Baptist Health Nationally Recognized Among Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health, a leader in surgical weight loss, has been recognized as one of 101 hospitals across the U.S. to earn the distinction of Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by The Leapfrog Group and Money magazine.

As part of the inaugural list for bariatric surgery, Baptist Health Bariatric Center-Little Rock is one of two facilities in Arkansas to receive the honor, and the only one in the state with an “A” patient safety rating.

Baptist Health achieved the organizations’ standards for safety, including performing a high enough number of procedures to give patients the best odds of a good outcome and keeping patients safe from errors, infections and complications.

Baptist Health Bariatric Center-Little Rock has more than 40 years of experience offering surgical weight loss. On average, surgeons Dr. Eric Paul and Dr. Tripurari Mishra help more than 500 people lose weight and improve their health with weight loss surgery every year. Over 12,000 bariatric surgeries have been performed at the center since its program began.

Baptist Health’s bariatric surgeons are board-certified, meaning they have been evaluated through various criteria set forth by industry experts. Accreditation ensures that our program line and physicians are continually working to stay up-to-date and trained on the newest treatment procedures, providing safe surgical care, and yielding successful results.

In addition to being named among Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by Leapfrog and Money magazine, Baptist Health Bariatric Center-Little Rock is also designated as a Bariatric Center of Excellence and a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Institute of Quality.

To learn more about Baptist Health bariatric services, visit or call Baptist Health Bariatric Center-Little Rock at (501) 202-4477.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.