New Procedure for Chronic Acid Reflux Requires No Incisions

Living with chronic acid reflux requires patience, a restricted diet and lots of antacids. Many times, even that isn’t enough to deal with the problem. I am pleased to announce that I along with Premier surgeon Dr. David J. Harrell are the first surgeons in East Tennessee to offer a new, incisionless surgical procedure that […]

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Understanding the Difference between Obesity and Morbid Obesity

Obesity, having too much body fat, is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. BMI is a measure of your weight relative to your height.

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Obesity and Depression

Studies indicate that obesity and depression are closely linked. People who are obese are more likely to be depressed, and people who are depressed are more likely to be obese. In fact, a study conducted by the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, found that obesity increases the risk of depression in initially non-depressed individuals […]

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