Losing weight is one of the most common goals set at the beginning of each year. While increasing physical activity and changing eating habits have helped people to lose weight, there are those who still struggle to do so.
If this is how you describe your weight loss journey, you may benefit from a bariatric or weight loss surgery.
How Bariatric Surgery Helps You Lose Weight
Bariatric surgery is an effective tool for helping you achieve a healthier you. It can help you lose weight through different mechanisms – restricting the amount of food your stomach can hold, causing nutrient malabsorption, or a combination of these.
When done with positive lifestyle changes (i.e. following the diet and exercise plan), you can lose a significant amount of weight.
What’s more, bariatric surgery can also improve some of your obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and sleep apnea. And if you’re scheduled for an orthopaedic surgery, losing weight before your procedure can make a difference.
Research shows that by losing weight before an orthopaedic procedure, you can reduce your chances of possible complications such as infections, blood clots, heart problems, and the need for another surgery.
Bariatric Surgery and Insurance Coverage
Most insurance providers cover weight loss surgeries. At Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons, as part of our process, our patients meet with our financial counselor to discuss their possible insurance benefits and payment options.
Our providers at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville are in-network for most insurance plans.
Our FREE Info Series
Undergoing bariatric surgery is a major life decision to make. To help our patients make a more informed choice, we offer a FREE info series. You can attend it either in-person or watch it online. Visit https://www.foothillsweightloss.com/get-started/ to Get Started today!
Benefits of doing the online seminar
Whether it’s concern about your health, work, or something else, we make this seminar available to you, anywhere you are.
Our online seminar offers the same information we offer with our in-person seminar. The only difference is that you’ll be doing this within the comfort of your own home or office.
All you need is an Internet connection (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser) and about 40 minutes of your time.
To start viewing this video, you need to complete the registration (please contact our office at (865) 984-3413 to confirm that we have received your registration). If you decide to pursue the surgery after watching the video, we have a link for filling out the New Patient Paperwork.
If you have any questions about viewing our seminar or something else, please don’t hesitate to call the Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons team at (865) 984-3413.
Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. Foothills is affiliated with the Fort Sanders Regional Center for Bariatric Surgery, part of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.