Meet Erica! Our Patient Advocate at New Life Bariatric

When you come in at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville for a consult, one of the first few people you will speak with is Erica Geary, our Patient Advocate. Erica has an important role to play in helping patients start the bariatric process. She will...

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...

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....

Join Our Facebook Support Group

Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery is a major life decision. Unlike other types of surgery, weight loss surgery requires your long-term commitment to lifestyle changes if you want to sustain the weight loss. That means you have to follow the recommended eating and...

Bariatric Surgery is NOT Just for Women

Weight loss surgery has been around for years, yet there are still so many misconceptions about it. One is the ‘easy’ approach to losing weight. And second, that it’s only for women who want to lose their extra weight. The Facts Going under the knife to...