Meet Dr. James Tucker – A Bariatric Surgeon Dedicated To Helping Patients Reach Their Weight Loss Goals


Best Bariatric Surgeon | Arkansas Heart Hospital

Though he’s native to Arkansas, Dr. James “JJ” Tucker has gone far and wide in his medical career as a bariatric surgeon. He attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean and completed his General Surgery residency in Philadelphia. After spending much of his residency focused on bariatrics, he moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to complete a fellowship in Bariatrics, Robotics and minimally invasive surgery.

Thankfully, his journey then brought him back to his home state and Arkansas Heart Hospital, where he is a part of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute team, serving as a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Tucker is licensed by the Arkansas State Medical Board and board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. With the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Dr. Tucker helps patients reach their weight goals and regain their health through minimally invasive surgery.

Because he grew up in Hot Springs, Dr. Tucker is passionate about the community, where he now enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He likes to spend time golfing, biking, hunting and enjoying the lake with friends and family.

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