As the seventh center in the country to be designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery performs bariatric surgery only at hospital facilities that maintain the highest credentialing available from ASMBS and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is affiliated with Turkey Creek Medical Center, a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited center by the American College of Surgeons.
The Corporate Council is organized to develop and enhance the joint strategies and efforts of bariatric surgeons, healthcare professionals and industry professionals. Starting with the initial meeting of its Steering Committee in March, 2002, the Corporate Council has formulated a structure for membership that offers both benefit and opportunity to work with industry peers in appropriately influencing the healthcare of the morbidly obese.
The Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program is a national designation program that recognizes healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care — safely, effectively, and cost efficiently.
The most effective treatment to date for significant, sustained weight loss for morbidly obese patients is bariatric surgery. Because clinical outcomes of bariatric surgery vary widely, receiving services at an Optum Bariatric Resource Services (BRS) Center of Excellence (COE) facility can help ensure that bariatric surgery and care are delivered in a manner that meets strict standards and increases the likelihood of superior outcomes and ultimately reduces costs.
Physicians Plaza 1, Suite 305
Turkey Creek Medical Center
10810 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934