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World Obesity Day

October 11th is World Obesity Day, a great opportunity to learn more about this growing epidemic and ways to get out of it. What is obesity? Obesity is considered a medical condition. It occurs when an individual carries excess body weight or fat.  To determine if one is obese, doctors use a tool called the […]

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A good support system is important after surgery

Bariatric surgery can be a great tool for achieving weight loss. It’s a life-changing procedure but can also be overwhelming, especially at the start. This is why we, at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, believe in the importance of having a good support system even before you embark on this journey. Why a good […]

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What is Gastric Sleeve?

If losing weight through diet and exercise have not helped you lose weight long term, then you may have considered weight loss surgery. Also known as bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery treats obesity and indirectly, the conditions that go along with it. This includes sleep apnea, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis.  Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss […]

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Why Support Groups Are Important After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is not just another surgical procedure. You have to make the necessary changes to achieve long-term weight loss success.  At Foothills Weight Loss in Knoxville, we know that change is not easy, especially if it means breaking the habits you have for years. This is why support groups are vital after a weight […]

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Baritastic App

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure. How much change you will see after it, solely depends on you. Those who have been the most successful in keeping off the weight after the surgery are the ones who have made the necessary changes to make it happen. They incorporate regular physical activity and follow their dietitian’s […]

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