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Bariatric Services

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss offers both surgical and non-surgical options to our patients. Our staff will help you decide the weight loss option that is right for you and your weight loss goals.

Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgeons Mark Colquitt, MD, and Jonathan Ray, MDBariatric surgery can often benefit morbidly obese people or those with obesity-related illnesses who have been unable to lose weight through other methods. Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement and is led by Mark Colquitt, MD and Jonathan Ray, MD. Both are board-certified surgeons who have helped more than 3,000 patients lose close to 300,000 pounds.

Learn more about surgical options here.

Fort Sanders Weight Management and Nutrition Center

Weights, tennis shoes and healthy foods.The Fort Sanders Weight Management and Nutrition Center empowers individuals to achieve a healthy lifestyle through sustainable life-long changes in diet, physical activity and personal health management. Unlike many other weight loss programs, the Fort Sanders Weight Management and Nutrition Center offers a medically supervised approach including a physician, nurse practitioner, dietitian and an exercise physiologist. Using a multi-disciplinary
approach, each patient is offered an individualized
weight loss plan tailored to their needs.

Learn more about non-surgical options here.

Patient Stories

  • Fitting In

    When Kerrie Merz weighed 336 pounds, she dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the movie theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would squeeze myself into that chair – literally get into it and have my body overflowing out of […]

  • No Regrets

    Rex Veach, a quality engineer at Oak Ridge National Lab, decided a lifetime of yo-yo dieting was enough.

  • A Good Investment

    After researching weight loss options for almost two years, Sabb finally decided to call the office of Mark Colquitt, MD, and was invited to attend a seminar where she could learn more.

  • Shaping Summer

    Summer Martin has lost about 130 pounds, going from a size 22/24 to a size four.

  • Gut Check

    Thanks to gastric bypass surgery, Danny Hottle of Rogersville is 304 pounds lighter today than a year ago.

  • The Woman in the Mirror

    After surgery, Wilson has lost more than 100 pounds and is living life and spreading positivity.