2700 SE Stratus Ave • McMinnville, OR 97128 • Main Switchboard: 503.472.6131

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

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The Willamette Valley Weight Loss Center is a certified Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®)




Bariatric Surgery Coordinator: Ellen Plaia
Direct Line:
Email:  ellen.plaia@MyWVMC.com

Office Address:
254 NE Norton Lane
McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch

Office Phone: 503-434-6060
Office Fax: 503-435-6463

Weight management is a very personal issue, requiring a customized solution. Dr. Guillermo Higa takes a one-on-one approach with each patient seeking a weight loss solution, ensuring every question is answered. He provides guidance, recommendations and surgical options based on your needs and lifestyle to determine the best minimally invasive weight-loss surgery option.

Dr. Higa and Dr. Thompson perform:

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery
  • Lap Band removal
  • Revisional surgery (on a case-by-case basis)

When you visit our bariatric surgery office located in McMinnville Oregon, our friendly staff will be there to welcome you and make your visit as comfortable as possible. We always take the time to fully explain our treatment options, as well as what you can expect after bariatric surgery.

Dr. Higa is committed to raising health awareness in the greater Yamhill County area and educating patients about the weight loss surgery process, from start to finish.

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