Dr. Talledo is originally from Lima, Peru, where he completed medical school at Universidad de San Martin de Porres. After earning his M.D., he moved to the United States to pursue surgical training. He completed a surgical internship at Duke Hospital in North Carolina and continued his training with a general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health and Science Center. From there, Dr. Talledo pursued a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is licensed by the State of Arkansas Medical Board and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

In addition to helping patients improve their health and achieve their goals, Dr. Talledo also is interested in organizations that cleanup our oceans. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, exercise, watching movies and discovering new restaurants.

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.