Weight Loss Surgery is a Team Effort

Some people may feel that surgery is just a brief interaction between a surgeon and the patient. But this isn’t really the case at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville. Our surgery process is a team effort before, during, and after your procedure.

New Life Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Robert Williams wants his patients to know that they will never be alone in their weight loss surgery journey. 

“When it comes to bariatric surgery, it’s really a team approach. It’s not just a surgeon and a patient. Although there’s a lot of interaction between a surgeon and a patient, there’s a team of caregivers behind it who we use.

The patient is the most important part of the team. Everybody has a job to do but the patient’s job is probably the hardest job to do. However, if everybody does the job well, the outcome will be good.”

Our Interdisciplinary Team

At New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, we have a team that will help and support you in this journey. It is comprised of a :

  • Bariatric Patient Advocate 
  • Bariatric Certified Nurse
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Bariatric Patient Liason
  • Psychologist

Although we do our best to help you in your weight loss goals, the long-term success of the surgery depends largely on you, the patient. It will not be easy, but we will be helping you all throughout.

We have tools to get you started and keep you going. We offer the FREE info series to help you make a more informed choice before you begin the process. We also have in-person and online bariatric support groups to keep you accountable afterward.

If you’re ready to start this journey, attending or viewing our FREE info session is the first step. Visit our Get Started webpage https://www.newlifebariatricsurgery.com/get-started/  or call our office at (865) 694-9676 to speak with a member of our New Life team. 

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. K. Robert Williams is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Verified Surgeon and is the Medical Director of the Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery, an Comprehensive Center accredited by the ASMBS. Parkwest is a member of Covenant Health.