Southern Oregon Bariatric Center
More than a quarter of American adults are seriously overweight. Obesity can devastate your health, lifestyle and self-esteem. At Southern Oregon Bariatric Center, we know losing weight can seem like an uphill battle. But you don't have to do it alone. We can help.
To learn about bariatric surgery at Southern Oregon Bariatric Center, call us toll-free at 877-404-SOBC. You can also visit us online at www.sobariatric.com.
Southern Oregon Bariatric Center is a partnership between Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Oregon Surgical Specialists. We offer a comprehensive approach to weight management, including bariatric treatment as well as nutrition, fitness and lifestyle counseling. Our team of specialists includes surgeons, clinicians, dietitians, fitness trainers and counselors.
The program has totally changed my life for the better. The support from the Southern Oregon Bariatric staff is the finest and most complete of all the other programs I looked into. You are not left alone to figure out what to do. They always have an answer for whatever you may need during post surgery.
The day I had gastric bypass surgery was the day I became reborn. Since then, I have lost 120 pounds. I feel absolutely fabulous. I now have the tools to continue to be a success, knowing that it takes diet, exercise and an understanding of behavior and the regular attendance to a support group. This particular program with Southern Oregon Bariatric Center provides all that and more. The help of their coordinator, dietician, personal trainer, physical therapist, social worker and the talent of the physicians are what set this program apart.
Since my surgery on May 2, 2007, I have lost 145 pounds and 18 inches on my waist. I find myself more active today than I have been in years. I am not sure I can convey the emotion I felt when I played golf for the first time in three years or the day I was able to sit in a restaurant booth. This past summer I had the opportunity to fly back east to visit friends whom I had not seen in years. What a joy it was when I did not need the assistance of a seat belt extension!
Tracy Shaw had 11 Pear Blossom Runs under his belt and had competed in three triathlons before a new job in 1996 sidelined his fitness program. “Being in the fire service as a career was great,” says Tracy, “but it was mostly a desk job, and all of a sudden there wasn’t enough time to work out and train.” Over time Tracy’s weight ballooned to more than 350 pounds, his knees and ankles hurt, and he was certain he was a heart attack waiting to happen. Tracy decided to take control of his weight and regain his life. His first step was contacting Southern Oregon Bariatric Center. It has been almost a year since Tracy had gastric bypass surgery, and he is gearing up for this year’s Pear Blossom Run. He runs 3 to 6 miles four times per week, lifts weights, and works out every day. Tracy loves to run. “It’s a release; you let your troubles go and test yourself,” he says. Look for Tracy at the starting line on April 11, where the Pear Blossom Run slogan fits him perfectly: Everyone’s a Winner.
Tracy Shaw, shift officer,
Jacksonville Fire Department.
For more details about improving your health through bariatric care, visit Southern Oregon Bariatric Center online at www.sobariatric.com.