Northside Hospital - Weight loss surgery inspires Peachtree Road Race first-timer

Weight loss surgery inspires Peachtree Road Race first-timer

Posted on: July 02, 2019


If you would have told 30-year old Nancy Sanchez a year ago that she would be running the Peachtree Road Race on July Fourth, the Fairburn mother of 3 says she would have laughed at you.

"I mean I tried everything from prescription medication, to going to the gym, to getting a trainer," Sanchez remembers. "I mean, I would plateau at some time, I would plateau, and my health was getting worse."

So, one day, in the spring of 2018, Sanchez approached her boss, bariatric surgeon Srinivasa Gorjala of Bariatric Innovations, to ask him for his advice.

Because, after years as a Northside bariatric nurse, helping patients reach their weight loss goals, Sanchez says, she was struggling.

Watch Nancy's story from FOX 5's Beth Galvin.

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