Weight-Loss Procedures

Dr. Steven Tersigni with Patient

End Your Struggles with Weight Loss and Transform Your Life

Our calling at Bay Bariatrics is helping you be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. To help our patients achieve their weight-loss goals, we offer a range of affordable bariatric procedures and unwavering support both pre- and post-surgery.

Commonly referred to as “weight-loss surgery,” bariatric surgery includes a range of procedures that help you minimize caloric intake by reducing the capacity of the stomach. Candidates for weight-loss surgery are typically individuals who are severely overweight, suffer from weight-related health complications, and are unable to rid themselves of excess weight through other means, such as diet and exercise. Are you a candidate?

Our bariatric surgery center in Coos Bay serves communities throughout Oregon and Northern California. We take great pride in delivering superb care to each and every one of our patients. We are happy to work with you if you are looking to make a positive change in your life through weight loss. Contact Bay Bariatrics today if you are considering surgical weight-loss treatments.

We offer the following weight-loss procedures. While they all have the same goal of weight loss, the appropriate treatment will vary by individual. We'll work with you to determine the best procedure for your body and lifestyle.


Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Considered the gold standard of bariatric surgery, a gastric bypass reduces the capacity and the volume of the stomach. During this procedure a portion of the stomach is partitioned so that its overall capacity is reduced to roughly 1 ounce. This gives you a feeling of fullness after eating much smaller quantities of food, greatly reducing calorie consumption. Additionally, a section of the lower intestine is bypassed so that not all of the food ingested is totally absorbed. Most of our bariatric surgeries are performed using the minimally invasive laparoscopic method.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that reduces the size of the stomach by surgically removing the left side. This leaves the stomach with a dramatically reduced volume in the shape of a banana. You feel fuller faster, eat less, and lose weight. Like laparoscopic adjustable banding, this is a restrictive operation but does not involve the placement of a man-made device.

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Gastric Imbrication

Gastric Imbrication

Gastric Imbrication is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by using sutures to fold the stomach in on itself, reducing the volume of the stomach and its ability to distend when food is ingested. At the completion of the procedure, the stomach has a similar appearance to sleeve gastrectomy, but without removing any of the stomach. By restricting the size of the stomach, you will eat less and lose weight.

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding,
or LAP-BAND®

Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding (LAP-BAND) is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the capacity of the stomach by placing an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach, without any stapling or cutting. The amount of food you are able to eat at one time is dramatically reduced. You experience a feeling of fullness longer, eat less, and therefore lose weight. By adjusting the band, we can reduce the amount of food your stomach can hold. Adjustments are easily made in the office.

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Other Procedures

Other Procedures

Dr. Tersigni also performs revision surgery for patients who have had complications, unsatisfactory weight loss, or weight regain. Revision surgery is associated with significantly more risks than general bariatric surgery, so it is important to discuss your options with Dr. Tersigni before making the decision to have revision surgery.

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