James “JJ” 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. Fuller is a native Arkansan. He graduated from Baylor University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he obtained his M.D. degree. His surgical training took place at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. His specialties include general surgery with a sub-specialty in bariatric surgery. Dr. Fuller is licensed by the Arkansas State Medical Board and board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Prior to joining Arkansas Heart Hospital, he worked with Arkansas Bariatric Surgery. He is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, traveling, flying, being outdoors, reading and starting new adventures.

Dr. Bledsoe grew up in Rogers, Arkansas and received 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 general and bariatric surgeon. 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).