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Dr. Deal specializes in minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) surgery for obesity (bariatric surgery), benign esophageal disorders (reflux disease, paraesophageal hernias, achalasia), and gastrointestinal surgery. She also has a special interest in complex abdominal wall hernias, inguinal hernias, and gallbladder surgery.
Personal Information
Dr. Deal loves spending time with her family and friends, running, playing volleyball, hiking and traveling.
Clinical Experience
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Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Esophageal Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 2014
Residency
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash., 2020
Fellowships

Advanced GI/MIS Bariatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2021
Research, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash., 2017

Professional Activities and Awards
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Member
  • Association of Surgical Education, Member
  • Surgical Education Research Fellow 2016-2017
  • OHSU School of Medicine Class Vice President, 2010-2012 and President, 2013-2014
  • First Place Resident Case Presentation, Seattle Surgical Society 2016, 2020
  • Virginia Mason Scholarly Achievement Award, 2019
  • Richard C. Thirlby Award presented to the chief resident who exemplifies availability, affability, and ability, Virginia Mason General Surgery, 2020
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