Advanced videoscopic and robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgical techniques, GI endoscopy, benign foregut surgery, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery
Tufts University – 1980 B.S. Physics, Chemistry
University of Vermont – 1985 M.D.
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont – 1985-90 General Surgery Residency
University of Washington – 1990-92 Public Health, Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Tufts University
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery (1991, 2001, 2011)
with Added Qualification in Surgical Critical Care (1992)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Burn Life Support
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Cobean has been practicing in Portland since 1992. His practice focus and professional passion is advanced videoscopic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques, including diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as revision surgery. He enjoys offering his patients alternatives to conventional open surgery, including laparoscopic & robotic surgery, avoiding a hospital stay in many cases while achieving similar or better results. He has done over 2500 laparoscopic & robotic antireflux operations & hiatal hernia repairs, over 230 laparoscopic Heller myotomies for achalasia, over 120 transoral Zenker’s diverticulum repairs, and over 1900 laparoscopic weight-loss operations.
Dr. Cobean is married to an anesthesiologist. They have two grown sons. He holds a private pilot license with a seaplane rating but only looks skyward and talks about flying these days. He enjoys downhill skiing, sailboarding and playing musical instruments badly when he makes the time.