Bariatric Surgery
Patient Success Stories


Jennifer R.

Jennifer R. Coos Bay, Oregon

I Have a Life Now

*Jennifer had been obese since she was 6 years old and always struggled gaining weight. With low self-esteem and unhappy with the way she looked, she knew she had to make a change.

Her husband’s new job provided insurance coverage so with the support from friends and family, Jennifer made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery.

Jennifer has lost 205 pounds since her surgery and can now swim, hike, 4-wheel, fit in a plane seat, and go on rides at Disneyland.

“I would do it again in a heartbeat! I have a life now.”

*Individual results may vary.

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Stephany W.

Stephany W. Roseburg, Oregon

Now I Can Run

*Three years ago, Stephany Woodral would never have believed she’d run two 5K races. But her gastric bypass surgery in September 2012 made it possible—taking her from 312 pounds to 140 pounds.

“The surgery is one of the tools for my life,” Stephany says, “It helped me change my whole lifestyle. I eat better, healthier food. The changes in my diet work together with the exercise I do to help me not gain the weight back.”

Stephany chose Bay Bariatrics for her surgery because of its excellent record and location on the coast. She says, “I have referred four other people there because my experience was so great.”

*Individual results may vary.

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Nichole R.

Nichole R. Reedsport, Oregon

A Better Life

*Nichole Rushner, a nurse at Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport, looked to bariatric surgery to change her life for the better. She said, “When it was too hard to get up off the couch to get my son a drink of water, I knew I needed to do something. I wanted to be a better wife and a better mother.”

Nichole lost 176 pounds since her surgery on February 18, 2014, which has allowed her to change her habit of eating into a habit of walking. Now she can run, play, and go on bike rides with her two children and it isn’t a problem at all.

*Individual results may vary.

Before and After Photos