Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons was created to promote health and wellness by providing our patients the opportunity to achieve an obesity-free life and empower them through education, motivation and the highest quality medical care in a compassionate and supportive environment.
Our program is a collaboration between Foothills Weight Loss Specialists and Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is accredited as Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
Our program offers a multidisciplinary team approach that includes certified bariatric surgeons, patient advocates, bariatric and designated coordinators, a registered dietician, an exercise physiologist, a behavioral health psychiatrist and the patient.
Our Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons
Dr. Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Dr. Colquitt was born in Knoxville, Tenn. He completed four years of active duty in the Navy as a surgeon prior to returning to East Tennessee in 1994.
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
Residency: Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, Conn.; Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Board Certified: General Surgery
Member: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Fellow, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Member, The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Meet Our Team
Dr. Colquitt’s Nurse
Patient Advocate for Dr. Colquitt
Bariatric Nurse Practioner
Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery Team
Rachel Ignomirello, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDN, Clinical Dietitian
Melissa Litton, RN
Fort Sanders Bariatric Coordinator