Dr. John W. Baker, MD

Dr. John W. Baker, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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Care Philosophy

If you have been significantly overweight for very long, I am sure you already know that the key is not in the losing of the weight, but in the maintaining of the weight loss. Bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity is a starting point. It will not miraculously change those factors which have contributed to obesity. Long term success will require change! We are here to help you help yourself!Read more

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John W. Baker, MD, FACS, is Senior Past President of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the...Read more

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based on 21 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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Little Rock, AR |
Dr Baker is a highly skilled surgeon. Dr Baker is genuine, and committed to patient safety and quality. I have been a critical care RN for almost 25 years and he is my first choice as a surgeon.
in Texarkana, AR |
Courtney and dr baker are very unorganized and unhelpful/he is arrogant and his demeanor is rude and cocky and she is too. I have had this surgery scheduled twice and the first time he cancelled because he just didn't want to do it that week. I have been bending over backwards for the past six months with their ridiculous expectations. I am not going to use him, will pay out of pocket for a better surgeon without the help of my insurance/he acts as if he is a psychiatrist and God
in Little Rock, AR |
Dr. Baker has been my surgeon since 1991. After multiple cancers, he has done everyone of my surgeries. I trust him completely and would not want to use another surgeon. I am sad he is taking his practice to Conway.
in Batesville,AR |
he has given me another chance at a healthy life, when problems arise he is always helpful and gets it taken care of, he also follows up with phone calls, i would tell any and everyone to go to him, and I do. Thank you Dr. Baker and staff...
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John W. Baker, MD, FACS, is Senior Past President of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the largest association in the world dedicated to this particular specialty.  He is also a past board member and past president of the ASMBS Foundation.

Dr. Baker is a leading expert in the surgical treatment of obesity.  He has performed more than 2,500 weight loss surgical procedures during his career.  He is also an active member of several other professional associations and societies including the American College of Surgeons, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolism (IFSOM), the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), and the American Medical Association

Dr. Baker's Care Philosophy

If you have been significantly overweight for very long, I am sure you already know that the key is not in the losing of the weight, but in the maintaining of the weight loss. Bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity is a starting point. It will not miraculously change those factors which have contributed to obesity. Long term success will require change! We are here to help you help yourself!

Dr. Baker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Obesity

Education

  • Medical School
    LA STATE UNIV SCH OF MED IN SHREVEPORT

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    LSU Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    LSU Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Louisiana State University

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Diet Counseling
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic