Dr. Richard Tillquist( M.D. )

( General, Bariatrics )


My BioGraphy


Dr. Tillquist is a native of Colorado. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and did cancer research at both the University of Colorado Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine. He received his Medical Degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and subsequently did his general surgery internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He currently has a large bariatric surgery practice and performs both Laparoscopic Roux En-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. He also has continued interest in all areas of general surgery including

hernia, gallbladder, colon, thyroid, parathyroid, hiatal hernia, and other advanced laparoscopic surgeries.

Dr. Tillquist is married and has two children. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, fishing, golf, and wood working


  • University of Colorado, B.S., 1976
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, M.D., 1985
  • Baylor University Medical Center, General Surgery Internship and Residency, 1990
  • University of California, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, 1998
  • University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, 2000
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Louisville, KY, 2003

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery, 1993
  • American Board of Surgery Recertification, 2002


  • Member, American Board of General Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons
  • Member, Colorado Medical Society
  • Member, Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society