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Dr. John Baker, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Baker

Dr. John Baker, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Conway, AR and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport in 1983 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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(501) 329-1415

Dr. Baker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
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Humana
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Medicaid
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Dr. Baker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Baker performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Obesity more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 55% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker performs Esophageal Surgery more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Baker performs this procedure more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Baker's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diet Counseling
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • 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

About Me

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 wil...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baker

4.0

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(5)

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I am trying to reach Dr. Baker. He did my surgery several years ago and I cannot seem to find a good working number for him. Can someone please give me a number to reach him at? deniseisblessed99@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance!
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Dr. Baker is wonderful. He never leaves you guessing and always ready to answer any questions. I have several friends that their doctor's approach was different post surgery and they had problems.
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I had a bi-pass in 2008. Dr Baker was by far strict, but the most knowledgeable physician in this field. I regard him with the highest of respect. I refer people to him regularly. My loss is from 300+ to 180.
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Would not recommend this Dr for your surgery. Courtney is very unorganized, unprofessional and sets you up for failure. She told me to use an app and snap photos of my weight and send her. After a few months of this I finally gound out they don’t use this app anymore. After 2 failed attempts with Dr Baker I decided to go with another Clinic.
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I believe Dr. Baker is an excellent surgeon, but his bedside manners are not the best. He is brutally honest and can be harsh at times. I feared getting on the scale with him at first. However, my surgery did go well and I have received great results. The biggest complaint I have is the wait time for appointments. I have never had a visit with Dr. Baker that did not consist of a 2 hour wait prior to meeting with him. He also is booked several months out and not easy to contact.
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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 if you dont keep working. I couldnt have chosen a more caring, respectful, knowledgeable, and proficient surgeon to help me get started with my new and healthier lifestyle! Thank you, Dr Baker
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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. Since I had already met my insurance requirements, all had to do was the last minute stuff and wait until my insurance would pay for the psych exam again. Boom!! Surgery and 150lbs gone in 9 months!!
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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 surgery. Is he a hardass? Yes. Is he the best one for the job? Yes. Be ready for some hard truths and strong encouragement.
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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 patients. I personally hold the highest respect for him. He performed a laparoscopic gastric bypass of which I received nothing but his very best. Yes, I highly recommend him to anyone. Teresa Crawford
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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