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Christy M. Dunst, MD, FACS

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4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N60
Portland, OR 97213
2320.8 miles away
Speaks: English

The Oregon Clinic Center for Advanced Surgery - East

4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N60, Portland, OR 97213

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About Christy M. Dunst

Christy M Dunst, MD FACS is a practicing esophageal surgical specialist with the Center for Advanced Surgery at The Oregon Clinic in Portland, OR. Her practice is 100% dedicated to diseases of the esophagus and stomach including GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, paraesophageal and hiatal hernia repair, motility disorders and cancer. She joined the multispecialty group after completing the Thoracic Foregut Fellowship at University of Southern California in 2006 under Dr. Tom DeMeester. She has been the Program Director for the Providence Portland Medical Center Advanced GI-Foregut Clinical Surgery Fellowship since 2018 and is a board member of the Fellowship Council. Dr. Dunst graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver Colorado and completed general surgery residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She has been the Executive Director of The Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education (, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of surgery through education and invention since 2011. Dr. Dunst is an active member of several organizations, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Dunst also a founding member and active board member of the American Foregut Society. Her area of research focuses on mentoring surgical fellows in all aspects of disorders of the esophagus.


Hennepin County Medical Center


Hennepin County Medical Center


Keck School of Medicine of USC

Medical School

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine


Professional Associations
  • Board Member, American Foregut Society
  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Member, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • Member, American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • Member, International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)
  • Member, Portland Surgical Society
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
The Oregon Clinic Center for Advanced Surgery - East
4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N60
Portland, OR 97213

The Oregon Clinic Center for Advanced Surgery - West
9155 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 735
Portland, OR 97225

Affiliated Locations
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Da Vinci Esophagectomy
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Laser Therapy For Esophageal Cancer
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopy
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ph Test
  • Esophagectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastric Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (G-Poem)
  • Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gerd Diet And Lifestyle Counseling
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Linx
  • Odynophagia
  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Port
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barrett's Esophagus
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (Tif)