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Knoxville Surgeon Works to Decrease Barriers to Bariatric Surgery

Like an estimated 160 million Americans, Chad Lemons of Harriman, Tennessee, tried and tried to lose weight, but couldn’t.  “I did so many diets over the years. Low carb, high carb, intermittent fasting…” says Lemons. “I tried my hardest and couldn’t get the weight off. At my heaviest I was 400 pounds.” Meanwhile, the 35-year-old […]

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New Research Indicates Weight Loss Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese

It has long been known that being overweight increases your risk for many serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis. Now, there’s evidence that weight loss surgery has the potential to do more than simply reduce risk for these conditions—it also may increase lifespan for obese patients. Obese […]

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Weight Loss Surgery May Benefit Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers report bariatric surgery may help obese patients achieve long-term remission KNOXVILLE, TN It has long been known that obesity increases your risk for several health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. Now, there’s evidence that obese patients with type 2 diabetes can control the disease better with weight loss surgery, compared to medicine alone. “There […]

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Bariatric Program Helps Consumers “Weigh Their Options” for the New Year

For many Americans, the conclusion of the holidays and the start of the New Year are the catalyst for making a serious commitment to losing weight, but traditional methods—like restrictive dieting and extensive exercise—do not provide sustained weight loss results for everyone. If you failed to lose weight through conventional methods and are considering a […]

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WATE-Covering Your Health: Gastric Balloon Helps Battle Obesity

Dr. Stephen Boyce of New Life Center is the first physician in East and Middle TN to offer the Orbera intragastric balloon for weight loss. He shows WATE’s Lori Tucker how this new tool can help people battle obesity without surgery.  CLICK HERE to view story.

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