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Knoxville Surgeon Works to Decrease Barriers to Bariatric Surgery

Like an estimated 160 million Americans, Chad Lemons of Harriman, Tennessee, tried and tried to lose weight, but couldn’t.  “I did so many diets over the years. Low carb, high carb, intermittent fasting…” says Lemons. “I tried my hardest and couldn’t get the weight off. At my heaviest I was 400 pounds.” Meanwhile, the 35-year-old […]

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Meeting Expectations

What happens when someone who works in the medical field suddenly becomes a patient? I found myself in this situation this year. I can now say I know what it is like to be on the other side of the reception window and have my care and time affected by others. New Life Bariatric / […]

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November is American Diabetes Month®

Approximately 29 million people in America have diabetes. While this disease can strike anyone at any age, it is particularly common among individuals who suffer from severe obesity. Type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the condition, is one of the most frequently experienced comorbid (obesity-related) conditions among people who are severely obese. November is […]

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Seven years ago when I was searching for a nursing position outside of the hospital setting, I was fortunate to find an opening at a prestigious bariatric surgery center. Little did I know at that time what a life changing experience it would be, both for the patients I would assist on their weight loss […]

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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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