Free Online Weight Loss Seminar

At Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, TN, we require all of our new patients to view and complete our free online informational seminar as the first step in our bariatric program. Participating in an info session is required by most insurance plans that...

What You Need to Know Before Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an effective tool for weight loss. However, just like any elective procedure, the decision to undergo this should be done after carefully weighing the pros and cons. Dr. Mark Colquitt and the team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville...

Is Obesity a Chronic Disease?

Obesity is a chronic disease, affecting about 36.5 percent of adults in the United States. It’s often linked to a myriad of conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, joint disease, and many more. While many people blame...

Exercising After Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a great tool for losing weight. This can benefit you if you’re obese and have not found any success with any of the conventional weight loss methods. However, this procedure does not work like magic. You can’t just walk away after...

Candidates for Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a growing problem, especially in well-developed nations. It is associated with chronic conditions like stroke, heart failure, and diabetes. Because of this, it is recommended that highly obese individuals lose weight. Bariatric Surgery While making changes...