Dr. Williams Leads Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery

News From Parkwest Medical Center Bariatric surgery can often benefit morbidly obese people or those with obesity-related illnesses who have been unable to lose weight through other methods. Parkwest Medical Center’s Center for Bariatric Surgery is led by K. Robert Williams, MD, FACS, FASMBS, who is board certified in bariatric surgery with New Life Center […]

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Obesity is a Chronic Disease

According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity is a condition characterized by having too much fat in the body. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI), a person with a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. Factors Leading […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Encouraged Before Knee Replacement for Severely Obese Patients

From Tennova Healthcare New study shows bariatric surgery before joint replacement may improve quality of life Being overweight is associated with several health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. But extra weight also raises the risk of getting a certain type of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis. One in five Americans […]

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A blessing for body, mind and spirit

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles In the last 18 months, Debra Hinson, 50, has lost nearly 100 pounds. The Sevierville resident said she has revamped not only her body, but her mind and spirit as well. “I have been on every diet that you can possibly think of my whole life,” Hinson said. […]

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Husband and Wife Find Answer to Weight Loss Battle

It takes a lot of energy to be the parent of teenagers, and that energy is harder to come by if you’re morbidly obese. When Daniel and Stacey Rorie began having trouble keeping up with their kids, they decided it was time to do something about it. The Rories, who live in Blaine, Tenn., have […]

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Knoxville Weight Loss Surgeon Discusses New Clinical Study On Prevention of Nutritional Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies often occur in bariatric surgery patients who do not take the necessary amount of nutritional supplements after surgery. Dr. Stephen G. Boyce of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery recently co-authored a clinical study examining the benefits of simplifying the vitamin supplement regimen of bariatric patients. Knoxville, TN – Weight […]

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Life gets better every day – Rogers finds Knoxville surgeon for life-changing procedure

Moments of joy can come from the strangest of circumstances. Lori Rogers’ laundry is a perfect example. She was going about the mundane task of folding clothes when she stopped to look at a pair of her shorts. She held them up, and that’s when she got that little burst of happiness. “Never in my […]

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity – Can We Treat Diabetes Through Obesity Treatments?

Not all people with Type 2 diabetes are the same and the cause of Type-2 diabetes has not been fully explained, but obesity is considered the primary risk factor. More than 90 percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes are affected by obesity. Also, being affected by obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes 93-fold […]

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Current State of the Treatment of Obesity

Obesity continues to be a serious health concern claiming hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide annually. So much of our thinking around obesity, its pathophysiology and how surgical procedures actually work has changed throughout the past 10 years.

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The Effectiveness Of Weight Loss Surgery

An article published by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) highlights a study regarding the increasing efficacy of various bariatric surgeries over the years – including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy. According to a co-author of the study, research data continues to suggest that bariatric surgery is not only […]

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