Weight Loss & Nutrition

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Nutrition and weight loss are important components to your health and may directly contribute to the development of various diseases and cancers. Our nutritional experts will help you lose weight by discussing different aspects of fitness, surgery, nutrition and weight loss. The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers an array of weight loss services and provides a comprehensive approach to weight loss by partnering with patients to address individual needs and the most appropriate weight loss options available. 

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Medical Moment: Top 5 FAQs for Weight Loss Surgery
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Matthew Mancini, MD, surgeon, discusses the top five more frequently asked questions patients have before and after having weight loss surgery. In this video Dr. Mancini will answer the following questions: • Can a patient take anti-inflammatory medications after surgery? • Why should a patient stop smoking or using tobacco products before surgery? • What happens to the excess skin after weight loss surgery and what can be done about it? • Why should a patient start exercising before surgery? • What happens to the stomach after weight loss surgery? For more information about weight loss surgery or other weight loss options available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Seasonal Superfoods
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In this Medical Moment video, Ashely Coulter, RD, LDN, talks about foods that are referred to as "superfoods." Ashley explains what makes them superfoods and what superfoods are available each season. https://www.utmedicalcenter.org/lib/file/manager/news/25_Common_Super_Foods.pdf
Medical Moment: Misconceptions of Bariatric Surgery
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Greg Mancini, MD, Bariatric Surgeon, discusses some of the misconceptions of bariatric surgery, the medical conditions that can be treated, and the importance of sleep in maintaining health after bariatrics surgery. In this video Dr. Mancini will answer the following questions: - Is bariatric surgery all about looking good? - How does bariatric surgery impact diabetes? - How does sleep contribute to obesity? For more information about bariatric surgery or weight loss options available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Matthew Mancini, surgeon, talk about the different weight loss or bariatric surgery procedures that are available. Dr. Mancini will answer the following questions in this Medical Moment: • What is bariatric surgery? • What are the different types of bariatric surgeries? • What are the requirements to have bariatric surgery? • Why would a patient choose one bariatric procedure over another? • What is important to consider when choosing where to have bariatric surgery? For more information about bariatric procedures or other weight loss options available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: DASH Diet
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Linda Quimby, Registered Dietitian, talks about a dietary approach that helps reduce high blood pressure. In this video Linda will answer the following questions in regards to the DASH diet: • What is the DAHS diet and what is it used for? • What does the DASH diet include? • How can someone get more information about the DASH diet and other nutrition services? For more information about the DASH diet or Wellness Nutrition Counseling services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Diabetes
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Dr. Anthony Wilson, Family Medicine, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for patients that have Type I or Type II diabetes. For more information about Diabetes or Nutritional Counseling services at UT Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Basics of Nutritional Label Reading
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Receive a detailed description on how to read nutritional labels and what to look for on various food items for nutritional health from dietitian Leah Kittle, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC.
Adjustable Gastric Band for Weight Loss.mov
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Step by step of a laparoscopic gastric band adjustment with Dr. Matthew Mancini at the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Tennessee Weight Loss & Surgery Center in Knoxville, TN.