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As a bariatric surgeon in Benton, AR, Dr. Gornichec performs surgical procedures that help obese patients lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle.


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Weight Loss Center of Arkansas  


5 Medical Park Drive, Suite 200, Benton, AR 72015

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Bariatric Surgery & General Surgery
Practice Specialty General Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Saline Memorial Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center
Languages Spoken Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Insurance Accepted  

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About Dr. Gornichec
Dr. Gornichec



We are a premier weight loss  practice dedicated to exceptional outcomes and the highest in patient care and comfort. Our bariatric program, led by Dr. Russell Gornichec offers medical weight loss and several surgical weight loss procedures to include: gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch and gastric banding surgery for those suffering from obesity in the Central Arkansas area. Supervised weight loss programs or bariatric procedures are currently the only long-term effective weight loss solution for those suffering from the diseases associated with obesity, and we hope that you take the time to consider the options available to you.
Most insurance carriers provide benefits for both medical and surgical weight loss options.
To learn more, sign up for free seminar ( held monthly at our facility. We look forward to welcoming you into our family of patients and assisting you in changing your life and your health forever!


Special Interests  

  • Laparoscopic treatment of GERD and other Upper GI pathology
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Single Incision Lap-Band Surgery (SILS)
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgical Weight Loss

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Baylor University Medical CenterDallas, TX
    Residency in General Surgery • 1994 - 1999

Languages Spoken  

  • English