Dana D. Portenier, MD Dana D. Portenier, MD

Dana D. Portenier, MD

General Surgeon, Weight Loss Surgeon

4.65 out of 5  (129 ratings, 12 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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919-470-7000 Office number
919-470-7028
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

The impact I have on my patients is what I enjoy most about being a weight loss surgeon. It is amazing that we can do an operation that not only helps a patient lose weight, but also fixes their diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, along with giving them a better quality of life. There are a lot of options these days for people who are considering weight loss surgery. It’s important for patients to take into account each institution and what resources they have available. Duke is fully equipped to take care of complex cases in a safe manner. We have a multi-institutional team that’s been around the Triangle the longest and has the most experience. Almost every patient comes back after surgery and we see some of their previous medical conditions go away. That’s a good definition of success.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, 1999
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, Providence Hospital (Michigan), 1999-2004
FELLOWSHIP
Traveling Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Fellow, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York), Saint James University Hospital, Leeds (England), 2004-2005
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Dana Portenier's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.65 out of 5 (129 ratings, 12 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Cine-med
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Levita
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • Teleflex Inc.
  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.