Dr. Samuel Bledsoe is a general and bariatric surgeon in Alexandria, LA. He has been performing weight loss surgery for years. He has completed hundreds of procedures and has had tens of thousands of patient encounters.
Dr. Bledsoe completed medical school at the University of Arkansas. His residency was completed at Carraway Methodist Medical Center and Baptist Health in Birmingham, AL. In addition, he completed a mini-fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under the supervision on Dr. Ronald Clements, who is currently at Vanderbilt.
Dr. Bledsoe is Board-Certifed. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons , and the American College for Sports Medicine. He serves on committees at these organizations, and he has published a number of peer-reviewed manuscripts on a wide variety of topics related to bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and human physiology. His current research interests include vitamin in nutritional needs after bariatric surgery, the psychology of obesity, and “plateauing” after weight loss surgery.
Dr. Bledsoe was the founding medical director for the CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Bariatric program and was the first in the Central Louisiana area to perform laparoscopic bariatric surgery. He is founder of Bariatric Fuel, a premiere vitamin and nutrient company devoted to assisting post-operative patients meet their nutritional needs.