Obesity and Diabetes Go Hand-In-Hand

Being obese puts you at risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps in regulating your blood sugar level. When you eat, carbohydrates...

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Kingsport Man Says Bariatric Surgery Saved His Life

News From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Jordan Casey has always struggled with his weight. Two years ago, Casey weighed in at 556 pounds. Nearing the age of 30 and realizing he was approaching the 600-pound mark and obesity-related diseases, he knew something had...

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Holidays are fun but they can also pose certain challenges especially if you’re trying to lose weight. We interviewed our New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery registered dietitian, Krystal, for some tips on how to eat healthy on these special occasions. Here are some...

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In-Person Seminar Are Up and Running

Bariatric surgery is an amazing tool for helping you live a healthier life. If the recommended lifestyle changes are applied, it can help you lose weight, improve, or even treat some of your medical conditions, and improve your overall quality of life. This procedure...

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What to Expect from Pre-Op Class at New Life

All bariatric surgery patients of New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville are required to attend our Pre-Op Educational Class 3-4 weeks before their scheduled surgery.  For Nurse Sarah, who facilitates the seminar, education is the number one key to success...

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Get to Know Dr. Williams!

If you’re obese and have been struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise (including professionally supervised ones), you may qualify for bariatric surgery.  Dr. Robert Williams and his team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN can help...

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Preparing for your Bariatric Surgery

Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery is not easy. After all, it’s not your typical surgery. It can change your life significantly! And even after deciding to go through with weight loss surgery, the process may still be confusing.  We understand how overwhelming it...

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Support Groups Are Important After Weight Loss Surgery

Life after bariatric surgery can be different. This is why having a strong support system is important after weight loss surgery. While your family and friends can be a part of it, nothing compares to being part of a group that has been in your shoes. Joining a...

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Dos and Don’t After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure. While it can definitely help you lose weight, the surgery itself is just the beginning of your journey. What happens, in the long run, depends largely on you and your commitment to changes. Life after surgery will be...

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