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Summer Time After Bariatric Surgery

Like many people, you may have looked forward to this season to arrive. The warming of the weather makes it the perfect time for picnics, barbecue parties, and more. The team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville knows that taking part in these fun-filled events can be a challenge if you have just had […]

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No More Mr. Big Guy: Rocky Top Man Loses 400 Lbs.

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles John Dougherty was the big man in town. “There could be guys over 6 feet tall in the room, but I was always ‘the big guy’ because I weighed 625 pounds and was 5-foot-9. I wasn’t overweight – I was ‘under tall,” he said jokingly. “But I didn’t want to […]

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What is Gastric Sleeve?

If losing weight through diet and exercise have not helped you lose weight long term, then you may have considered weight loss surgery. Also known as bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery treats obesity and indirectly, the conditions that go along with it. This includes sleep apnea, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis.  Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss […]

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Foothills Offers Duodenal Switch

If you are morbidly obese, your healthcare provider may recommend bariatric surgery. One procedure option for those who are morbidly obese is biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). It’s a complex procedure that helps you lose weight by reducing your ability to absorb calories, vitamins, and minerals. Like other weight loss surgeries, BPD/DS is only for […]

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Why Support Groups Are Important After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is not just another surgical procedure. You have to make the necessary changes to achieve long-term weight loss success.  At Foothills Weight Loss in Knoxville, we know that change is not easy, especially if it means breaking the habits you have for years. This is why support groups are vital after a weight […]

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