Foothills Weight Loss Specialists
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.
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, 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!
Dr. Colquitt explains how robotic Gastric Bypass is performed:
See the dramatic impact bariatric surgery can have in this inspiring video from ASMBS.