When evaluating a weight loss program, patients need to make sure it is a Center of Excellence dedicated to long term comprehensive care.
Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
At the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Stephen Boyce and his practice are featured in the latest issue of Bariatric Times. As a bariatric surgeon in Knoxville, Dr. Boyce focuses on weight loss procedures ranging from laparoscopic greater curve plication (LGCP) to vertical sleeve gastrectomy. The Bariatric Times article highlights Dr. Boyce’s practice by analyzing the inner workings of an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery-designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, including the pre- and post-operative process, and available patient education services and life strategies program. Dr. Boyce says the article gives his office the opportunity to spotlight their attention to patient care and pursuit of the highest quality services and the safest, most effective results.
The New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery associates with Parkwest Hospital, a 300-bed hospital in Knoxville, and performs an average of 450 weight loss procedures each year. With a staff including registered bariatric nurse coordinators, psychologists, certified bariatric dietitians, physiologists, and a life strategies coach, Dr. Boyce says the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is well-equipped to facilitate the surgical process and get patients on the track to a healthier daily life. The spotlight article in Bariatric Times also outlines patient care at the Knoxville bariatric surgery practice as well as emerging trends in bariatric technology and innovative procedures such as LGCP.
Dr. Boyce says publication in the Bariatric Times offers him the chance to promote the well-being of his patients by staying active in seeking the latest techniques and technology. He adds that he hopes the article will encourage patients to thoroughly research the credentials and dedication of a bariatric practice before considering any procedure. “When evaluating a weight loss program, patients need to make sure it is a Center of Excellence dedicated to long term comprehensive care.”
About Stephen G. Boyce, MD
Dr. Stephen Boyce received both his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed a surgical residency at the Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boyce has performed thousands of weight loss surgical procedures and has advanced training in laparoscopic surgery, in addition to completing a Masters Certification in Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Boyce’s practice, The New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, is also the only ASMBS-designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® in East Tennessee to offer all approved Bariatric operations.
Located at 200 Ft. Sanders West Blvd MOB 1, Suite 200 in Knoxville, TN, the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery can be contacted at (865) 694-9676. It can also be reached online through the website parkwestcwlc.com or facebook.com/newlifecenterbariatricsurgery.