Bariatric Surgery
Patient Success Stories


Bonnie Riley

Bonnie Riley Roseburg, Oregon

Choosing Life

*For Bonnie Riley, choosing bariatric surgery meant choosing life: “I looked around and didn’t see any old obese people. I figured they must be dead or hidden away somewhere and I didn’t want to be one of them.”

Since her surgery on March 10, 2014, she went from 317 pounds to 155 pounds, and has been able to do what she couldn’t before. She goes to football games with her grandchildren and travels with her husband frequently. After the weight loss, she saw the Northern lights for the first time and climbed a mountain in Arizona. Bonnie says, “I enjoy every single day. I’m taking time for me now. I have the energy to do the things I want to do.”

*Individual results may vary.

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Denise S.

Denise S. Coos Bay, Oregon

A Family Decision

*Denise Stevens was thin growing up, but she started gaining most of her weight after the birth of her two daughters. She says, “I was a great dieter, but would gain all of the weight back, plus more. It hurt to do anything active with the extra weight, so I didn’t.” Denise realized she wanted to be able to play with her granddaughter, ride bikes and horses again, and wear nice clothing for work.

A family member told her about Dr. Tersigni and Bay Bariatrics. As a result of weight-loss surgery and the support of her family, Denise can now do the activities she enjoys. She has lost 125 pounds, rides bikes with her family, and works out with her husband all the time.

*Individual results may vary.

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Cheer P.

Cheer P. Sisters, Oregon

Keeping Pace With The Kids

*Over fourteen years ago Cheer Papworth was 30 years old and weighed 280 lbs. She tried every diet possible, but couldn’t lose weight. After Dr. Tersigni performed her gastric bypass surgery, Cheer lost 130 lbs and has kept it off for over a decade.

As Cheer lost weight, she gained confidence: “I used to see myself as an invisible person. I didn’t think anyone would hire me. Since surgery, I’m much more confident.” Following weight-loss surgery, Cheer went back to school and also had a third child. She loves being able to keep up with all three of her kids and their activities.

*Individual results may vary.

Before and After Photos
Cheer Papworth before bypass surgery.Cheer Papworth after bypass surgery.