The Benefits of Joining a Support Group

As a bariatric patient, you may already know that the key to sustainable weight loss is your commitment to lifestyle changes (i.e. diet and exercise). This is easier said than done, especially for those who have a completely different lifestyle. It is for this reason...

What to Expect During a Pre-Op Bariatric Class

At New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN, we believe that education is the cornerstone of successful weight loss. Hence, we make sure that our bariatric patients are equipped with sufficient and right information before they undergo this life-changing...

How Can Bariatric Surgery Help Patients with Comorbidities?

Obesity is a chronic disease that can lead to several comorbidities. A comorbidity is a disease that is strongly related to the primary disease. In the case of morbid obesity (having a BMI of at least 35), examples of comorbidities are hypertension, arthritis, sleep...

Bari Surgery Helps Man on 300-lb Weight Loss Journey

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles When your weight equals a quarter of a ton, day-to-day living is a lot of work. Jonathan Ward, a 46-year-old from Cleveland, Tennessee, was constantly considering how far he could walk while enduring the pain in his knees and how...

What is Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the United States. It involves the removal of 75 to 80 percent of the stomach and joining the remaining portions together to make a banana-sized stomach or “sleeve.” With a smaller stomach...

Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

When it comes to weight loss, many people assume that all you need is the discipline in eating the right kind and amount of food and a solid exercise program. While this could work for some, the expert team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville wants...

Post-Weight Loss Surgery Fitness

After months of being bundled up and coup inside the house, many of us are celebrating summer. It’s the best time of the year to go on vacations and spend the days outdoors. However, this fun time can be quite stressful for those who have just had bariatric or weight...

Post-Surgery Tips

Bariatric surgery can change your life! You may have heard or read this a lot when you’re considering bariatric surgery because this is true. Bariatric surgery can definitely change your life! However, you don’t instantly shed those extra pounds away after the...

What to Expect: The Bariatric Surgery Process

When people think of weight loss surgery, they presume it’s just an interaction between the patient and the surgeon. That’s not the case with New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville. Our surgery is a team effort before, during, and after the procedure. We...

Support After Weight Loss Surgery

Joining a support group before and after your bariatric surgery can be helpful for various reasons. Validation For many people, the decision to undergo bariatric surgery is never easy. Even after you made the choice, you may still find yourself having hesitations or...