Our Staff

The staff at Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, LLC is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for every patient that enters our clinic. We strive to understand the needs of the bariatric patient and cater to them through our friendly and accessible office personnel. We are here to ensure that you receive high quality medical care at the time of your surgery and at every office visit. Our staff members have dedicated their lives to helping bariatric patients live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Dr. Emma Patterson


Dr. Emma Patterson developed a passion for bariatric surgery during her fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She has more than 10 years of experience and performed over 3,000 bariatric surgeries.

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Dr. Laura July


Dr. July decided to dedicate her career to bariatric surgery during her final year of general surgery residency training. While initially moving toward surgical oncology she was fortunate to spend an elective rotation with bariatric surgeon Dr. Emma Patterson in Portland, OR.

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Dulcie Ward


Dulcie Ward, Dietitian at Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, is both a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian.

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