Knoxville Bariatric Surgeons Offer Various Ways To Finance Weight Loss Surgery
Drs. Stephen Boyce and K. Robert Williams advocate patient education in regard to insurance eligibility while also helping patients without insurance find a solution to fit their budget.
Knoxville, TN – Financing weight loss procedures is one of the most common concerns raised by the bariatric surgery patients of Dr. Stephen Boyce and Dr. K. Robert Williams. Although the staff at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery helps coordinate financial coverage with the insurance companies, there are steps patients can take to discover their benefits before the time of their appointment. Drs. Boyce and Williams believe when patients take the time to become well educated about their financial options, they are able to make better decisions regarding their health.
Recently, Dr. Boyce wrote about insurance coverage for weight loss and body contouring procedures in a blog post titled “Does My Insurance Cover Weight Loss Surgery?” Before patients arrive at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, they can call their individual insurance providers to find out the details of their coverage eligibility. Though some may doubt whether their particular provider covers such procedures, Dr. Boyce highlights that for many of his patients “these procedures are considered medically necessary and lifesaving,” which will often be covered.
Knoxville bariatric surgeons Drs. Boyce and Williams believe the quality of patient care in America has been significantly improved by health insurance companies recognizing the importance of bariatric procedures for a person’s overall well being. According to Dr. Boyce, benefits such as lower medical costs, a reduced number of physician visits, and a minimized risk of hospitalization often allow patients to enjoy a higher quality of life. For patients who are ineligible for insurance coverage for their weight loss procedure, New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery offers financing options and special package pricing for bariatric pre-pay patients. Drs. Boyce and Williams strive to work with their patients to find a financing option that fits within their budgets.
About Stephen G. Boyce, MD
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Dr. Boyce earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He went on to complete his surgical residency at the Parkland Memorial Hospital and began practicing in Knoxville, TN in 1992. He created the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in 2002, and Dr. Williams joined the practice in 2006. Dr. Boyce, also the developer of Bari Life Bariatric Supplements, is considered one of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in East Tennessee. The New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery has been designated a Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and now participates in the ASMBS and ACS (American College of Surgeons) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Dr. Boyce is available for interview upon request.
About K. Robert Williams, MD
A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Williams served as a general surgery resident at Union Memorial Hospital where he began performing laparoscopic bariatric surgeries. In addition, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive procedures at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital before joining Dr. Boyce and the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.
New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery
Physicians Plaza I, Suite 305
Turkey Creek Medical Center
10810 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934