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How Soon Can I Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery?

If you've been considering bariatric surgery or had bariatric surgery, you may already know that exercise is crucial for your long term weight loss success. How soon can you exercise after weight loss surgeryYour exercise routine actually begins right away, before you...

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How to Survive Summer BBQs After Surgery

You’ve had bariatric surgery, and you’re ready to take charge of your health. However, upcoming summer BBQs may feel like they’re threatening to derail your progress and goals. BBQ season doesn’t have to interfere with your weight loss journey. Instead, follow this...

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Blount Co. Mom Loses 175 Lbs with Bariatric Surgery

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Health & Lifestyles Tracy Shelton is a business owner and mom of two teenagers who leads a busy lifestyle. Four years ago, she underwent bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and has since lost 175...

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What is Gastric Sleeve?

The sleeve gastrectomy is one of the procedures most commonly performed by Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Mark Colquitt of Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville. We want to help those considering weight loss surgery understand what a gastric sleeve is. It is a weight...

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Staying Hydrated After Weight Loss Surgery

Staying hydrated is very important after a weight loss surgery. In fact, it is an essential component to the healing process. It helps eliminate waste products more efficiently from the body and it also increases the sensation of fullness. It is recommended that you...

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Get Support After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is just a tool to help you get started with your weight loss journey. To be successful, you need to follow it up with lifestyle changes like exercise and a healthy diet. This does not come easy for many bariatric surgery patients, but with the help...

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Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

The term bariatric surgery is used to describe a range of surgical procedures that are performed on people who need to lose weight. These surgeries are not appropriate for everyone, but they can be very successful in helping morbidly obese patients reduce their weight...

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