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Obesity can negatively affect your quality of life. It’s one of the influential risk factors for serious health issues like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancer. While you’ve probably heard that in order to lose weight, you have to change your lifestyle, you may find it easier said than […]

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DiVinci Robotics Used By Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons

Obesity can significantly affect your quality of life. When left unmanaged, it can lead to a number of serious health complications such as coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancer such as breast, colon, kidney, and liver cancer. Losing Weight Through Surgery If you’ve never had any success […]

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Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?

The team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville knows that bariatric surgery is not a quick-fix surgery. It helps you lose weight but it also calls for your commitment to lifestyle changes.  Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Over a decade ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), published a report that individuals who are […]

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Obesity Facts

Obesity is prevalent in America. According to the CDC, about 78 million Americans are obese. The American Society in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) estimates that about 24 million Americans are morbidly obese. What is obesity? Obesity is categorized as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Being obese puts you at […]

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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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