Dr. Clay Wellborn

gastric bypass surgeon Arkansas :: Dr. WellbornDr. J. Clay Wellborn, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Arkansas. He grew up in Little Rock where he attended Catholic High School for Boys. After college in Virginia, he returned to UAMS for Medical School where he was a Barton Research Scholar, The Lange Book Award Winner, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member and winner of the E. Forest Ellis Award for Outstanding Surgical Student. To complete his training as a surgeon, he completed a five-year General Surgical Residency at UAMS, which included training in Bariatric Surgery.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow with the American College of Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr Wellborn is a  member of the Pulaski County and Arkansas Medical Society, and a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, in which he is one of two Arkansas physicians serving as an ASBS committee member on a national level. He is also on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. 

Dr. Wellborn entered practice in 1984, and has been performing Bariatric Surgery for the past 31 years. Each year his Bariatric practice has grown to the point that Bariatric Surgery is now 95% of his practice. As a gastric bypass surgeon, he has performed over two thousand gastric bypass procedures, and has a particular interest in Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery. In April 2001, he was among the first 50 surgeons in the United States to be trained in the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, and since August 2001, he has performed more than 2000 Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding procedures.

Dr. Wellborn has five childrens and 4 grandchildren. He loves teaching surgery and medicine to his residents, reading historical novels, duck hunting, playing the guitar and spending time with his family.