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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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No More Mr. Big Guy: Rocky Top Man Loses 400 Lbs.

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles John Dougherty was the big man in town. “There could be guys over 6 feet tall in the room, but I was always ‘the big guy’ because I weighed 625 pounds and was 5-foot-9. I wasn’t overweight – I was ‘under tall,” he said jokingly. “But I didn’t want to […]

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Gastric Bypass IS Covered By Many Insurance Plans

Gastric bypass is one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery. In this procedure, your surgeon makes changes to your stomach and small intestine, affecting the way they absorb and digest food. Gastric bypass leads to weight loss as it: restricts the amount of food your stomach can hold limits the calories and […]

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Bariatric Assessment

Bariatric surgery is a great tool for achieving weight loss. At Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, we ensure that our patients meet the general criteria to be considered for bariatric screening evaluations. These criteria are based on the standards set by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. These include: a BMI of […]

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‘No Regrets’ Bariatric Patient Chooses Quality Over Quantity

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Rex Veach, a quality representative/engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, decided a lifetime of yo-yo dieting was enough. So he chose quality over quantity, turning to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons to lose excess pounds and control his voracious appetite. “I’ve been in […]

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