Surgery Information

Appointments

Our office is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Most appointments are scheduled in advance either by the referring physician or by the patient directly. We ask if you must reschedule you notify our office as soon as possible. Each patient’s visit will differ depending on the nature and complexity of the problem. Most patients are seen at least once after surgery. This will be arranged when surgery is scheduled.


Call us at 479.521.1484
Office Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
or Contact us to set up your appointment


Scheduling Surgery

After you have met with the surgeon and it is decided you need a surgical procedure, you will meet with our scheduling coordinator. You will be given a surgery appointment and informed when and where to arrive for surgery. Most surgeries can be scheduled as early as the next day or within a few days. If you have what is deemed to be a surgical emergency, surgery can be scheduled that same day.


Pre and Post Operation Questions

Our nurses are available during office hours to answer most questions. If you need to speak with your surgeon, the nurses will contact him and forward your message. In most cases, the nurse will respond with the answer. If necessary, your physician will call you directly with more information. At night (after 5:00 PM) and on the weekends, one of our surgeons is always available through the Washington Regional Medical Center Operator at 479.463.1000 to address concerns.


What if I need pain medication?

In most instances you will need prescription pain medicine after your surgery. Your surgeon will provide a prescription either at your initial visit or, usually, at the time of surgery. Although surgery involves some discomfort, we do not wish for you to hurt unnecessarily. We will do everything in our power to prevent significant discomfort.

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