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.

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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.”

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

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.

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What patients are saying about Dr. Fuller:

“He is a fantastic, top-tier doctor with fabulous bedside manners.”

“He literally saved my life and gave me my life back – a life I never realized I was even missing out on.”

“Dr. Fuller was very professional with a great bedside manner. He explained everything in layman’s terms so that I could understand.”

“The best of the best! This man saved my life, literally! He is very personable, patient and was up front with us about my condition, keeping my husband informed as well. We highly recommend Dr. Fuller.”

“Dr. Fuller is the best doctor and surgeon. He’s companionate and caring.”

“Dr. Fuller is the best. I owe him my life! He’s a godsend! Thank you, Dr. Fuller, for everything!”

Dr. Fuller in the news:

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Dr. Dixon is board certified by the American College of Surgeons in General Surgery. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and served as an officer in the US Army Special Forces prior to earning his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his general surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. After serving in the US Army as Staff General Surgeon at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, he moved back to his home state and started a private practice in Conway, AR. Deciding to move closer to family, he moved his practice to Benton where he continues to see most of his patients. As a General Surgeon, Dr. Dixon will diagnose, treat, and manage patients with a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body.

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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).

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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:

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Bariatric surgery resolves diabetes 83 percent of the time