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10 yr Experience

10 yr in Bariatrics

10 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

10 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 14

  • About Me

    Dr. Weaver has been the Medical Director of The Center for Surgical Weight Loss since it began in 2003. The program has completed over 3000 bariatric procedures as of July 2013. She performs laparoscopic gastric bypasses, sleeve gastrectomies, and laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands (Realize and Lap-Band). Dr. Weaver is an active member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and is a Center of Excellence Surgeon for that organization. Dr. Weaver is currently the treasurer of the Tennessee Chapter of the ASMBS.

    Dr. Weaver received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, in 1997. She completed her General Surgery residency in 2002, also at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and is currently a board-certified general surgeon. She then finished her fellowship training in Bariatrics and Advanced Laparoscopy at The Ohio Sate University Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2003. Besides her current position, she is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery with The University of Tennessee General Surgery program. Prior to her medical training, Dr. Weaver earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1993. While at the university, she was a 16-time All-American swimmer for the Lady Vols, and a 3-time Southeastern Conference champion. Recently, she was inducted into the Lady Vol Hall of Fame, and she was named one of the "75 Stories of Character" celebrating 75 years of SEC athletics.

    Dr. Weaver is highly skilled and compassionate in her care of morbidly obese patients. She finds the connections with patients gratifying, and enjoys seeing the improvement in quality of life after surgery. She is excited to offer long-term solutions for those who struggle with the disease of obesity. Adolescent obesity is another area of interest for Dr. Weaver, and she has operated on multiple teenage patients. Under her directorship, the Center has been named national centers of excellence for Cigna, United, and BlueCross/Blueshield healthcare companies.

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  • Latest Reviews See all 77 reviews
    avatar ftenn7314 on Dec. 16, 2012

    Dr. Weaver is a Rock-Star. She is caring, and helps guide you through the whole process. Professional all the way. If you live in the western Tennessee area, don't use anyone else.

    avatar ladylissa on Aug. 23, 2012

    Dr. Weaver is a very caring Dr. she checked on me every day i was in the hospital.

    avatar divinead6049 on Aug. 21, 2012

    I was first a patient of Dr. George Woodman and I would not ever go back again for another visit. I have been a nurse for seventeen years and have never seen such aweful bedside manners in my whole nursing career. This doctor sets all More...

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