KNOXVILLE, TN (October 23, 2019) Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Mariah Beasley, M.D., to her dual medical practice on the campus of Turkey Creek Medical Center. She is accepting new patients at Tennova Bariatric Surgery and Tennova Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, both located at 10810 Parkside Drive, Suite 305, Knoxville.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Beasley (PHOTO ABOVE) at Tennova Bariatric Surgery, call 865-392-3971. For Tennova Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, call 865-392-3990. Same-week appointments are available.

With her extensive training and experience, Dr. Beasley is qualified to offer proven weight loss surgery techniques, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and revisional bariatric surgery. Additionally, she offers personalized care and the tools to help patients achieve long-term weight loss.

Dr. Beasley is also an experienced thyroid and parathyroid surgeon, performing more than 100 endocrine procedures each year. She specializes in surgery for benign and malignant thyroid disease as well as surgery for primary, secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism. She performs minimally invasive techniques.

Prior to joining Tennova, Dr. Beasley was affiliated with University Surgeons Associates and was an assistant professor in general surgery at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville.

She earned her medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Dr. Beasley also completed an internship and residency at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville. She is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery/bariatric surgery at Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.  Dr. Beasley is board certified in surgery.

“I am excited to join Tennova Healthcare at Turkey Creek Medical Center, where I perform advanced bariatric surgery procedures as well as endocrine surgery,” Dr. Beasley said. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to focus on these two specialized areas of medicine and help improve the quality of life for my patients.”

Weight Loss Surgery at Tennova Healthcare

The Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Turkey Creek Medical Center has been evaluated and recognized for excellence by several organizations. These accreditations and designations mean Tennova’s bariatric surgery program has been evaluated for maintaining high standards and its surgical team has access to all the resources necessary for optimal patient care, including skilled and experienced bariatric nurses as well as specialized equipment and accommodations that help provide a safe and comfortable hospital stay.

Awards and accreditations include:

  • Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications – Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Banding – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Stapling – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Tennova offers free seminars to help individuals determine if they are a candidate for weight loss surgery. The interactive session includes discussion about the program as well as questions and answers regarding care and the insurance process. To learn more or register for an in-person seminar, visit or call Dr. Beasley’s office at 865-392-3971.