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Fitting In: Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical It takes extra effort to go to the movies when you’re a 336-pound woman. Just ask Kerrie Merz.  Merz dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would […]

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A Good Investment in her Health

It was disappointing. Christine Sabb of Maryville applied for a position as a massage therapist but didn’t get the job. She was told it was because she hadn’t had her license long enough. It seemed like a reasonable explanation. But when the job went to a classmate who had been licensed the exact same amount […]

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Shaping Summer

Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Carrying an extra 100 pounds on your body is literally a heavy burden to bear. For Summer Martin, the health problems that came as a result of that extra weight made bearing that burden even harder. “I was on two blood pressure medications. I had been diagnosed with high […]

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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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