New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery Settles Into New Knoxville Space

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KNOXVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) -  Dr. Stephen G. Boyce and Dr. K. Robert Williams, each board-certified bariatric surgeons in Knoxville, celebrate the grand opening of their new office. New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery greeted their patients at their updated facility on Monday, August 20th. The new office is located at the Turkey Creek Medical Center on Parkside Drive.

Dr. Boyce and Dr. Williams will continue their work in helping thousands of individuals achieve their personal weight loss surgery goals. Under Dr. Boyce's leadership, New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery was named the first Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in East Tennessee, and he and Dr. Williams plan to build on this history of excellence at their new location. This Knoxville bariatric surgery team collectively possesses over 75 years of experience, and the center offers more weight loss options than any other practice in the area including gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND® Surgery procedures.

The development of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery was started by Dr. Boyce in 2002. After completing his residency, Dr. Williams joined the practice in 2006, and together they collaborated on the new center's design. Both surgeons are excited at the possibilities their new space will provide. "We are continuing to enhance our availability to patients, and being on the hospital campus will make us even more available," says Dr. Williams. As a patient-centered practice, New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery's new location will continue to provide patients with a comfortable atmosphere for consultations as well as provide space for the center to keep up to date with the latest technological advancements and techniques in the field of weight loss surgery.

About Stephen G. Boyce, MD

Dr. Stephen Boyce is a board-certified bariatric surgeon and a graduate of Texas A&M University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his surgical residency at the Parkland Memorial Hospital under the tutelage of one of the pioneering fathers of weight loss surgery, Dr. Otto Wilbanks. After his residency, Dr. Boyce began practice in 1992. He went on to develop New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Williams. During his tenure as a surgeon, he has completed thousands of weight loss surgical procedures with special training in advanced laparoscopic. Having also completed a Masters Certification in Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Boyce is the most experienced weight loss surgeon in East Tennessee.

About K. Robert Williams, MD

Dr. K. Robert Williams is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served as a general surgery resident at Union Memorial Hospital where he began performing laparoscopic bariatric surgeries. Dr. Williams also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive procedures at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital. After completing his training, he joined Dr. Boyce at Parkwest Hospital and later assisted in development of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and his experience includes laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric banding and revisional procedures.

To contact New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, visit the center's website at or call 856-694-9676. The new office is located at Physicians Plaza I, Suite 305, Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10810 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934. The center's Facebook page can be found at

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