Being overweight means more than not looking your best in a bathing suit. It can negatively impact every facet of life, affecting your ability to get around and do the things you enjoy most in life, and it can have a serious impact on your health.
Obesity is associated with more than 30 medical conditions, including America’s No. 1 killer, heart disease.
According to The Obesity Society, obese individuals may have a 50 to 100 percent increased risk of death from all causes, compared with normal-weight individuals.
But there’s hope. The weight loss options available at Holston Valley Medical Center’s Comprehensive Weight Management Center, the region's only Cigna 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center, can also affect every facet of a person’s life – positively. And bariatric surgery is the only cure for Type II diabetes, and can help with high blood pressure, sleep apnea and a host of weight-related health problems.
Utilizing state-of-the-art medical procedures such as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and endoscopic non-incisional therapies, as well as endoscopic suturing, we can help you get back to what’s important – living life on your own terms.
Holston Valley Medical Center and the Comprehensive Weight Management Center, in collaboration with Surgical Associates of Kingsport, have been designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. This program promotes patient safety, patient advocacy, and continuous improvement.
And our team at the Comprehensive Weight Management Center includes experienced board-certified bariatric surgeons, a board-certified nurse practitioner to collaborate with your team of surgeons for medical care and help facilitate your progress, a licensed practical nurse insurance referral coordinator and clinical assistant to help you navigate insurance requirements and program steps, a registered dietitian to help you make the best and most nutritious food choices as you begin down the road to your new life and hospital physicians and staff members who are experienced and knowledgeable about weight loss surgery.
Weight loss is a personal journey with many options for success. Learn about our support group and get other resources and tips to help you succeed long-term.
Holston Valley Medical Center and the Comprehensive Weight Management Center, in collaboration with Surgical Associates of Kingsport, have been designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
Weight-loss surgery can be a great tool to help you gain control of your appetite and improve your eating habits. During the surgery process, you will participate in extensive education on how to manage your food intake, make good food choices, become knowledgeable about recommended supplements and plan for exercise. You will also receive valuable tips on the emotional aspects of changing behavior patterns.
If you have questions about the weight loss options Wellmont provides, please contact us and we will respond at a time convenient for you. We are ready to answer your questions and provide information to help you in making this life-changing decision.
If you have questions or would like more information about Wellmont’s weight loss services, please let us know.
Marjorie "Tweety" Clark said she was just too young to feel that bad. Tweety's deciding moment came when she visited her doctor and learned she had gained four pound in one month. She had gastric bypass surgery and now down 160 pounds, Tweety says her decision was definitely worth it.
See Marjorie's story.
Hundreds of patients experience the joys of weight loss success each
year at Holston Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Weight Management Center. They're healthier. They're more active. They're living life to its fullest. Just a few of those stories are highlighted below.
Dr. Andrew Kramer, Surgeon Tina Killebrew, Nurse Practitioner
Laura Dyck, Registered Dietitian
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