Being overweight doesn't just affect how you look in a bathing suit. It can negatively impact many aspects of life, including your ability to get around and do the things you enjoy most, and it can have a serious impact on your health.
Obesity is associated with more than 30 medical conditions, such as heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. 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 can also impact a person’s life – positively. Bariatric surgery is the only cure for Type II diabetes, and it can help with high blood pressure, sleep apnea and a host of weight-related health issues.
We can help you get back to what’s important – living life on your own terms – using state-of-the-art medical procedures, such as:
As a Cigna 3-Star Quality Bariatric Center – and the Tri-Cities' only accredited surgical weight-loss center – the Comprehensive Weight Management Center promotes patient safety, patient advocacy and continuous improvement. Our dedicated team includes:
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 managing your food intake and making good food choices. You will also develop an exercise plan and receive information about recommended supplements, as well as valuable tips on the emotional aspects of changing behavior patterns.
Holston Valley's Comprehensive Weight Management Center, in collaboration with Surgical Associates of Kingsport, has been designated an MBSAQIP Accredited Center by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric 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.
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.
Think weight-loss surgery might help you? Our new weight management center offers a full range of weight-loss options.
Marjorie "Tweety" Clark thought 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 pounds in one month. After gastric bypass surgery – and losing 160 pounds – she says her decision was definitely worth it.
See Tweety's story.
Hundreds of patients experience the joys of weight-loss success each
year at Holston Valley's Comprehensive Weight Management Center. They're healthier. They're more active. They're living life to its fullest. Here are just a few of those stories:
Dr. Andrew Kramer, surgeon
Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, surgeon
Jena Hutson, nurse practitioner
Laura Dyck, registered dietitian
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