Treating Morbid Obesity with Bariatric Surgery
A person is considered morbidly obese when he or she has a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 and a high percentage of body fat. Morbid obesity can cause a range of health issues including:
• Type 2 diabetes
• High blood pressure and heart disease
• Sleep apnea
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Morbid obesity can also cause certain types of cancer including colon and rectal, uterine, gallbladder, liver, thyroid, and pancreatic cancer.
Bariatric Surgery for a New Life
Bariatric surgery is the only effective and long-lasting treatment for morbid obesity. Patients who have unsuccessful results with nonsurgical treatments (i.e. medically-supervised diets and exercise) would be recommended for bariatric surgery.
At New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN, we understand that weight loss surgery is a huge commitment, and we want to make sure you have all the needed information to make an informed decision.
The first step towards a healthier, new life is watching or attending our FREE online info seminar.
Our online seminar is convenient for those who prefer to stay home. You can complete it anytime and from anywhere as long as you have your computer and a decent internet connection.
To view the seminar, you must complete the registration form and log in using the Chrome, Safari, or FireFox browser. The seminar is a 35-minute video and includes a quiz.
Once you complete the seminar, please contact the New Life office at (865) 694-9676 to confirm that we have received your registration information.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a healthier, new life.
New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. New Life is affiliated with the Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery, part of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.