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...

Preparing for Your Bariatric Surgery

Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery is not easy. After all, it’s not your typical surgery. It can change your life significantly! And even after deciding to go through with weight loss surgery, the process may still be confusing.  We understand how overwhelming it...

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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...

Should You Quit Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is not an ordinary surgery where you can simply go back to your normal life and forget about it. When you sign up for it, you are committing to lifelong changes. To help you adjust to your new life and maintain weight loss for the long term, we at...