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Comprehensive Weight Management Center
Weight-loss clinic in Kingsport, Tennessee
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, including heart disease, America’s #1 killer.
According to The Obesity Society, obese individuals may have a 50 to 100% increased risk of death from all causes compared with normal-weight individuals.
But there is hope.
How the Comprehensive Weight Management Center can help
The weight-loss options available at Holston Valley’s Comprehensive Weight Management Center can impact your 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.
Weight-loss services we offer
We can help you get back to what’s important – living life on your own terms – using state-of-the-art weight-loss procedures, such as:
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
- Gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Endoscopic non-incisional therapies
- Endoscopic suturing
Why choose us?
As a Cigna 3-Star Quality Bariatric Center – and a fully accredited surgical weight-loss center – the Comprehensive Weight Management Center promotes patient safety, patient advocacy and continuous improvement.
Dedicated weight-management team
Our dedicated team includes:
- Experienced board-certified bariatric surgeons
- Board-certified nurse practitioner – who collaborates with your surgery team and helps facilitate your progress
- Licensed practical nurse insurance referral coordinator and clinical assistant – to help you navigate insurance requirements and program steps
- Registered dietitian – to help you make the best, most nutritious food choices as you begin down the road to your new life
- Experienced hospital physicians and staff members – who are knowledgeable about weight-loss surgery
Resources for weight-loss success
Weight loss is a personal journey with many options for success. Learn about our support groups and get other weight-loss resources and tips to help you succeed long-term.
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’ll also develop an exercise plan and receive information about recommended supplements, as well as valuable tips on the emotional aspects of changing behavior patterns.
MBSAQIP-accredited weight-loss surgery center
The Comprehensive Weight Management Center, in collaboration with Surgical Associates of Kingsport, has been designated an MBSAQIP Accredited Center by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
What does MBSAQIP accreditation mean?
MBSAQIP is the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
By accrediting bariatric surgical centers, MBSAQIP is working to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgery patients.
A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process. This process proves the center can maintain certain physical resources, human resources and high practice standards.
Bariatric surgery accreditation not only promotes uniform standard benchmarks but also supports continuous quality improvement.
Monday through Friday:
- 8 to 11:30 a.m.
- 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
How do I get started?
If you have questions about the weight-loss options we provide, please contact us – (423) 398-7020.
We’re ready to answer your questions and provide information to help you in making this life-changing decision.
Or sign up for the free Exploring Weight-Loss Surgery seminar. Classes are held on the first and third Monday of each month (excluding holidays).