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Bariatric Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

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Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery

Accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery offers:

  • Mark Colquitt, MD, a board-certified surgeon with many years of experience in bariatric surgery
  • Certified bariatric nurses
  • Minimally invasive daVinci® robotics technology
  • Post-surgery support groups
  • Dietician consultations
  • Free six-month post-surgical fitness program

Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery can often benefit morbidly obese people or those with debilitating co-morbidities who have been unable to lose weight through other methods. Start by using this BMI and surgery self-assessment to see if surgery could be right for you.

If you think surgery may be the next step on your road to better health, we invite you to read our comprehensive overview of bariatric surgery.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Roux-en Y (Gastric Bypass)
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)
Bariatric Revision and Conversion Surgery
Repair of LAP-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System

Patient Testimonials

Thanks to gastric bypass surgery, Danny Hottle of Rogersville lost 304 pounds within one year of his procedure. He can bathe himself, drive from the front seat, ride rollercoasters, sleep better, and run a 5K race. Read more about Danny’s incredible determination to succeed at losing.

Learn how Debra Hinson lost almost 100 pounds and in the process, revamped her mind and spirit, too.

As a last resort, Daniel Rorie researched bariatric surgery after weighing in at 339 pounds. His research led him and Stacey to the Fort Sanders Regional Center for Bariatric Surgery, and together, the Rories have lost a combined 250 pounds. Read their story here.

Additional Bariatric Surgery Resources

Data Sources:

1 – Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD; Yoav Avidor, MD; Eugene Braunwald, MD; Michael D. Jensen, MD; Walter Pories, MD; Kyle Fahrbach, PhD; Karen Schoelles, MD. Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2004; 292(14):1724-1737. doi:10.1001/jama.292.14.1724.

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