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...

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...

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....

Crossville Woman Finds New Life with Bariatric Surgery

News from Parkwest Health & Lifestyles There’s a reason it’s called “comfort food.” Like many people, Lori Naczynski found comfort in eating foods that weren’t good for her. Extra sugar, carbs and fat felt like a treat at a time when she needed to be consoled....

Meet Sarah, Our Bariatric Nurse at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is not just another surgical procedure. It’s life-changing. That’s why here at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, we want to make sure that you get the best possible care in all phases of bariatric surgery. And we’re proud to say...