Find the best bariatric surgeons in Little Rock, Arkansas.

As of 2022, Little Rock, Arkansas had a population of 202,864, with a median household income of $58,697. The poverty rate is 16.5%, which is 5% higher than the national average.

37.4% of Arkansas residents are obese, tying the state with Iowa for the 12th most obese state in the country.

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1002 Schneider Drive Suite 103 Malvern, Arkansas 72104

Bariatric Surgeon
We strive to exceed the quality of care we personally expect as patients. We see it as great privilege to be trusted with our patients care. Our father in heaven gave us this position so we can treat his children with skill, love and empathy. One appointment can change your life forever. In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking, guitar playing, hunting and fishing.

9500 Kanis Rd. Suite 501 Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Eric Paul studied at Baylor University and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He then attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma and after concluding a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery at Emory University, he joined our team in 2010. Along with his exceptional work at the Baptist Health Surgical Clinic of Central Arkansas, Dr. Paul has helped thousands of patients change their life by performing weight loss surgery at Baptist Health Bariatric Center-Little Rock. Weight loss surgery helps patients regain control of their weight, improve overall health and reduce the risk of serious health concerns in the future

9500 Kanis Rd. Suite 501 Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Bariatric Surgeon
Along with his outstanding work at the Baptist Health Surgical Clinic of Central Arkansas, Dr. Tripurari Mishra is committed to helping patients achieve lasting weight loss through surgical offerings at Baptist Health Bariatric Center-Little Rock. Dr. Mishra will review your options for surgery and if you are a candidate, implement a weight loss plan that’s personalized for you. Weight loss surgery not only treats obesity but other conditions that are associated with this disease such as arthritis, sleep apnea, acid reflux, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Sign up for an educational workshop to find out more about bariatric surgery to see if it’s right for you. Dr. Mishra lives in Cabot with his wife, Aditi. He enjoys hiking, camping and most outdoor activities with his family and friends. He likes playing tennis and basketball as well as watching SEC football. Dr. Mishra is a big believer in giving back to the community through volunteer work.

7 Shackleford W Blvd Little Rock, Arkansas 72211

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Samuel Bledsoe, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon at Arkansas Heart Hospital’s Encore Medical Center in Bryant. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in Little Rock, where he graduated with honors in research and surgery. He completed general surgery residencies at Carraway Methodist Medical Center and Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.  

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Little Rock, Arkansas Weight Loss Surgery

Our goal is to find the best weight loss surgeons in your area. Below is our curated list of the best bariatric surgeons in Little Rock, Arkansas. You may also consider shifting your search to Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Our Selection Criteria:


We only pick surgeons with the best education and accreditations.


We value surgeons with extensive experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery.


We choose surgeons with the professionalism and empathy necessary to guide patients through their weight loss journeys.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

After surgery, patients will be required to adhere to a liquid-only diet for the first duration of their recovery period, before slowly transitioning back to solid foods.

While bariatric surgery can be expensive, the exact cost will depend of the exact procedure involved, as well as other factors such as insurance coverage and patient location. Click here to learn more about the cost of bariatric surgery in Arkansas.