Saline Memorial Hospital
1 Medical Park Drive | Benton, AR 72015 | 501-776-6000 | 501-847-0613 (Little Rock & Bryant)
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Dr. Lewis Porter

Dr. Lewis Porter serves as Chief of Surgery Co-Director of Trauma services at Saline Memorial Hospital. Dr. Porter received his undergraduate degree at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and later completed his Doctorate of Medicine in Washington, D.C. at Howard University College of Medicine. He completed seven years of residency training in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he had significant exposure in open bariatric surgery. He later went on to do a preceptorship program in laparoscopic bariatric surgery at the Midwest Bariatric Center in Wentzville, Missouri.

Dr. Porter was one of three surgeons who established a bariatric program in Wichita, Kansas, where he performed over three hundred laparoscopic RNY Gastric Bypasses. Dr. Porter sees patients at Saline Surgical Associate in Bryant.


Dr. Rex Luttrell

Dr. Luttrell was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock he attended medical school at St. George's University in Bay Shore, New York and Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, Kent England. Dr. Luttrell completed his Internal Medicine and General Surgery residencies at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. Since entering practice in 1993, Dr. Luttrell has performed thousands of surgical procedures including nearly 1,000 Gastric Bypasses for obesity.

Dr. Luttrell is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, the Southern Medical Association, the Pulaski County Medical Society, the Arkansas Medical Society and the American College of Surgeons. He has won the Internal Medicine Award of Excellence, membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society, and a Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.