Dr. Jack Rutledge, MD

Dr. Jack Rutledge, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jack Rutledge, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Read his story

725 Glenwood Dr Ste E786

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 495-2501

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 81% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 51% of peers

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Dr. Rutledge's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rutledge "Dr. Rutledge is the Director of the Metabolic Surgery Center and co-director of Memorial's Surgical Weight Loss Center of Excellence Program. He is dedicated to helping his patient's experience better health through weight loss. He understands the complex biochemical aspect of metabolism as it relates to weight loss. After receiving his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Southern Alabama, Dr. Rutledge completed a surgery residency at East Tennessee State Medical School. He practiced general, vascular and trauma surgery for several years until becoming interested in bariatric surgery in 2002. Dr. Rutledge completed additional surgical training in laparoscopic microsurgery at the Operative Endoscopy Institute in San Francisco, California and completed a bariatric proctorship at the University of Birmingham in Alabama. Dr. Rutledge is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Since 2002, Dr. Rutledge has performed over 2000 successful laparoscopic weight loss surgeries."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rutledge "Metabolic Surgery, along with a with a healthy lifestyle, is a predictable way to lose weight and maintain a healthier weight set point for a lifetime."


  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Marshall University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • E Tenn State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rutledge has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rutledge's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rutledge to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Rutledge's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Chattanooga, TN |
From the moment that I attended dr. Rutledge's seminar regarding bariatric surgery, I was at ease. Dr. Rutledge discussed everything thoroughly with both my husband and myself. He and his nurse, Rachel work so well together and we're very honest with what to expect before and after surgery. If I did have a question, I was always able to get in contact immediately. On March 1st it, it will be a year since I have had surgery and I am completely satisfied and happy with the results.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Rutledge is a great surgeon and all around great person! He truly cares about his patients, and takes all the time you need to talk with you and answer any questions you may have! His office staff is second to none. I would recommend him to anyone! If you are considering bariatric surgery - use him!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rutledge accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rutledge has admitting privileges

Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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