University Health System,Inc
1930 Alcoa Hwy, Suite 235
Knoxville, TN 37920 (Directions)
4.9 out of 5
University Health System,Inc
1930 Alcoa Hwy, Suite 235
Knoxville, TN 37920 (Directions)

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Rating and reviews
4.9 out of 5
20 ratings, 20 reviews
I am 63 years old an have seen a few doctors over the years with good experiences but my first and visits to follow with Dr. Bowling have been the BEST! The moment I arrived to the time I left I felt informed, educated, cared about and was treated with respect and concern for my health issues. Dr. Bowling took time to explain my condition in words I could understand and gave me options for treatment. He took ample time to answer all my questions an I left knowing he cares about me as a person and his patient. The staff are friendly, caring, compassionate and made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. I am now taking a friend to see Dr. Bowling and highly recommended him to my family and friends. A BIG thank you to Dr. Bowling & staff you deserve a 5th Star!
April 16 , 2014
it was a very refreshing visit with dr. bowling...i had not healed from the transvaginal mesh implant in 2006...i had a surgery for repair in 2010 which left me with a bladder sling that had penetrated my vaginal wall and some of the original mesh which couldn't be removed...from the receptionist, the nurse to dr. bowling, my visit was friendly, caring, and understanding...the exam was gentle and did not hurt, as others, even with my problems...i, hopefully, am on the long, painful road to healing thanks to dr. bowling and his staff...
June 03 , 2015
I am a stubborn physician who doesn't know how to let others help her. In this situation, I had no choice but to seek help. I had had an unsuccessful procedure by another physician and had been miserable for several years. With Dr. Bowling, I was treated with kindness, respect and professionalism throughout the entire process. There are few physicians with as extensive training in pelvic floor reconstruction and I felt very confident in Dr. Bowling. He gave me my options and explained all three but there was no pressure to choose any particular one. I chose surgery and I have my life back now. I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Bowling. Any time I hear of someone with similar issues, I always wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bowling.
February 25 , 2014
I had given up on enjoing sexual intimacy. Dr. Bowling was able to fix my problem. It took several surgeries, but worth it all. I now have my confidence and enjoyment back. Don't wait ladies. Doc B is a great doctor.
January 21 , 2015
I came to this MD with complete bladder prolapse, pelvic pain. I did not expect such a good surgical result, and was amazed. Dr Bowling answered all my questions especially about sling procedure about which I had concerns since reading problems with this procedure. He was able to assure me of his training and experience. I have no problems after surgery--no pain, no leaks. Can not thank him and staff enough. I would advise any woman to go to him earlier than I--go when you first have any leaking or prolapse or pain, and don't wait.
June 03 , 2016
Dr Bowling and staff are very friendly and easy to talk to.
March 24 , 2015
Dr. Bowling is very professional, yet he is so down to earth and easy to talk to. My surgery was a lift and repair of a failed surgery 4 years before. I never dreamed that my bottom could feel like this again. My most memorable time was when I mentioned to Dr. Bowling that I was not sure about my insurance at the end of 2014. He said not to worry I was his patient now and I would get what I need. And indeed I did! My insurance did come through, but he has a way of helping you feel secure in his capable hands. Do not put off having your problem fixed by him, when you can feel so much better with a surgery that is relatively easy to go through. I would definitely go to him again and also recommend him highly.
April 07 , 2014
After a hysterectomy in 2000 and a Sparc Sling in 2003, continuous problems arose. Pain, discomfort, infections and incontinence to name a few. In the first year of surgery I knew something was not right and made repeat visits with the original surgeon. I was told to give it time ad the pressure would go away and the sling would take care of the rest. In the years that followed, continuous Urinary Tract Infections and increased Incontinence led to visit on top of visits with my local family doctor and other urologists. Lab results were always coming back with blood in my urine. More meds and a simple brush off to go away, You are to young for it to be anything serious was the general consensus. Fast forward to late 2012, it had become so unbearable over the last 10 years that I asked my family physician to reach out to a different Urologist to see what was going on. He referred me to Dr. Traynellis to do a Cystoscopy procedure. He found a blockage and made the immed referral to Dr. Bowling. Dr. Bowling and his staff went to work on the first visit. Several in office tests were conducted. Upon trying his own Cystoscopy, he ran into the problem. Mesh erosion had occurred. The mesh had entered my Urethra and caused a partial blockage. Surgery was performed at U.T. to remove the mesh and repair the Urethra. I was fitted with a catheter and sent home same day. Fast forward 2 weeks post surgery. My flow of urine has increased from a 7 to a 16 on the in office test Amy performs for Dr Bowling. Normal range is 15-20. I am very satisfied so far with the results and the great care afforded me by Dr Bowling and his Staff. Very accommodating when making appointments and led my family by the hand through the surgery and afterwards. Next appointment is not tomorrow or next week even. Its 10 weeks out. YEAH!!! Hopefully my years of suffering are gone
May 19 , 2013
I had major repair surgery done by Dr. Bowling and if I could rate him 10 stars I would. He was very careful and thoughtful in his approach to a very serious situation. He personally called me to check on me; and his staff is excellent as well.
August 25 , 2015
Great staff, lady at front desk, Katie, was so kind and courteous. Dr. Bowling was wonderful.
January 22 , 2016
This is my third surgery. I had a hysterectomy 7 yrs ago and TVT sling at that time, it never worked correctly and I had pain all the time. Three years later, several doctors and I am to surgery number two. This doctor tells me he can remove the TVT, insert mesh and fix all my problems!! Whooah! He didn't!! Constant pain, never any relief. I thought it was just taking time to heal...Physical therapy, didn't help. Couldn't sit for more than 1-2 hrs at time, couldn't walk more 10 minutes. Didn't leave my home for almost two years. Lost new relationship after escaping 13 years abusive marriage. I sought help from 5 different doctors in my area. They all told me the mesh was permanent, or removal could cause more scare tissue and pain. At this point the constant pain, depression was more than I could stand. I felt that if this was all I had to look forward to I wasn't sure I wanted to.....I was giving up. I had come thru so much for this?? I got on the internet myself and look up what doctor I needed. I found Dr.Bowling, and so glad I did. It has been three months since my surgery. Dr.Bowling removed enough of the mesh that I no longer have pain, He also made other repairs that the previous two doctors had noted but never addressed. He has given me my life back. I tell every women I know who has problems about Dr.Bowling. I drive three hours to see him. This entire office is the best and calling was the best decision if my life!!
November 05 , 2013
I had a prolapse and incontinence surgery with Dr. Bowling 6 weeks ago. He was knowledgable, patient and caring. His staff was pleasant as well. So glad I finally decided to move forward with the surgery. I feel like dancing!
February 21 , 2017
It's difficult to put into words what an incredible physician Dr. Bowling and his team have been for my mother. After having a complication with another surgeon at another hospital, Dr. Bowling took over her care. We are so glad he did. He literally saved her life. Not only that, his compassion and communication were unparalleled. My mother was at the hospital for two months. He saw her every single day, including weekends. He was so compassionate and caring. He sat with her every day and listened to her concerns. He called family members every day to make sure we understood what was going on and made sure all of our questions were answered. He managed the whole team of specialists that were participating in her care. He performed an incredibly challenging, life-saving surgery that other doctors didn't think could be done. Even after discharge he still checked in on us.
July 02 , 2023
I had a terrible complication from mesh that a doctor just outside of Knoxville put in me 4 years ago, and I've basically been suffering for 4 years. Pain, bleeding, trouble in the name it, I had it. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Bowling in the fall of 2015. 6 months later, I'm pain free. Dr. Bowling performed a "mesh excision surgery" on me and I was able to go home the same day. I now have no bleeding, no more sharp, stabbing pain and things in the bedroom are finally back to normal. Now if I'd only found Dr. Bowling 4 years ago......... He is fantastic, and I have already sent some of my friends to see him. If you have mesh issues, or leakage problems, GO SEE HIM!
January 16 , 2016
In 2007, I went with the referral of a friend of mine to a urologist and had one of the rather new at that time, bladder mesh surgeries. Immediately after the surgery, during my 6 week post surgical visit, I informed my doctor that I was having some problems and he informed me that he was retiring. To my disgust that he was not concerned with my problem, I went home with my problem and ontop of all this, was still suffering periods of incontinence. My regular GYN doctor retired at this time also so I did not have that option. Needless to say, I had a problem called "Banding" this is where my sling had been stretched too tight and was in the wrong place also and was protruding into my vaginal wall on one side. Sex was painful for me and my husband and often I said nothing and just suffered the pain afterwards. I waited for over 6 years and found this doctor on the Internet. I had visited 2 previous doctors and one gave me all kinds of horror stories that could happen if I had a corrective surgery and the other was not so concerned to the problems I was complaining about. The first one, a urologist, the second, a gynechologist. Then I found Dr. Bowling on the net, called and made an appointment and he told me as soon as he checked out the situation that it (the previous sling ) had to go. I was so glad to hear someone without hesitation was concerned about me and what was the best thing for me. He offered no scarry stories, only told me what he could do to help me and the plan was put into action. Today, I am 8 weeks post surgery with no episodes of incontinence and no more painful sexual episodes thanks to someone who knows what to do and how to fix the problems that I had. Dr. Bowling and his staff were very professional and very pleasant and helped me with all my needs during the whole process. I do not suffer anymore and the incontinence is gone. I urge any woman suffering from any of these problems, we don't have to suffer "Get it fixed." I had a great experience with this doctor and his staff.
January 03 , 2014
As a medical professional myself, I searched and searched for the right surgeon to fix my incontinence issue. I found Dr. Bowling....I read over his reviews....even researched his training and experience. The 5 star reviews are dead on. He is fantastic. My problem is fixed. I no longer leak. I have no pain or discomfort 6 weeks out from my surgery. I am amazed that I put the problem off for so long. I was so busy taking care of my own patients that I had neglected to take care of myself. I'm glad I finally took the time to address this. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner. Bravo, Dr. B!
May 02 , 2017
Yes, as a 70 year old woman I had some concerns about our up-coming hiking trip to England. I had had small "woman troubles" for many years, however, 5 miles a day did not sound too bad. Little did I know that those small troubles would become miserable troubles during our trip. When we returned to the States, I decided I needed to be pro-active about my situation. I found I was spending most of my waking hours on the family room sofa (not my idea of a life). Dr. Bowling recommended robotic SCP and a TVT sling. He was very professional and answered all of my question no matter how small. My recovery was uneventful as Dr. Bowling promised. Thanks to Dr. Bowling and his staff I have my life back. My only regret is that I should have taken care of this much sooner!
November 04 , 2013
One of the best doctors have ever seen..
April 28 , 2014
Dr. Bowling really healed me, he's such a good caring surgeon. The surgery wait time is long, but the two staff members in the front, Katie and Elaine, were so wonderful. I would definitely recommend this office to a friend.
November 20 , 2015
Staff member Elaine has a bad attitude. Staff cannot keep appointments track of appointments.
November 20 , 2015

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Insurance Plans Accepted ( 32 )

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  • Aetna APCN Open Access Aetna Select
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS TN Blue Network E
  • BCBS TN Blue Network L
  • BCBS TN Blue Network P
  • BCBS TN Blue Network S
  • Blue Network P
  • Bright Health Plan Individual & Family
  • Cigna Connect - TN
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana HMO Premier
  • Humana Knoxville PPOx
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

About C Bowling

Education History
Medical School - University Of Tennessee, Hsc, College Of Medicine, 2003
20 years
Languages Spoken
Board Certified

Practice Information

University Health System,Inc
1930 Alcoa Hwy, Suite 235
Knoxville, TN 37920