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Quit Smoking Before Surgery

Smoking, for some people, is a way to help calm their nerves. However, if you’re scheduled for surgery, especially bariatric surgery, you may want to find a better way to manage your nervousness other than smoking. Learn more about smoking and why you should quit...

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Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Obesity can have an impact on one’s ability to conceive. Research suggests that the higher your BMI (body mass index), the longer it takes for a woman to conceive. Being obese can also pose serious health issues for the mother and the baby. It increases the risk of...

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What to Expect After Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a chronic disease and often cannot be treated by a simple diet and exercise alone. In many cases, people who are morbidly obese need more than a lifestyle change to get started. This is why weight loss or bariatric surgery is highly recommended for...

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Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?

Making a decision to undergo bariatric surgery is not easy. It is a major life commitment. You will have to change your eating habits and commit yourself to an exercise program to really achieve your weight loss goals. These and other things are discussed in our FREE...

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What is Obesity?

Some people are quick to assume that obesity is simply a result of poor dietary choices and lack of physical activity. However, it’s often not the case at all. Continue reading to learn more about obesity from the team of experts at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in...

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Post-Bariatric Surgery Dos and Don’ts

Bariatric surgery is a wonderful tool for obese individuals who struggle to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. It doesn’t automatically make you lose weight, but with self-care, careful planning, and commitment, you can achieve the health goals you set for...

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Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Being overweight places you at great risk of suffering from different health issues. This includes heart disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, and kidney problems. For some, losing weight can be as simple as changing one’s activity level and eating habits. However, for many...

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Meet Dr. Mark Colquitt

At Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, we make sure you get the best bariatric care possible. We are fortunate to have a tenured, dedicated surgeon who is well-experienced in bariatric surgery. Dr. Mark Colquitt is certified through the American College of...

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Bariatric Surgery to Improve Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is important for overall health. However, for people suffering from obesity, falling or staying asleep can be a struggle. To make it worse, conditions associated with obesity, such as sleep apnea, can make it harder to achieve a good...

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