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Surviving Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery

If you have just undergone bariatric or weight loss surgery, you may be anxious about surviving your first Thanksgiving after the procedure. After all, it’s the time of the year where hearty, large meals are served. Proper preparation is the key towards enjoying this holiday unscathed. Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville share some tips […]

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He Shed, She Shed: Knox Couple Take Bariatric Route to Healthier Life

News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center He said he wanted “a second chance at life.” She said she wanted a family. Together, Caleb and Danielle Neeley are on their way after surgeries by Jonathan Ray, MD, a bariatric surgeon at Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery and Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville. Since […]

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Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery has become the preferred weight loss option for those who are obese. Some studies have found out that the procedure doesn’t just address obesity; it can also benefit those with coexisting morbidities such as diabetes. About Diabetes The latest report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that […]

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Obesity Care Week

Obesity Care Week About 70 percent of Americans today, ages 20 and older, are considered overweight. A third of them are obese. This year, October 29-November 4 is recognized as National Obesity Care Week. The mission of National Obesity Care Week to advance an evidence-based understanding of obesity and widespread access to respectful, comprehensive and […]

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Support Groups for Success After Bariatric Surgery

Undergoing bariatric surgery is a major event. It is a big step in a person’s weight loss journey. Foothills Weight Loss Specialists provides local monthly support groups in Knoxville and Maryville for patients who have had bariatric surgery. Support groups are comprised of people who have been in your shoes. Joining these groups can provide […]

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