Dr. Mark Colquitt, MD

Dr. Mark Colquitt, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Colquitt, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Read his story

1819 W Clinch Ave Ste 200

Knoxville, TN 37916

Contact Information

(865) 984-3413

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 4 More

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very high
more than 92% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 81% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 48% of peers

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Dr. Colquitt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Colquitt "I became interested in surgery because of my father's encouragement. Through his contacts I was able to get a job in an operating room. That experience and my love for technology and creativity led me to pursue a pre-med curriculum at the University of Tennessee. This led to Medical School at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Then came a general surgery residency at St. Mary's Hospital and Yale University Hospital in Connecticut. After completing my residency in 1990, I went on active duty as a Lt Commander in the US Navy Medical Corps. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital as a General Surgeon. I was deployed to the USS New Orleans and USS Tarawa during Operation Desert Storm. After completing my active duty requirement, I returned to Tennessee and joined a surgery practice in Maryville, TN where I continued to develop my surgical skills at Blount Memorial Hospital. There, I performed general, vascular, thoracic, and trauma surgery. In 2001, I became fascinated with the new laparoscopic techniques for performing Bariatric surgery and developed one of the first Laparoscopic Bariatric practices in the region along with Dr Jonathan Ray. Since then we have performed more than 2000 laparoscopic Bariatric procedures with our patients achieving over 250,000 pounds of total weight loss. In 2014 and after 20 years at Blount Memorial, we moved our practice to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to be more centrally located in East Tennessee and to expand our bariatric surgery practice to all of the Covenant Health facilities. We are excited to partner with Covenant Health and develop a strong Bariatric program serving all of East Tennessee."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Colquitt "Our mission is to promote health and wellness by providing the opportunity to achieve an obesityfree life and empowering patients through life-long education, motivation and the highest quality medical care in a compassionate and supportive environment. We are committed to creating a caring and comfortable environment where each patient is treated like a valued guest. Our values are Integrity, Compassion, Commitment, Hospitality, Excellence and Respect"


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea


  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Duodenal Switch and SIPS
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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.


  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Yale Univ Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Colquitt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Colquitt's Reviews

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based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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Dr. Colquitt'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 (1)
in Powell tn |
consult was with dr colquitt and dr cox I wanted to talk with him specifically about a med I was on before I paid the 200$ to make sure he would do it. He said yes so did dr cox. after getting my hopes up after a lot of prayer after going through hundreds of test charging my insurance i get a call hoping for my surgery date he changed his mind all of a sudden to come off this medication before he would do it so 200$ Later why didn't he tell me my 1st visit before he took my $
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Dr. Colquitt accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Colquitt has admitting privileges

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
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