10 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Holidays After Bariatric Surgery

10 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Holidays After Bariatric Surgery After bariatric surgery, it can be tricky to balance your health and wellness goals with your love of holiday fun and festivities. Fortunately, Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. K. Robert Williams and his team at New...

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The Importance of Quitting Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery

The Importance of Quitting Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is life changing. It is one of the biggest decisions you will make during your lifetime. As a result, you will want to do all you can to ensure it goes well and you get the results you want...

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Treating Morbid Obesity with Bariatric Surgery

A person is considered morbidly obese when he or she has a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 and a high percentage of body fat. Morbid obesity can cause a range of health issues including:• Type 2 diabetes• High blood pressure and heart disease• Osteoarthritis•...

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Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon Before Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure. Not only does it help in weight loss, it can also help resolve obesity-related health issues. Bariatric surgery, however, is not for everyone. The team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville encourages all...

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Meet Allix!

Allix Reeder, PA-C is the newest member of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery team. She’s worked with the Premier Surgical at Parkwest Medical office since 2017 and is now caring for bariatric patients. We interviewed Allix to get to know more about her role at...

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Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Cancer Survivor Live Her Best Life

News from Parkwest Healthy Lifestyles Nicole Jenkins is a businesswoman, wife and mother who lost 145 pounds following weight-loss surgery at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville performed by Bariatric Surgeon Dr. K. Robert Williams, Jr. The Sevierville woman, now a...

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How to Stay on Track While on Vacation

How to Stay on Track While on Vacation Are you excited for your vacation, but also dreading it at the same time? It’s totally normal! For many people who have undergone bariatric surgery, vacations can be a challenge as they can throw you off your weight loss plan....

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Summer Treats That Are Weight Loss Friendly

Summertime is about enjoying life a bit more. There is no doubt that there are some summer treats that are not ideal for those who are trying to lose weight. Does that mean you cannot enjoy some great foods this summer? No, what it means is that you need a bit more...

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Life After Bariatric Surgery: Support Groups

Bariatric surgery is a great tool for starting your health journey. However, it's not a magical tool that will make you suddenly lose weight and keep it off forever. To achieve your desired results, you have to make a lot of permanent changes in your lifestyle - from...

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Taking Vitamins and Supplements After Bariatric Surgery

Your body will go through a lot of changes after bariatric surgery. There will be changes in digestion and how much food you can eat. These changes can limit the nutrients your body receives. Depending on the type of bariatric surgery you had, to prevent nutritional...

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