Dr. John Baker, MD

Dr. John Baker, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. John Baker, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Conway, AR and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport in 1983 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

650 United Dr Ste 240

Conway, AR 72032

Contact Information

(501) 329-1415

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 72% of peers
more than 66% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 66% of peers

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Dr. Baker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "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"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "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!"

3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

5  Conditions Treated

20  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Lsu Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Lsu Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker to family and friends
26 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Baker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr Baker performed gastirc bypass for me in 2014. It took a lot of hard work on my part to prepare for the surgery as well as since the surgery, but it is all worth it for the health benefits I have experienced. Yes, there are strict regimines to follow and for good reason. It wont work for you...more
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Jumping through hoops and cutting through the red tape required by Dr. Baker was crazy!! I met the requirements of my insurance but never met Dr. Baker's requirements. The best thing he did for me was moving his practice to Conway. I was not driving to Conway!! I sought out a different Dr. ...more
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Dr Baker is harsh and requires a lot of his patients to start with. This pushed me to make the changes in my life that I might not have otherwise done. I thought I was doing enough but I wasnt. He asked me hard questions which were difficult to look at but they helped me deal with life AFTER...more
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Worse experience ever. Scheduled surgery twice and with no thanks to Courtney I was left out to deal with it myself. If I was you I would highly consider another doctor and staff. No issues with Dr. Baker but Courtney is very unorganized and is slow is doing her part. If you talk to Courtney ask...more
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Dr. Baker expresses through every aspect of his professional and personal life his passion for his patients to choose for themselves a healthy lifestyle. He is completely forthcoming with his patients in regards to choosing a baratric procedure. He sincerely desires only the best for each of his...more
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