As a native Texan, there was a natural connection to Tennessee where Dr. Stephen Boyce has continued his interest and practice in weight loss surgery. With over 20 years experience in weight loss surgery Dr. Boyce’s formal education began at Texas A&M University. Dr. Boyce obtained his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from TAMU before beginning medical school in Dallas, Texas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Surgical Residency was performed at the Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was introduced to weight loss surgery under the tutelage of one of the pioneering fathers of weight loss surgery Dr. Otto Wilbanks.
After residency Dr. Boyce moved his wife and two children to Knoxville Tennessee to begin practice in 1992. Having completed thousands of weight loss surgical procedures—ranging from gastric bypass to LAP-BAND® surgery—and with special training in advanced laparoscopic surgery as well as completing Masters Certification in Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Boyce is the most experienced weight loss surgeon in East Tennessee.
The development of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery had its beginning in 2002 and Dr. Boyce’s practice became one of the Nation’s first Centers of excellence (number 7) in 2005. Being the only Center of Excellence in East Tennessee to offer all approved Bariatric operations, the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate and comprehensive evaluation, preparation, surgery and after-care that are without equal.
Physicians Plaza 1, Suite 305
Turkey Creek Medical Center
10810 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934