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Are You Scared?

By Kelley Narramore, LPN Are you scared or nervous? This is the question I have been asked over and over again and I can honestly say the surgery itself does not scare me at all. The only thing I am scared of is failing. If I fail at this I feel like I have no […]

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Duodenal Switch Conversion: a Viable Option when Sleeve Gastrectomy Fails

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, in which approximately three-fourths of the stomach is removed and a narrow gastric tube is created, is the most popular bariatric surgical procedure in the United States. It is considered a quicker, less complicated surgery than gastric bypass, the long-time “gold standard” for bariatric surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy restricts food intake, but the […]

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Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss Receives Top-Level Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery

Tennova Healthcare’s bariatric surgery program at Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville is now accredited by the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications. “We’re seeing alarming increases in severe obesity among teens and young people,” says Stephen Boyce, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Medical Director of New […]

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Impact of LAP-BAND Approval for Knoxville Weight Loss Surgery Patients

At his Knoxville bariatric surgery practice, Dr. Stephen Boyce discusses the latest news from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration that could potentially affect 26 million Americans. The FDA has approved the LAP-BAND System®, a surgical weight loss technique, for use in patients with a Body Mass Index of 30-35 with one or more […]

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Man Climbs Mountain, Runs Marathon After Impressive Weight Loss

Since losing 60 pounds, Keith Stewart has completed an extreme mountain-climbing journey, two half marathons, and a full marathon. Following his treatment at the Covenant Weight Management Center with renowned weight loss specialist and Knoxville bariatric surgeon Dr. Stephen Boyce, Stewart’s waist shrunk from a 44 to a 38, turning him into a self-proclaimed lean, […]

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