy


Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

How can you find us?

Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute is located in Northwest Portland. Find easy and free parking in one of our three parking garages or hop off the streetcar or bus lines right outside.

1040 NW 22nd Ave., Suite 520
Portland, OR 97210

Other frequently asked questions

What is gastric sleeve surgery?
In gastric sleeve surgery, the surgeon removes around 85 percent of the stomach. The stomach is changed to a “sleeve” shape, from the esophagus to the small intestine. It holds less food making you feel full faster. » Learn more
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What is gastric bypass surgery?
In a gastric bypass, your surgeon separates part of your stomach and creates a small pouch, then attaches it to a part of your small intestine. The new pouch is about the size of a golf ball, whereas the stomach is usually about the size of a football. Like the other surgeries, it holds less food, making you feel full faster. Since food bypasses the stomach and upper part of the small intestine, you absorb fewer calories and nutrients. » Learn more
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What is laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding?

Also called the Lap Band, this surgery is one of the least invasive options for bariatric surgery. Surgeons use a laparoscope (a tool with a tiny camera) to place a band around the top of the stomach leaving a smaller pouch available for food. It holds less food, making your feel full faster. As the name suggests, the procedure can be adjusted or reversed. » Learn more
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What is the weight-loss balloon?
The Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute offers the ORBERA gastric balloon. The procedure is simple. A soft balloon is placed in the stomach. Once placed, it is filled with saline to help limit the amount of food you eat. After six months, the balloon is removed, but the support for lifestyle change will continue for an another six months. » Learn more
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