Qualified and Compassionate

Posted on December 14, 2016

The surgeons at the Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery are well experienced, and all are certified through the American College of Surgeons, with specialization in bariatrics. That experience goes a long way in making patients feel secure about trusting the center for weight loss services. But there’s another kind of experience you’ll find here. […]

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Life Gets Better Every Day

Posted on December 14, 2016

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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A blessing for body, mind and spirit

Posted on December 14, 2016

Over 18 months, Debra Hinson, 50, 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. “I’ve tried cutting my food in half, diet plans and […]

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Go Ahead and Do It!

Posted on December 14, 2016

It’s not something you decide to do overnight. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery requires a lot of intentional consideration. “I changed my mind every other day,” says Jim Gilmore, 70. “It’s a whole lifestyle change, but it’s worth it many times over.” Gilmore is enjoying the benefits of bariatric surgery performed by Jonathan […]

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Shedding Weight and Worry

Posted on December 14, 2016

“My blood sugar this morning was 116, and it used to be 200 in the mornings,” says Jim Johnson, 67, Knoxville. “I’m on no diabetes medication, I’m not on any cholesterol medication, my blood pressure is 110 over 68 with a resting pulse rate of 65, and I’ve been off the CPAP for six months.” […]

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Bypassing Go

Posted on December 14, 2016

She never liked having pictures made, but after losing 279 pounds via bariatric surgery Robin Ayala of Cleveland, Tenn., might want to reconsider that one photo she loathes most – the one on her driver’s license. “I’ve had to show people my driver’s license and they won’t accept it!” Ayala said recently. “They don’t believe it’s […]

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