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New Life Offers New, Non-Surgical Solution to Weight Loss

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is excited to share that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ORBERA™ to assist adult patients suffering from obesity – with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 – in losing and maintaining weight. New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery and the Tennova Center for […]

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Verifying your Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery

             Verifying your Insurance coverage for Bariatric Surgery What are some ways that you can help yourself get authorization for weight loss surgery? So that you are as informed as possible before you come for your first consultation with the bariatric surgeon, contact your insurance and make sure you have coverage for weight loss surgery. How […]

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity – Can We Treat Diabetes Through Obesity Treatments?

Not all people with Type 2 diabetes are the same and the cause of Type-2 diabetes has not been fully explained, but obesity is considered the primary risk factor. More than 90 percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes are affected by obesity. Also, being affected by obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes 93-fold […]

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Obesity is a Disease – Dr. Boyce’s Thoughts on the AMA’s Recent Classification

With the steady climb in the rate of obesity in the U.S., the American Medical Association recently officially classified the condition as a disease. Dr. Stephen Boyce, our experienced weight loss surgeon, comments on this important decision and how it may change the nation’s approach to healthcare. What were your thoughts when the AMA first […]

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Men: Is Obesity Affecting Your Sex Life?

From the “Your Weight Matters” magazine produced by the Obesity Action Coalition. By Stephen G. Boyce, MD, FACS, FASMBS When discussing obesity, it is common to focus on the well-known diseases often brought on by excess weight. Typically we hear about patients affected by severe obesity suffering from diabetes, hypertension/cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea or high […]

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