University Bariatric Center

Main Campus


1934 Alcoa Hwy

Building D, Suite 285

Knoxville, TN 37920


865-305-9355 (WELL)

Our Services

To be eligible for weight loss surgery, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have tried diet programs and have failed
  • You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 with other associated illness.

If you do qualify for bariatric surgery, you will undergo physical and emotional assessments, including visits with a psychologist and a surgeon, and undergo various tests to make sure you are an appropriate patient for weight loss surgery. 

New Patient Referral and Appointment Request

Please click the link below to fill out the form for new patient referrals and appointment requests.

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If you’ve struggled with obesity, you know it’s more than just a weight problem. It’s a lifestyle problem. It’s a self-esteem problem. Above all, it’s a major health problem. In fact, clinically severe obesity — at least 100 pounds over ideal body weight — is classified as a serious disease.

Weight reduction surgery improves your quality of life and lessens or eliminates associated diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and high cholesterol. It also positively impacts other areas, like gastroesophageal reflux disease, stress incontinence, cardiac function, infertility and osteoarthritis. Weight loss surgery might even help you reduce the need for certain medications. Most importantly, it can put you back in control of your life.

University Bariatric Center provides a comprehensive approach to the bariatric surgery process. Learn about our weight-loss services, including bariatric surgery and metabolic weight loss programs.

Learn more about bariatric surgery and get weight loss tips and support at bariatric surgery resources.

Educational classes, seminars and bariatric support groups, are now available online and in person. Register for a Life After Bariatric Surgery Virtual Support Group.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to help you get started on your weight loss journey.

Our Providers

Prepare for Your Visit


1934 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920

Where we are

Medical Building D, Suite 285


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About Us

University Bariatric Center is a leader in bariatric services in Knoxville and East Tennessee. Our multidisciplinary approach puts the comprehensive resources of The University of Tennessee Medical Center to work for you. We incorporate the most innovative research and advanced weight loss surgical technologies, ensuring the highest level of patient care.

Accreditation & Recoginition

The University Bariatric Center is a designated Surgical Quality Partner By The American College Of Surgeons. Click here for more information.

University Bariatric Center is a member of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). mbsaqip