Specializes inBariatric Surgery General Surgery
Dr. Samuel Bledsoe, director of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute and bariatric and general surgeon, earned his Doctorate of Medicine from UAMS. He completed his residency at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama, and completed additional training in Bariatric Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Prior to joining Arkansas Heart Hospital, he served as the Medical Director for Bariatric Surgery at Christus Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Dr. Bledsoe is a Board Certified weight loss physician who performs gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He holds additional membership in the Southeastern Surgical Society and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Dr. Bledsoe is known by his patients as caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of each of his patients. He especially loves to see bariatric patients resolve their diabetes and go on to live richer, longer lives without medications or limitations.
Get to know Dr. Bledsoe
What is the most interesting part of being a bariatric surgeon?
I really like talking with diabetics because diabetics particularly can benefit greatly from weight loss surgery. For anyone who struggles with diabetes, they owe it to themselves to at least consider the possibility of bariatric surgery. We can cure diabetes 83 percent of the time.
What patients are saying about Dr. Bledsoe:
“Dr. Bledsoe was amazing! He truly cares about his patients. I will always recommend everyone to him and this hospital.”
“He was a wonderful with me and helped me take my life back.”
“Dr. Bledsoe is simply amazing. He gave me the tool to change my life.”
“God has blessed him with a caring heart and the spirit of a warrior.”
“Dr. Bledsoe, you have been literally a godsend to many.”
“Dr. Bledsoe is a great doctor as well as an awesome person.”
“I have never been so impressed with the level of compassion and care.”
“From the first visit with Dr. Bledsoe, I knew my life was going to change for the better.”
Dr. Bledsoe in the news:
Healthcare Journal of Arkansas – Bariatric surgery reduces the risk of cardiovascular death
THV11 The Vine – Weight loss surgery now covered for state employees
THV11 The Vine – Bariatric surgery helping resolve health conditions long term
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