Daniel A. Cusati, MD, FACS

When patients see Dr. Cusati, he wants them to feel listened to, informed and confident about their decision and their plan for treatment. Dedicated to providing the highest level of surgical care, he treats a variety of conditions using the latest technology and techniques, including minimally invasive and laparoscopic.


Dr. Cusati was born and raised in Venezuela. After obtaining his medical degree at Universidad Central de Venezuela – Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti, he moved to the United States and completed surgical training. After finishing a general surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he completed surgical sub-specialty training and two fellowships in minimally invasive surgery and in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.

Certifications & Associations

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Cusati is a member of the Lane County Medical Society, Mayo Clinic Priestly Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Medical Association, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, and American College of Surgeons.

He has published and lectured nationally on multiple topics, including minimally invasive surgery and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. He also serves an Affiliate Associate Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), assisting with training of medical students.

Clinical Interests

Colon surgery
Fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd)
Gallbladder surgery
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
Laparoscopic pancreatic procedures
Liver surgery
Small bowel and colon
Umbilical hernia repair
Ventral hernia repair

Personal Interests

Dr. Cusati and his wife, Leslie, have two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, reading, grilling and playing soccer.


Dr. Cusati performs a variety of minimally invasive procedures to treat diseases of the liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas, performed at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.