Boyce is an experienced bariatric surgeon specializes in advanced weight loss procedures

 KNOXVILLE, TN. (WLAF) Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Stephen G. Boyce, M.D., bariatric surgeon, to his new medical practice at Tennova Bariatric Surgery on the campus of Turkey Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients at his office at 10810 Parkside Drive, Suite 305, Knoxville. Same-week appointments are available. To schedule an appointment with  Boyce, call 865-392-3971.

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Due to his extensive training and experience,  Boyce is qualified to offer a range of proven weight loss techniques, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Over his 25-year medical career, he has performed thousands of weight loss surgery procedures and is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the region. Prior to joining Tennova Medical Group, Boyce was affiliated with New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in West Knoxville.

Boyce has served as medical director of the Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Turkey Creek Medical Center since 2012. He earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He also completed an internship and surgical residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School’s Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was introduced to weight loss surgery under the tutelage of one of the field’s pioneering fathers, Dr. Otto Willbanks. Boyce is board certified in surgery.

“I am committed to providing advanced bariatric surgery procedures, personalized care and the tools my patients need to achieve long-term weight loss,” Boyce said. “Losing weight can be extremely difficult—and for people who have 100 pounds or more to lose it can be even more challenging. For some people, weight loss surgery may offer a solution where other methods have failed. It can be life transforming, offering individuals an opportunity to lead a more active, healthy and satisfying life.”

Weight Loss Surgery at Tennova Healthcare

The Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Turkey Creek Medical Center has been evaluated and recognized for excellence by several organizations. These accreditations and designations mean Tennova’s bariatric surgery program has been evaluated for maintaining high standards and its surgical team has access to all the resources necessary for optimal patient care, including skilled and experienced bariatric nurses as well as specialized equipment and accommodations that help provide a safe and comfortable hospital stay.

Awards and accreditations include:

  • Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications – Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Banding – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Stapling – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.

Tennova offers free seminars to help individuals determine if they are a candidate for weight loss surgery. The interactive session includes discussion about the program as well as questions and answers regarding care and the insurance process. To learn more or register for an in-person seminar, visit or call Boyce’s office at 865-392-3971. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/10/2019-6AM)