Jonathan Ray

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 19 ratings

Jonathan Ray Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS, FASMBS

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29 yr Experience

14 yr in Bariatrics

25 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

14 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 75

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Mark A. Colquitt
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Mary Bivens
LPN, Clinical Liasion
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Tracie Kitts
Patient Advocate & Medical Assistant for Dr. Ray
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Trista Prater
RN, Clinical Liaison
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Ashley Dalton
Seminar Coord. & Patient Advocate for Dr. Colquitt
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Wendy Crawford
Office Manager

  • About Me

    During the COVID-19 crisis, we're currently offering telemedicine appointments.  To schedule yours simply call us at 865-984-3413 or send us an email and we can schedule your appointment.


    Dr. Jonathan H. Ray, Bariatric Surgeon

    Jonathan Ray, MD, FACS, FASMBS began practicing general and bariatric surgery in Maryville, Tennessee and now provides care to patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee region and beyond at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons. He received his undergraduate degree at Nicholls State University and earned his medical degree in New Orleans at LSU Medical School. He completed his residency at Charity Hospital System and went on to complete a fellowship at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Dr. Ray is a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS), is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

    Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Ray

    I love witnessing the dramatic improvement and resolution of major medical issues like diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and overall improvement in patients’ well-being as well as weight loss. Seeing patients get excited about life again is very rewarding. -Dr. Ray

    Dr. Ray is committed to excellence in patient care with the priority to take the time to get to know his patients. He is a compassionate and understanding surgeon who always seems to have a smile to offer. He is informative and accessible to his patients and emphasizes the importance of aftercare for long-term success. Dr. Ray encourages the attendance of ongoing support group meetings, nutritional guidance, exercise, and healthy living after surgery.

    Dr. Ray is a skilled expert in weight loss surgery procedures using robotic and laparoscopic techniques. He is experienced in performing the Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, and Duodenal Switch procedures.

    Bariatric Surgery in Tennessee

    Bariatric surgery can change your life to improve your health, enjoy a higher quality of life, and attain your weight loss goals. If you’re ready to start your journey, Dr. Ray and his team will be with you every step of the way. You can begin by attending a required free in-person seminar so you can learn about your options and meet our surgeons and team members in a Q&A session.

    For prospective patients who cannot attend an in-person seminar, we offer a 35-minute free online seminar, and after completion, you can download, print and complete the New Bariatric Patient Packet and send it to our office prior to your first appointment. All seminar attendees are welcome to attend the support group meetings that follow each seminar. We welcome your family and friends.

    If you have any questions, please call our office at 865-984-3413 or contact us online.
    Dr. Colquitt and the team look forward to helping you reach your weight loss and health goals!

  • Latest Reviews See all 19 reviews
    avatar Brandy23 on Sept. 30, 2014

    Dr Ray is the best that I could have picked. He is very caring and has great bedside manners. He is serious but can cut up also. I would recommend him to whom ever wants to have WLS. He has moved to Fort Sanders in More...

    avatar DeeKing on Jan. 3, 2013

    Dr. Ray is the best surgeon every. He was awesome and he really cares about his patients

    avatar jinasinn1984 on Dec. 11, 2011

    I was verry happy with Dr. Ray. He was great. Most of the girls in the office have had the surgery so I felt more at ease its hard enough to be over weight and take the step to have surgery. Talking with someone who More...

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