Dr. James Tucker, MD

Dr. James Tucker, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. James Tucker, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Hot Springs, AR and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in bariatric surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

1900 Malvern Ave Ste 302

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Contact Information

(501) 623-9300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 82% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 79% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 78% of peers

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10  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated


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40  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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 Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • York Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tucker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tucker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tucker to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Tucker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

If there was a -? ratting thats whay id give him
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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...more
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