Dr. John W. Baker, MD

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Dr. John W. Baker, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

John W Baker MD 1 Lile Ct Ste 103, Little Rock, AR 72205 Get Directions
(501) 221-9175

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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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      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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      Specialties

      • Bariatric Surgery
      • General Surgery
      • Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

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

      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

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      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

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
      • No sanctions found
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      Dr. Baker says...

      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

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      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!