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Weight Loss Surgery May Benefit Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers report bariatric surgery may help obese patients achieve long-term remission KNOXVILLE, TN It has long been known that obesity increases your risk for several health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. Now, there’s evidence that obese patients with type 2 diabetes can control the disease better with weight loss surgery, compared to medicine alone. “There […]

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Bariatric Program Helps Consumers “Weigh Their Options” for the New Year

For many Americans, the conclusion of the holidays and the start of the New Year are the catalyst for making a serious commitment to losing weight, but traditional methods—like restrictive dieting and extensive exercise—do not provide sustained weight loss results for everyone. If you failed to lose weight through conventional methods and are considering a […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Encouraged Before Knee Replacement for Severely Obese Patients

From Tennova Healthcare New study shows bariatric surgery before joint replacement may improve quality of life Being overweight is associated with several health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. But extra weight also raises the risk of getting a certain type of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis. One in five Americans […]

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Understanding there is no “quick fix” to weight loss

The Easy Way Out? We’ve all heard people refer to bariatric surgery as “the easy way out”. When my husband had his surgery several years ago, hearing this comment would make me so angry. Since then I have had bariatric surgery myself and now I just kind of laugh when I hear it. Unfortunately, when people […]

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General Surgery is a Family Affair for Two Knox Brothers

Growing up, brothers Dr. K. Robert Williams and Dr. Kristopher B. Williams of Knoxville, never imagined they would one day both be physicians, must less – that they would be General surgeons working in the same practice and occasionally in the same Operating Room. “When we were little kids, I was going to be a […]

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