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Candies, Cookies, Cakes, Oh My!

By Kelley Narramore, LPN Seems like Christmas is here and everyone says, “Tis the season for this or tis the season for that…,”  but, one thing most people agree on is: Tis the season to gain weight if you aren’t careful. I must admit I was nervous about Thanksgiving because of all the food and […]

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My First Thanksgiving as a Bariatric Patient

This year, as I do every year, I reflected on everything that I have to be thankful for. This year I was able to add my surgical success to that list. Bariatric surgery is about so much more than just weight loss.

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Three weeks and going strong!

By Kelley Narramore, LPN This weekend was a real turning point for me. I had really been struggling with fatigue and my energy levels. Some of this has to do with my protein intake. I am still struggling with that, but am trying everyday to improve. I really feel like I am back to “normal,” […]

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Impact of LAP-BAND Approval for Knoxville Weight Loss Surgery Patients

At his Knoxville bariatric surgery practice, Dr. Stephen Boyce discusses the latest news from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration that could potentially affect 26 million Americans. The FDA has approved the LAP-BAND System®, a surgical weight loss technique, for use in patients with a Body Mass Index of 30-35 with one or more […]

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Man Climbs Mountain, Runs Marathon After Impressive Weight Loss

Since losing 60 pounds, Keith Stewart has completed an extreme mountain-climbing journey, two half marathons, and a full marathon. Following his treatment at the Covenant Weight Management Center with renowned weight loss specialist and Knoxville bariatric surgeon Dr. Stephen Boyce, Stewart’s waist shrunk from a 44 to a 38, turning him into a self-proclaimed lean, […]

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