About Dr. Wayne Westmoreland

Dr. Wayne Westmoreland, MD

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Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Certification: American Board of Surgery

M. Wayne Westmoreland, MD, is a general and bariatric surgeon at Saint Thomas Medical Partners –Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Dr. Westmoreland is board certified in general surgery. Dr. Westmoreland has a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, especially anti-reflux procedures, hiatal hernia repair as well as laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. He still loves gallbladder and hernia repairs after 34 years of private practice.

Dr. Westmoreland began the bariatric surgery program at St Thomas Rutherford, which strives to help people lose the weight and medical co-morbidities that decrease the quality and length of the patient’s life. He and his wife Diane have three adult children.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Westmoreland enjoys hunting and fishing and thanks God for the ability and opportunity to do what he loves to do. His favorite scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariartic Surgery
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A Legacy of Compassionate Care

Since 1927 Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been committed to physical, emotional and spiritual healing. St Thomas Rutherford Hospital is the leading healthcare provider in Rutherford County and we continue to grow our services in order to meet the healthcare needs of our community. In October of 2010, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital opened a new $268 million facility that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

The hospital provides 286 all-private patient rooms and is designed to facilitate a healing and spiritual environment. Our mission is to serve all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, while improving the health of individuals and communities.

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital provides both physical and financial support for many community programs. In the fiscal year 2009, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital gave more than $45 million in charity care. St Thomas Health’s regional health system consists of five hospitals – Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and St Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures in diagnostics, cardiac services and ambulatory surgery as well as medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is a member of St Thomas Health and Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.



Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as a healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.



As an integrated ministry, we will help people lead healthier lives, transforming the healthcare experience through trusted personal relationships and holistic, reverent care.

Our Values

Service of the Poor






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Our Bariatric Center

MTMC held the grand opening of the MTMC Bariatric Center in January of 2007. The Bariatric Program at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is one of the most comprehensive weight loss surgery programs in the country, providing patients with two proven surgical options that can correct metabolic deficiencies.

Relocating Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Bariatric program to a freestanding center gives Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital the ability to meet and exceed patient’s expectations. Patients are able to see the surgeon, the nurse coordinator, the insurance specialist, and the dietitian, all in one location. The convenience of having the bariatric team under one roof means better care, right here.

The Bariatric Program at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital provides a variety of weight loss procedures to assist in the treatment of morbid obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, arthritis, asthma, acid reflux, infertility, and high cholesterol.

These bariatric procedures include the Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Do I Qualify For Bariatric Surgery?

Because weight loss surgery is still “considered” cosmetic surgery, it can be excluded from insurance plans that are self-funded by the employer. Tell an insulin-dependent diabetic that now takes no diabetic medication after bariatric surgery that it is cosmetic surgery and see your response! I tell patients in my seminar that we do not do surgery so you look better and feel better. We do weight loss surgery so you live longer and live better. In keeping with the ASMBS position statement for low BMI patients, we believe the 1991 NIH criteria that insurance companies use to determine who qualifies for weight loss surgery is out-dated. We also agree that obesity is a chronic disease and that earlier intervention is associated with greater long term success. Therefore, we will provide the appropriate self-funding candidate a surgical option for BMI >30 with co-morbidities, especially with a strong family history of diabetes or metabolic syndrome. All of our insurance candidates must have a BMI of 35.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Grace Frazier
Grace Frazier
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Dr. Westmoreland and his office staff are top notch...They are very caring for their patients and their families. The office staff are there to assist with anything you or your family might need. Dr. Westmoreland is one of God's healers.
Susan Lonardelli
Susan Lonardelli
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I had surgery with Dr. Westmoreland and my whole experience from start to finish was FANTASTIC!!! I did not meet one person on his team that I did not love! His assistant Susan was very patient with me as I called often and bugged her with many questions! Lol She was always helpful and pleasant! I also enjoyed my one hour consult with Whitney and can't wait to continue working with her in the future!
Donald Alan Ketchum
Donald Alan Ketchum
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Dr. Wayne Westmoreland, of Murfreesboro Surgical Specialist, is in every since of the word, special! He is one of the foremost surgeons in his field of medicine and the cherry on top is that he conducts his care guided by a strong faith in Jesus Christ! God bless you Dr. Westmoreland for the excellent Christ centered care you’ve given me over the past several months!

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