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Published on June 24, 2019

Weight Loss Surgery: Kimberley Shares Her Journey in Her Own Words

Kimberley's Weight Loss Surgery Journey

We pay another visit to Kimberley Thompson-Hairston for an update on her bariatric surgery journey.

About Cone Health Bariatric Surgery

The Cone Health Bariatric Surgery Program is the only program in the Triad that is recognized as a Center of Excellence by North Carolina’s top four health plans:

    • Aetna Institute of Quality (IOQ) for Bariatric Surgery
    • BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) for Bariatric Surgery
    • Cigna Designated Facility for Bariatric Surgery
    • UnitedHealthcare Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

Stories of Exceptional Care

  • Making the Healthy Switch from Sugary Snacks and Beverages + One Patient's Success Story

    Making the Healthy Switch From Sugary Snacks and Beverages + One Patient's Success Story

    When doctors told her that her life was in danger, Crystal Avinger took control of her health with healthy eating. In this 2 Your Well-Being discussion, listen to Crystal's inspiring story and get tips for cutting out sugary snacks and beverages from registered dietitian Kate Watts.
    July 18, 2022
  • Melvin Burnett

    Weight Loss Surgery: Melvin Burnett's Journey

    “I didn’t want to die, to make my son an orphan and my wife a widow,” Melvin Burnett says. “I became determined not to allow disease to cripple me like it had crippled my father. I felt God telling me to make a change.” With help from the Cone Health Bariatric Weight Loss Program
    January 7, 2021
  • Weight Loss Surgery: Ron Payne's Journey

    Weight Loss Surgery: Ron Payne's Journey

    Ron well understands why everyone he talked to before having bariatric surgery said they wished they’d had surgery sooner. “I knew I’d done everything I could do to lose weight, and my kids are in the best years of their lives,” he says. “Why would I want to put this off any longer?”
    September 28, 2020
  • Weight Loss Surgery: Jennifer Parker's Journey

    Weight Loss Surgery: Jennifer Parker's Journey

    “Today, after losing more than 100 lbs. in just over a year, I have a confidence and feeling of self-worth that’s completely different than what I’ve had for most of my life,” says Jennifer Parker, 41, of Kings Mountain. “I see such a positive shift in myself that it makes me sad for the old me.”
    September 9, 2020