We love sharing the journeys of our patients.  It’s the small steps and the big accomplishments that keep someone celebrating their decision to have bariatric surgery.


One patient, Kimberly Walters, was recently featured on WFLA-8 for running in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic.  She spoke with reporter David Espinosa Hall about her journey.  This is an excerpt from the news feature: 

“I had weight loss surgery in October of 2016 and the first seven months, I lost 80 pounds and it really picked up where that was the most I was going to lose. But it became maintaining,” Walters recalled.  Walters fell in love with running. The Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic is a way to keep her goals on track

“Gasparilla’s been awesome. I ran a 5k six or seven years ago and then last year I was injured,” Walters said.

She believes this physical evolution gives her a new perspective on life.

“I feel better inside about who I am which is really important to me,” she added.”

To watch the interview or read the full article, visit https://www.wfla.com/news/gasparilla/gasparilla-race-gives-local-woman-new-outlook-on-life/