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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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Summer Time After Bariatric Surgery

Like many people, you may have looked forward to this season to arrive. The warming of the weather makes it the perfect time for picnics, barbecue parties, and more. The team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville knows that taking part in these fun-filled events can be a challenge if you have just had […]

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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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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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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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