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New Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgeon Joins McMinnville Surgical Associates and Willamette Valley Medical Center

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Willamette Valley Medical Center welcomes Erin Thompson, M.D., to the medical staff. As a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Thompson cares for patients with a broad range of conditions that commonly require surgery.

Dr. Thompson attended University of South Alabama, where she received her medical degree. She completed her Internship and Residency in General Surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.  She comes to Oregon from Springfield, Massachusetts, where she received additional training through a Fellowship in Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery.

As a very young child, Dr. Thompson found the inner workings of the human body fascinating and knew she wanted to go into medicine. She enjoys working with her hands to “effect a tangible and immediate change in patients’ lives”.  She finds practicing medicine rewarding, especially when she can help people regain their quality of life.

Dr. Thompson enjoys hiking and biking.  When she is not working in her clinic or enjoying the outdoors, you will find her curled up somewhere, reading a good book.

Dr. Thompson has joined Dr. Sandeep Kumar at McMinnville Surgical Associates.
Dr. Thompson will treat many conditions, including:

  • Obesity
  • Reflux
  • Hernias
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Colon and rectum diseases

Appointments may be made by calling:

McMinnville Surgical Associates
254 NE Norton Lane
McMinnville, Oregon
(503) 434-6060

About Willamette Valley Medical Center-

Located in McMinnville, Oregon, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is a 60-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital employs more than 620 people at its facility built in 1996.  Nationally recognized for its quality of care, WVMC is one of only 117 hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for five consecutive years by The Joint Commission. WVMC features a 24-hour Emergency Department with round-the-clock imaging and laboratory services, the Joint Replacement Institute, a Critical Care Unit and a Senior Behavioral Health Services unit. WVMC also provides a host of other services including a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services, a Family Birthing Center, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Breast Center, and Therapy Services. In addition, the hospital offers specialty services in the H. R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center, WVMC Weight Loss Surgery Center, and the Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center.  For more information, visit www.WillametteValleyMedical.com

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