Dr. James Tucker, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 42

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. James Tucker, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with National Park Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Tucker, MD

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group - Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge

7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 612 Baton Rouge, LA 70808 ()
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Experience
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Dr. Tucker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Gallstones more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Port Placements or Replacements
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Tucker performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal

Dr. Tucker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood Disorders
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Tucker accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Tucker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tucker

3.4

Based on 5 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Tucker preformed an emergency surgery on my husband and saved his life. He has done 3 surgeries total. I am positive my husband is alive because of Dr Tucker! As the entire hospital knows, I'm a difficult spouse... I couldn't be happier with Dr Tucker.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Joan Applegate – Jan 21, 2020
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If there was a -? ratting thats whay id give him
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Hot springs – Jan 17, 2018
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His staff has been nothing but RUDE! Tried to get an appointment and the only thing the nurse knew how to say was, "Get your general doctor to run tests and then give a referral". Tried to find out what the tests were that were required and she repeated herself. Cannot say that they have a good patient rapport. Got a referral for a different doctor with NO further tests needed. HORRID
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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R. B. in Hot Springs National Park, AR – Sep 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Tucker, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

2015
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2015
Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2014
York Hospital
Residency Hospital
2009
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2008
American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
Medical School
2002
University of Arkansas
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. James Tucker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tucker frequently treats Gallstones, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Port Placements or Replacements. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tucker treats.

Where is Dr. James Tucker, MD's office located?

Dr. Tucker's office is located at 7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 612, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group - Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group - Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 612 Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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National Park Medical Center

Hot Springs, AR

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average