Patients are interested in weight loss for a variety of reasons. The New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery offers a “one stop shop” for anyone with a need of weight loss whether it is 30 pounds or 500 pounds! Patients that are not candidates for Weight Loss Surgery may enroll in a Non-Surgical Medically Supervised Diet (MSD) program which was developed under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Boyce.
The New Life Center also offers a Pre-Surgical MSD program for New Life Center patients that are required to have a period of MSD for insurance approval prior to weight loss surgery.
A medically supervised diet program includes:
Our non-surgical medically supervised diet program is ideal for people who are mildly overweight to morbidly obese. The program is structured on a daily intake of 800 or more calories, depending on the individual, using a combination of supplements and foods.
The program is divided into two integrated phases: weight reduction and weight maintenance. Participants receive meal plans and educational materials that emphasize healthy eating, portion control, exercise and behavior modification.
Participants typically lose two to three pounds per week. Health benefits typically include lower blood pressure, lower blood-sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes, lower serum cholesterol, and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints.
Physicians Plaza 1, Suite 305
Turkey Creek Medical Center
10810 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934