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World Obesity Day

October 11th is World Obesity Day, a great opportunity to learn more about this growing epidemic and ways to get out of it. What is obesity? Obesity is considered a medical condition. It occurs when an individual carries excess body weight or fat.  To determine if one is obese, doctors use a tool called the […]

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A good support system is important after surgery

Bariatric surgery can be a great tool for achieving weight loss. It’s a life-changing procedure but can also be overwhelming, especially at the start. This is why we, at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, believe in the importance of having a good support system even before you embark on this journey. Why a good […]

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Dos and Don’ts After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can dramatically change your life. However, for it to be worth it and to achieve long-term weight loss success, you have to make the necessary lifestyle changes.  Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons Recommends these The Dos After Bariatric Surgery Follow your eating plan Weight loss surgeries work by making changes in your digestive […]

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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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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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