Biography & Education

Biography

"While one cannot promise perfection, I do feel that my patients deserve the very best. I always strive to achieve positive outcomes by providing the best surgery, individually tailored to each person's needs. I specialize in advanced surgical techniques, especially endoscopic surgery, because I believe that it provides the most up-to-date care with the least pain and lifestyle disruption."

Dr. Swanstrom graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He later completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Emanuel Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Swanstrom finished his fellowship in surgical endoscopy at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON. He brings The Oregon Clinic - Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery (GMIS) multiple honors and awards, including an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, an honorary appointment to the French Academy of Surgery, the Golden Scalpel Award for Excellence in Teaching and others. He has been featured as one of Portland Monthly Magazines Top Doctors in 2006 and 2007. Dr. Swanstrom is the Fellowship Director for Providence Minimally Invasive Surgery Postgraduate Fellowships and is a Director of the Institute for Image Guided Surgery in Strasbourg, France.

Dr. Swanstrom is an international expert in digestive diseases and their minimally invasive treatments - including advanced laparoscopic approaches and advanced flexible endoscopic interventions. He is credited with performing multiple "firsts" in the world of surgery and endoscopy, including pioneering antireflux procedures, laparoscopic and endoscopic (POEM) treatments of achalasia, NOTES, and multiple other interventions.

Areas of expertise

Advanced Laparoscopy, Esophageal Disease and Swallowing Disorders, Endoscopic Treatment of Achalasia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Surgery

Education
  • Undergraduate & Graduate, University of Colorado & University of Paris
  • M.D., Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Internship & Residency, Emanuel Hospital and Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), Portland, OR
  • Fellowship, Surgical Endoscopy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • Fellow, American College of Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeon England
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery
4805 NE Glisan St.
Suite 6N60
Portland , OR 97213

Specialties