Bariatric Surgery
Patient Success Stories


Garret P.

Garret P. Coos Bay, Oregon

Losing Weight and Gaining A Life

*After years of telling his wife she needed a bigger car, Garrett says he realized that the size of her car wasn’t actually the problem. Garrett had Gastric Sleeve surgery in March of 2010 and successfully lost 110 lbs.

For Garrett, losing weight with the assistance of bariatric surgery meant adding years to his life while also improving the quality of his life. “I saw my family health history and it showed problems I didn’t want to have,” says Garrett. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Garrett says that losing weight made riding a bike a lot more comfortable and more fun. Before surgery, Garrett wasn’t able to go hiking with his son’s Boy Scout troop. Since having surgery, Garrett joins his son on hikes without any trouble.

*Individual results may vary.

Before and After Photos
Garrett Pallo before gastric sleeve surgery.Garrett Pallo after gastric sleeve surgery.
Lori R.

Lori R. Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Living Life to the Fullest

*At 42, Lori Risner weighed 241 pounds, had diabetes, and had been on blood pressure medications for half of her life. In March of 2013, Lori had gastric bypass surgery and has lost almost 100 pounds.* Today, she’s off the medication and is able to control her diabetes through diet.

She says, “I heard Dr Tersigni was the best. I love him and everyone in the office. They are awesome!” Before surgery, Lori weighed too much to ride her horse. Now she’s back in the saddle and loving it. For others considering weight-loss surgery Lori says, “Get healthy and live life to the fullest. Don’t wait!”

*Individual results may vary.

Before and After Photos
Lori Risner before gastric bypass surgery.Lori Risner after gastric bypass surgery.