Dr. James Tucker, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Tucker
Accepting new patients

Surgery Spec Of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, AR

1900 Malvern Ave Ste 302 Hot Springs, AR 71901

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(501) 623-9300

Dr. James Tucker, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Hot Springs, AR and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in bariatric surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.


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Dr. Tucker accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Dr. Tucker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Tucker treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Obesity
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Dr. Tucker treats Obesity more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Abdominal Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Tucker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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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.
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Joan Applegate – Jan 21, 2020
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If there was a -? ratting thats whay id give him
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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
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Biography

Dr. James Tucker, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Hot Springs, AR and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in bariatric surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery

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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Locations

Surgery Spec Of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, AR

Surgery Specialists of Hot Springs1900 Malvern Ave Ste 302 Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Surgical Specialty Group Inc

Surgical Specialty Group Inc7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 612 Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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National Park Medical Center

Hot Springs, AR

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average