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Bariatric Surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery
(Bariatrics)

Bariatric surgery, or weight-loss surgery, can make it easier for you to stay fit long-term through healthy eating and exercise. Count on Ballad Health’s nationally accredited bariatric surgery programs for the care and support you need to achieve your weight-loss goals.

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

You may qualify for weight-loss surgery if you have:

  • A body mass index (BMI) of at least 40
  • A BMI of 35 or above with at least two obesity-related conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea or heart disease
  • Trouble losing weight through just diet and exercise

Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

When you get any of three types of bariatric surgery at Ballad Health and commit to healthy lifestyle changes, you may notice fewer symptoms of conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), sleep apnea or Type 2 diabetes.

You might live longer, need to take fewer medicines, feel more energetic, and find it easier to move and exercise.

Accreditation Means High-Quality Care

You can trust us for excellent care because Johnson City Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

The accreditation means you benefit from:

  • Experienced, highly qualified surgeons
  • A team of experts who help you get well-rounded care
  • Imaging and surgical tools specially designed for your needs
  • Strict measures to keep you safe

Team Approach

During your weight-loss journey, expect support from a variety of health care professionals, such as:

  • Board-certified bariatric surgeons
  • Board-certified nurse practitioner who works with surgeons to help you make progress
  • Licensed practical nurse insurance referral coordinator and clinical assistant to help you understand insurance requirements and program steps
  • Registered dietitian to help you choose nutritious, tasty foods that help you maintain a healthy weight

Preparation & Follow-Up Care

Achieve better results from bariatric surgery when you take advantage of Ballad Health’s wide range of support and resources.

 

Find a Specialist

View Ballad Healths network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.

Bariatric Surgery Locations

444 Clinchfield St.
Ste 2000
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-5699
36.553373
-82.563665
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.307745
-82.38424999999999

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Monday, February 19, 2018

The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon, the hospital's second-largest annual fundraiser, is coming up Feb. 26-27. Hosted by the Ballad Health Foundation and now in its sixth year, the radiothon brings the community together to support the region’s only children’s hospital. ... read more about The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’

Auditions have been set for the upcoming “Broadway Comes to Greeneville,” which raises awareness and support for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Beginning Feb. 19, auditions will take place across the region for children who want to be cast in the annual event, now in its seventh year. “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” is a production of the Ballad Health Foundation and presenting sponsor Consumer Credit Union. It’s a Broadway-style show featuring the youth talent selected at the upcoming auditions. ... read more about Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – More than 250 team members, physicians, community leaders and elected officials gathered at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center Friday morning, Feb. 2, to celebrate the culmination of a region-wide effort to transform local healthcare and set the stage for improving community health. ... read more about Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia.