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...

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...