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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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‘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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Meet Our Surgeons

Have you met the surgeons at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists? At Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville, we are lucky to have two dedicated surgeons who are well-experienced and certified through the American College of Surgeons and Fellows of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Johnathan H. Ray, M.D. Dr. Jonathan Ray, originally […]

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Get to Know Bariatric Surgeon Jonathan Ray, MD

Q: Where are you from and where did you attend medical school? A: I am from Thibodaux, Louisiana, and I attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans. Q: What types of bariatric surgery do you offer to patients? A: At Fort Sanders Regional, we perform Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Lap Band and the Loop […]

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Blount Co. Man Gets the Most Out of Senior Years with Weight Loss Surgery

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles It’s not something you decide to do overnight. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery requires a lot of intentional consideration. “I changed my mind every other day,” says Jim Gilmore, 70. “It’s a whole lifestyle change, but it’s worth it many times over.” Gilmore is enjoying the benefits of […]

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