How Can Bariatric Surgery Help Patients with Comorbidities?

Obesity is a chronic disease that can lead to several comorbidities. A comorbidity is a disease that is strongly related to the primary disease. In the case of morbid obesity (having a BMI of at least 35), examples of comorbidities are hypertension, arthritis, sleep...

What is Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the United States. It involves the removal of 75 to 80 percent of the stomach and joining the remaining portions together to make a banana-sized stomach or “sleeve.” With a smaller stomach...

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 Make Your Weight Loss Resolution Stick

You may be starting this year with several goals in mind, including eating better and losing weight. You wonder how you can ensure these goals stick around past this month. The trick to keeping New Year’s resolutions, including the ones related to your health, is by...

Weight Loss Surgery is a Team Effort

Some people may feel that surgery is just a brief interaction between a surgeon and the patient. But this isn’t really the case at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville. Our surgery process is a team effort before, during, and after your procedure. New...