Bay Area Hospital is the Oregon Coast’s foremost center of surgical expertise. Our specialized programs offer a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and treating patient conditions, providing the most innovative and outstanding care for our patients.

Our surgeons are at the technological forefront of surgical care, employing minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy, endoscopy, and arthroscopy. Bay Area Hospital’s acquisition of the da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgery System in 2017 gives surgeons access to state-of-the-art technology, offering the precision and range of motion available only with robotic-assisted surgery. This exciting technology puts our surgeons on the leading edge of minimally invasive surgery.

You're in Good Hands

The physicians, nurses, and technologists working in the Operating Room emphasize teamwork, with a shared goal of ensuring your safety and comfort. We put the patient at the center of care.

The surgeons at Bay Area Hospital offer expertise in a wide variety of surgical disciplines, including thoracic surgery, urology, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, bariatrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and reconstructive plastic surgery. Many are assistant clinical professors at Oregon Health & Science University and fellows of the American College of Surgeons. The surgeons are assisted by a highly qualified team of nurses and scrub technicians, as well as the South Coast’s only physician-led anesthesia staff.

In addition to holding Oregon nursing licenses, our nurses undergo specialty training for the Operating Room. Bay Area Hospital provides an advanced training program for surgical nurses – an intensive six-month course to strengthen the skills learned in nursing school. Many of our nurses are nationally certified in surgical nursing.

Our well-qualified scrub technicians are trained to directly assist surgeons at the operating table, many with additional certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

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Safety and Comfort

Our anesthesia team is led by board-certified anesthesiologists, who supervise and work alongside nationally certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). This diverse team of professionals ensures a high standard of patient safety.

Keeping you safe and comfortable is your surgical team’s uppermost concern. Before you’re given anesthesia, you’ll participate in our safety timeout to verify your name, birth date, and procedure, as well as any allergies that might affect your care. After you receive your anesthetic, the team holds a second timeout, once again verifying key details to ensure your safety.

Throughout the surgical procedure, the team follows rigorous procedures to protect you from surgical errors and infections.

After the Surgery

You’ll regain consciousness in our PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit, also known as the Recovery Room). The PACU nurses, specially trained to care for post-surgical patients, will monitor you until you’re ready to return to your room.

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Bariatric Center

Weight Loss Surgery at Bay Area Hospital

Bay Area Hospital was designated a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Program (MBSAQIP). This special recognition acknowledges the high-quality care that is the hallmark of Bay Area Hospital.

To become accredited, Bay Area Hospital underwent a site inspection during which all aspects of its bariatric surgery processes were examined and health outcomes information reviewed. Our program is also recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Center of Excellence, one of only five in all of Oregon.

Steven Tersigni, M.D., performs more than 200 bariatric surgeries a year. He is the founder of Bay Bariatrics and provides Bariatric Surgery to patients from all over Oregon and the surrounding states. Dr. Tersigni is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He specializes in breast, thoracic, and general surgery with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Tersigni is currently a clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine.

Derek K. Rogalsky, M.D., specializes in treating a wide variety of surgical diseases including conditions of the breast, colon, gallbladder, and hernia repair. He has a special interest in performing minimally invasive, robotic, and bariatric surgeries. He is certified by Intuitive on the da Vinci® robotic surgical system and also trained in humanitarian surgery through the Colorado University Surgical Skills Workshop.

Bay Area Hospital has newly remodeled bariatric rooms with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance the comfort and overall experience for our bariatric patients and their families.

To maintain the highest standard of care, our multidisciplinary staff participates in continuous education.

The collaboration between Bay Area Hospital and Bay Bariatric provides you with all of the educational supplies and resources you need to be successful with your weight loss surgery.

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Urology Care

The Urology Care at Bay Area Hospital includes diagnosis and treatment of both the female and male urinary systems, including kidneys, ureters, bladders, urethra, and disorders of the male reproductive system.

At Bay Area Hospital, we are able to test and treat a wide range of urological problems, including:

  • Impotence
  • Urologic Cancer
  • Non-incision Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Incontinence
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Stone Disease
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Prostate Disease

Our advanced techniques are improving the lives of thousands who suffer from these and other urological conditions.

Robotic Surgery

Many urologic surgeries can be performed using the robotic assistance of Bay Area Hospital’s da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Robotic surgery can mean smaller incisions, less blood loss, and faster healing.