Get to Know Dr. K. Robert Williams!

Dr. K Robert Williams

If you’re obese and have been struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise (including professionally supervised ones), you may qualify for bariatric surgery. 

Dr. Robert Williams and his team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN can help you.

Dr. Williams is a board-certified bariatric surgeon who has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries. He grew up in Southwestern Virginia and obtained his medical degree at the University of Virginia. 

He completed his surgical residency in Baltimore, Maryland where he also performed his first bariatric procedure and completed a fellowship in the minimally-invasive procedure for weight loss surgery. 

Let’s get to know Dr. Williams!

What does bariatric surgery involve?

“As a bariatric surgeon, my focus is on treating morbid obesity directly. We’re helping people lose weight but we’re also treating medical problems that go along with it – high blood pressure, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, arthritis, and even gastroesophageal reflux disease.”

What is your philosophy on caring for bariatric patients?

“I think it’s a huge privilege and huge honor for someone to allow me to do surgery on them. I have operations on myself; it’s literally putting your life to someone else’s hands. I take that trust very seriously and I want patients to know that when I take care of them, I focus on them and I’m going to do my best to take care of them.”

Any advice for patients considering bariatric surgery?

“If you’re going to do this, don’t let anybody tell you that it’s the easy way out. It’s actually very difficult; it’s a hard process. But for most people who are morbidly obese, it’s the only way out. 

I think it’s a great option, especially if you’re willing to do a lifestyle change and willing to put forth an effort – you make up your mind and move forward. In the population of patients, people almost never regret having weight loss surgery if they have that mindset.”

Learn More About Our Program

Dr. Robert Williams leads our Parkwest Medical Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN.

If you’re interested in learning more about weight loss surgery at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, you can get started by attending our FREE informational series. You can register online or by calling us at (865) 541-4500.  Our Virtual Seminar is also available at 

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. New Life is affiliated with the Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery, part of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.