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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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New Research Indicates Weight Loss Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese

It has long been known that being overweight increases your risk for many serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis. Now, there’s evidence that weight loss surgery has the potential to do more than simply reduce risk for these conditions—it also may increase lifespan for obese patients. Obese […]

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New Life Offers New, Non-Surgical Solution to Weight Loss

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is excited to share that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ORBERA™ to assist adult patients suffering from obesity – with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 – in losing and maintaining weight. New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery and the Tennova Center for […]

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Verifying your Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery

             Verifying your Insurance coverage for Bariatric Surgery What are some ways that you can help yourself get authorization for weight loss surgery? So that you are as informed as possible before you come for your first consultation with the bariatric surgeon, contact your insurance and make sure you have coverage for weight loss surgery. How […]

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity – Can We Treat Diabetes Through Obesity Treatments?

Not all people with Type 2 diabetes are the same and the cause of Type-2 diabetes has not been fully explained, but obesity is considered the primary risk factor. More than 90 percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes are affected by obesity. Also, being affected by obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes 93-fold […]

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