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...

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...

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...

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...

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...