Fort Sanders Trustees Tower
501 19th Street, Suite 304
Knoxville, TN 37916
Dr. Mark A. Colquitt
Dr. Jonathan H. Ray
"Dr. Colquitt impressed
me greatly, and I was
amazed at how absolutely
wonderful his staff is.
The genuine care and
concern they have for all
of us makes me feel
very lucky to have
found my way to them."
Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Jonathan H. Ray, MD, FACS, FASMBS, are board-certified surgeons specializing in weight loss surgery. They have performed numerous successful bariatric procedures to help patients achieve healthier, happier lives. Drs. Colquitt and Ray were among the first surgeons in East Tennessee to perform the advanced laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) procedure, a sophisticated surgery that can induce rapid weight loss while reducing many of the side effects associated with other bariatric treatments.
In addition, their state-of-the art surgical facility has been designated a "Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence" by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This highly coveted title is awarded only to weight loss centers with proven records of success and the ability to safely handle postoperative complications.
Because obesity is a highly complex condition, Drs. Colquitt and Ray believe that creating lasting solutions requires a comprehensive treatment plan. At Foothills Weight Loss Specialists, all patients meet with a psychologist, registered dietician and fitness coordinator. In addition, they are invited to attend informational seminars and bariatric surgery support group meetings. This thorough consultation process helps Drs. Colquitt and Ray prepare their patients for surgery both physically and psychologically, and it also contributes to the Foothills team's weight loss success.
Drs. Colquitt and Ray and their team of medical professionals strive to provide the highest quality surgical care in a safe, comfortable environment. They understand that obesity can have a devastating effect on patients' health and happiness, which is why they are committed to providing each patient with the safest, most effective bariatric treatment possible.
Foothills Weight Loss Specialists works in partnership with the Blount Memorial Weight Management Center. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Colquitt or Dr. Ray or to register for a complimentary informational seminar where you can learn more about your surgical weight loss options, contact Foothills Weight Loss Specialists at (800) 521-3329 or visit our website.
"The weight loss surgery
improved my total life
experience. It not only
enhanced the quality of
my life it likely
"Dr. Ray is absolutely wonderful both as a surgeon and as a person. When I first met him, I felt a sense of peace and contentment knowing that my decision to have the surgery with him was the right one. The team at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists is also fantastic. Pam, Jeannie and Beth all go above and beyond to help people with insurance issues before the surgery and make sure each patient has what they need after surgery. Mary is the nurse and I cannot say enough about her she is thoughtful and understanding, and helps with anything and everything before and after surgery. All in all, I would highly recommend Dr. Ray to anyone who is considering weight loss surgery." Wanette L.
"You can tell that Drs. Colquitt and Ray and the team at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists all have done extensive research not only on bariatric surgery, but also on surgery aftercare. My first impression of Dr. Colquitt was great. He was very thorough in explaining the surgical procedure and seemed genuinely concerned with my well-being. The team at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists is also great. After the surgery, no matter how small or insignificant the question, they would always take the time to talk to me. I would definitively recommend Drs. Colquitt and Ray and Foothills Weight Loss Specialists for anyone considering weight loss surgery." Courtney D.
"I was very impressed with Dr. Colquitt. He seems to be very concerned for his patients, and he answered all of my questions. Dr. Colquitt also went over all of the risks of my surgery. He took his time and I didn't feel rushed. Everyone at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists is very nice, and they always have a nice smile on. Their weight loss program is strict and to the point, with a great emphasis placed on aftercare. I would rate them very highly." Windy F.
Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMBS, completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Dr. Colquitt served his surgical residency at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven and Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. In addition, he has received specialized training in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the University of Southern California, University of Pittsburgh and Jupiter Medical Center in Florida. Dr. Colquitt is an active member of several highly regarded professional organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence physician.
Jonathan H. Ray, MD, FACS, FASMBS, completed his undergraduate education at Nicholls State University at Thibodaux, Louisiana. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency training at the Charity Hospital System, also in New Orleans. In addition, Dr. Ray has received specialized fellowship training in critical care medicine at the University of Florida at Jacksonville. He maintains active memberships with several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons, and has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence physician.