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March Is For Nutrition

Bariatric surgery is just a tool for achieving weight loss. To sustain it, it is important that you follow the dietary guidelines designed carefully by your healthcare providers. This dietary plan aims to provide you with well-balanced meals even if your caloric intake is restricted. Following this plan ensures that you have sufficient protein and […]

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Husband and Wife Find Answer to Weight Loss Battle

It takes a lot of energy to be the parent of teenagers, and that energy is harder to come by if you’re morbidly obese. When Daniel and Stacey Rorie began having trouble keeping up with their kids, they decided it was time to do something about it. Daniel and Stacey Rorie have lost a combined […]

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Treating the mind, body and spirit at Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgeons Mark Colquitt, MD, and Jonathan Ray, MD, of Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville,  have been practicing in East Tennessee for more than a dozen years. After helping more than 2,200 patients lose close to 200,000 pounds since their practice opened in 2002, the board certified surgeons say they’re happy to be part […]

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Bypassing go: Cleveland woman gets energized after bariatric surgery

She never liked having pictures made, but after losing 279 pounds via gastric bypass, Robin Ayala of Cleveland, Tenn., might want to reconsider that one photo she loathes most: the one on her driver’s license. “I’ve had to show people my driver’s license and they won’t accept it!” Ayala said recently. “They don’t believe it’s […]

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The ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ of bariatric surgery

Obesity has become a significant national health issue. Our society is overweight. The foods we eat are often poor choices and can lead to obesity. Morbid obesity, defined as having a BMI over 35 and being at risk for obesity- related health issues, is closely correlated with serious medical conditions including heart disease, high blood […]

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