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The Do’s and Don’ts After Bariatric Surgery

In a report published by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, over 100,000 cases of bariatric surgery were done from 2011 to 2015. Bariatric surgery is a medical procedure recommended for those with a body mass index of 30 and above, and those with weight-related health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and […]

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Candidates for Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a growing problem, especially in well-developed nations. It is associated with chronic conditions like stroke, heart failure, and diabetes. Because of this, it is recommended that highly obese individuals lose weight. Bariatric Surgery While making changes in one’s lifestyle specifically in diet and physical activity is encouraged among obese individuals, this traditional weight […]

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Meet Our Surgeons

Have you met the surgeons at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists? At Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville, we are lucky to have two dedicated surgeons who are well-experienced and certified through the American College of Surgeons and Fellows of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Johnathan H. Ray, M.D. Dr. Jonathan Ray, originally […]

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Rogersville Man Goes from 500 Lbs to Running 5Ks

Thanks to gastric bypass surgery, Danny Hottle of Rogersville is 304 pounds lighter today than a year ago. He can now bathe himself, drive more comfortably, ride rollercoasters, sleep better and run a 5K race. But Hottle’s surgery had an extra ingredient for success: his personal determination. “Everybody has similar types of surgery,” said Mark […]

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Gastric Sleeve

The growing awareness of the health risks associated with obesity has led to an increase in bariatric surgeries. Bariatric surgery may be an option for those who are obese (a body mass index of 30 or higher), have obesity-related problems, and are unable to lose weight through traditional means such as diet change and increase […]

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