Your second act starts here.

More than 700,000 adults in Arkansas are affected by obesity – and among those, 25% of these patients have Type 2 Diabetes. Bariatric surgery can reverse obesity-induced Type 2 Diabetes, and that’s why Encore Medical Center makes bariatric weight loss surgery and peripheral vascular disease its focus. Our team of cardiovascular experts and weight loss doctors are ready to help patients put their health goals in reach. For patients who can’t be treated with medicine, we offer a second chance – an encore.

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Bariatric Surgery | Encore Medical Center

Meet our weight loss surgery experts

Learn More About Bariatric Services

Weight Loss Doctor | Dr Bledsoe

Dr. Samuel Bledsoe

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
Weight Loss Doctor | Dr. Fuller

Dr. JD Fuller

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
Weight Loss Doctor | Dr. Tucker

Dr. James “JJ” Tucker

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Dr. Oscar Talledo

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Services available at Encore

  • Bariatric weight loss surgery options
  • Full-service emergency department
  • State of the art imaging: PET/CT, CT, MRI, Nuclear, Stress, Xray
  • Cardiology and catheterization procedures
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • General & vascular surgery
  • Guidance for healthy lifestyle changes