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...

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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...

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What is Gastric Bypass?

Losing weight is more complicated than what other people perceive it to be. Some may easily do it through diet and exercise while others may not see a significant difference with these steps. If you’re one of the latter and your body mass index (BMI) classifies you as...

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Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

Weight loss is more than just about what and how much you eat. Your level of stress and how well you manage it can also impact your weight loss journey. The Relationship Between Stress and Weight Gain Whenever you are stressed, your body responds by releasing hormones...

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Importance of Sticking to Your Prescribed Diet Plan

Bariatric surgery can significantly change your life, especially if you commit to the changes that come with it. For patients of New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, after your surgery, our bariatric team will start you on several phases of a diet plan....

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Knox Woman Loses Over 100 Pounds After Bariatric Surgery

News from Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Christy Brown has struggled with feeling overweight her entire life. In 2017 Brown says she stepped on the scale at 325 pounds, her heaviest weight, and knew she needed help. She intensified her efforts to eat nutritious...

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How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Whether it's for work or leisure, traveling can oftentimes be a temptation that can derail you on your weight loss journey. However, with careful planning and discipline, the team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery says you can enjoy your trip without falling...

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How to Prepare for Bariatric Surgery

Being obese greatly affects your quality of life. It limits your ability to do things like wearing whatever you want and places you at greater risk of developing certain diseases. If you've tried for a long time to lose weight but still end up in a cycle of more...

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Why You Need to Join Support Groups After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an effective tool for losing weight. However, in order to sustain the weight loss, you have to commit to major life changes, specifically with diet and exercise. Changes like these don’t come easy to many people. It is for this reason why Dr. K....

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Does Bariatric Surgery Improve Heart Health?

Bariatric surgery is one of the recommended weight loss tools for obese individuals who struggle to lose weight through conventional means (i.e. diet even medically-supervised ones and exercise). Studies have shown that bariatric surgery doesn’t just aid in weight...

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