Foothills Weight Loss(865) 984-3413


    Welcome to
    Foothills Weight Loss Specialists

    Lori lost 88 pounds with laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

    Lori lost 88 pounds with laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

    Foothills Weight Loss Specialists is the first surgical weight loss practice in the Knoxville area. Since 2002, we have helped more than 2,200 individuals lose a total of over 200,000 pounds – more than 100 tons – as a result of weight loss surgery.

    We perform surgery for the treatment of obesity to improve health and  overall quality of life. Many obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, acid reflux, weight-bearing joint pain, and sleep apnea are improved or resolved following bariatric surgery.

    MBSAQIP - Accredited Center Seal (2015)
    Foothills Weight Loss Specialists is affiliated with the Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville. Fort Sanders is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

    Our Surgeons

    Our surgeons, Dr. Mark Colquitt and Dr. Jonathan Ray, perform bariatric surgeries at Fort Sanders Regional and Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville. Dr. Colquitt and Dr. Ray are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and are members of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Click here to view the ASMBS Facebook page. Our mission is to give you the tools to successfully transform your life and health with bariatric surgery!

    Introducing VBLOC Neurometabolic Weight Loss Therapy!

    Vbloc stomach_regulatorFoothills Weight Loss Specialists is first center in the East Tennessee region to offer the VBLOC vagal blocking therapy for obesity. This innovative FDA-approved weight loss therapy uses a pacemaker-type device to block signals to the vagus nerve, which controls hunger.

    VBLOC therapy allows people to lose weight by helping them feel less hungry and consume less food during and in between meals. It’s for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or over with one or more obesity related diseases (such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure).; and those with a BMI of 40 or over. For more information visit our VBLOC Therapy webpage or call our office at 865-984-3413.


      WEB-PremierSurgical_wStar_Expertise_Color_VertBFoothills Weight Loss Specialists is a division of Premier Surgical Associates.

    Results May Vary: Causes of obese vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, metabolism rate and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical.

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