Kyle L. Kleppe, MD, FASMBS, FACS

General and Bariatric Surgeon, Surgical Director - UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation

4.9/5 (37 ratings) 6 comments

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About Me

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Dr. Kleppe is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and came to UT for general surgery residency. After completing his minimally invasive surgery training in Wisconsin, he came back to Knoxville to practice. Dr. Kleppe enjoys teaching surgery and has received the departmental teaching award twice. He also provides further education through the medical center's simulation lab to residents and students.

Clinical Focus:
Achalasia Surgery, Antireflux Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastroparesis Treatment, Surgery, Heartburn Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Medical Weight Loss Treatment, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy

General Surgery

Education & Credentials

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine, 2012


General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2013


General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2017


Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 2018

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Organizations & Societies

American Hernia Society American College of Surgeons American Medical Association American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Consortium of ACS – Accredited Education Institutes

Providing the most cutting edge, minimally invasive surgery allows for my patients to have a speedy recovery, less pain, and excellent outcomes.
— Kyle L. Kleppe

Where I See Patients

University Surgeons Associates

1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste D, #285Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: (865) 305-9620

Fax: (865) 525-3460


University Bariatric Center

1934 Alcoa HwyBuilding D, Suite 285Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: 865-305-9355 (WELL)


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