Dr. Samuel Bledsoe is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon uniquely qualifying him to perform these procedures.

Career History

  • Partner at Mid-Louisiana Surgical Specialists
  • Founding Medical Director of Christus Cabrini Bariatric Program 3/2010
  • Chairman- Department of Surgery, Christus St. Frances Cabrini, 7/2012 – present
  • Medical Executive Committee-St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
  • ASMBS National- Access to Care Committee
  • ASMBS Louisiana- Access to Care Committee
  • Medical Executive Committee of Christus St. Frances Cabrini Surgery Center
  • Hundreds of bariatric procedures as primary surgeon.
  • Training in Bariatric Surgery beginning in 2004.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • Southeastern Surgical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Education + Accolades

  • 06/2009 – 07/2009 – University of Alabama at Birmingham:
    Mini-Fellowship Bariatric Surgery
  • 11/2008 – 07/2009 – Baptist Medical Center; Birmingham, AL:
    Chief Resident- General Surgery
  • 06/2004 – 10/2008 – Carraway Methodist Medical Cntr; Birmingham, AL:
    Resident – General Surgery
  • 08/2000 – 05/2004 – University of Arkansas College of Medicine; Little Rock: Medical School, Honors in Surgery, Honors in Research