Weight Loss Specialists
Dr. Steven Tersigni
Steven Tersigni, MD, FACS, is an expert in the field of bariatric surgery. Board certified since 1996, he is also a fellow with the American College of Surgeons, an honor awarded only to proven and accomplished surgeons. In addition to his surgical expertise, Dr. Tersigni fosters a caring and compassionate environment for every patient.
Dr. Tersigni earned his medical degree from the University of Utah in 1990 and completed his internship and residency at the University of Kansas.
A leader in the field of bariatric surgery, he is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has served as president of the Oregon Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Tersigni has practiced bariatric surgery longer than anyone else in Oregon and serves as a mentor to other bariatric surgeons.
Dr. Tersigni is a member of multiple professional associations, including the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Southwestern Surgical Congress, and the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and has been president of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Tersigni and his wife Lori live on Oregon’s south coast and enjoy spending time with their three children and grandchildren.
Dr. Derek Rogalsky
Dr. Rogalsky is a general and bariatric surgeon at North Bend Medical Center in Bay Bariatrics.
He grew up in the Northwest, in Eastern Washington and attended college at Seattle University. It was there that he met my wife Rebekah and started his journey into service and medicine. After receiving their undergraduate degrees Dr. Rogalsky and his wife spent a year teaching and mentoring at a school in Haiti for the underserved.
Following this year of service he enrolled at Georgetown University school of medicine and Rebecca taught special education a charter school in Washington DC as part of Americorp’s Teach for Americacorp program.
It was at Georgetown that he learned the concept of Cura Personalis, which is the motto of Georgetown medical school. This phrase means care of the whole person and is most embodied by caring for not only for a person’s medical needs but recognizing how social, emotional, and spiritual needs play a huge part in a person’s health.
Jenna Beh, PA-C
Jenna Beh joined Bay Bariatrics in November 2018 as both physician assistant and bariatric treatment coordinator. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant (PA), Jenna was a registered dietitian in her hometown of Pittsburgh, where some of the first laparoscopic weight loss procedures were performed.
“Obesity is a deeply personal disease. I’m honored when patients choose to share their stories, struggles, and successes with me.”
When Jenna and her dog aren’t spending a rainy day binge-watching a new show on Netflix, you may bump into them walking on the beach, jogging around town, hiking through the woods, or practicing yoga.