Knoxville Bariatric Surgeons Discuss Revisional Weight Loss Surgery
Doctors with New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery talk about the benefits of revisional bariatric surgery to help patients achieve their initial goals.
Knoxville, TN – Dr. Stephen G. Boyce and Dr. K. Robert Williams, each an experienced Knoxville bariatric surgeon, see many patients who seek to repair complications from prior weight loss surgeries performed by other surgeons. At New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, the doctors’ private practice, they have noticed that along with a national increase in the number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, there has also been a rise in patients who are unhappy with their initial results. These patients sometimes pursue the help of Dr. Boyce and Dr. Williams to help them achieve the goals they had initially set with other surgeons for their first operation.
Dr. Boyce says that, currently, revision surgery constitutes about 25% of procedures performed at the practice. Due to his extensive experience in this specialized aspect of the field, these procedures have become some of the most common at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Boyce also serves on faculty with Ethicon Endo Surgery for revision surgery, which trains surgeons across the country on appropriate revision selection and technique.
According to Dr. Boyce and Dr. Williams, most patients seek revisional bariatric surgery because, following their initial surgery, they experience weight gain or fail to lose adequate weight following the procedure. For these reasons, Dr. Boyce recommends that patients choose an experienced and qualified bariatric surgeon for their surgery the first time around to reduce the chance of complication or failure. At New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Boyce and Dr. Williams say they are happy to evaluate a patient’s individual situation and recommend appropriate treatment. They want patients to know that they do not have to live with bariatric results that did not meet their intended goals. Many of Dr. Boyce’s and Dr. Williams’ bariatric surgery patients that have had their first surgeries performed elsewhere have benefited from New Life’s comprehensive After Care Program and Adjustable Gastric Band Evaluation Clinics.
Overall, Dr. Boyce and Dr. Williams say that, with revisional bariatric surgery, patients can often still achieve the initial goals set with the first surgery and attain better physical health, a trimmed down physique, and a positive new lifestyle change.
About Stephen G. Boyce, MD
Dr. Stephen Boyce is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and later completed his surgical residency at the Parkland Memorial Hospital. After his residency, Dr. Boyce began practicing in 1992. He went on to create New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in 2002, with Dr. Williams assisting in its continued development since 2006. The practice has been designated a Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Having completed a Masters Certification in Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Boyce is the one of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in East Tennessee. During his tenure as a surgeon, he has completed thousands of weight loss surgery procedures. Dr. Boyce is available for interview upon request.
About K. Robert Williams, MD
Dr. K. Robert Williams is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served as a general surgery resident at Union Memorial Hospital where he began performing laparoscopic bariatric surgeries. Dr. Williams also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive procedures at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital. Afterward, he joined Dr. Boyce and assisted in development of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Williams’ expertise includes laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric banding, and revisional weight loss surgery procedures. He is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Williams is available for interview upon request.
To learn more about New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, please visit newlifebariatricsurgery.com or facebook.com/newlifecenterbariatricsurgery.