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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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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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Healthy Holiday Food Choices for Bariatric Patients

There are so many family traditions tied to food that have followed us through life. This is why holidays can be tough for many bariatric patients. Sticking to your recommended eating plan during these festivities may seem impossible but with careful planning, it can be done. Here are some holiday swaps that you can try […]

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Closed Caption Online Seminar

Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery to change your life and most importantly, improve your health, is a major undertaking. This is why at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeon in Knoxville, we require our prospective qualified patients to take part in a bariatric seminar BEFORE committing to weight loss surgery. This free informational seminar is your very […]

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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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