James JJ Tucker, MD

Bariatric Surgeon

Specializes in

Bariatric Surgery General Surgery
James JJ Tucker, MD

James “J.J.” Tucker is a native Arkansan. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, he attended Medical School at the American University of Caribbean and traveled to Pennsylvania where he completed his residency in General Surgery. After many hours dedicated to bariatrics during residency, he decided to pursue a fellowship in Bariatrics, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Tucker is licensed by the Arkansas State Medical Board and board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas brought a lot of love for the community and exploring the outdoors. He, his wife and two children spend a lot of time enjoying what the Spa City has to offer, including golfing, biking, hunting and enjoying the lake with family and friends. Most importantly, he enjoys giving back to the community that has given so much to him.

Dr. Tucker’s personalized care and clear communication resonates with his patients as he partners with them to achieve their health and weight loss goals.

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What patients are saying about Dr. Tucker:

“Dr. Tucker and his staff saved my life — 110 pounds gone forever.”

“He definitely changed my life! I’ve lost 150 pounds so far with the help of Dr. Tucker and team. I can’t say how great they are or thank them enough.”

“Dr. Tucker is so caring and informative. He sits and talks with you and answers any questions you may have. I am so happy I chose Dr. Tucker and the BMI at Arkansas.”

Dr. Tucker in the News

Dr. Tucker reacts to trending weight loss videos in Docs React series.

Dr. Tucker, BMI patient talk to KATV on benefits of bariatric surgery for weight loss, disease management