Frequently Asked Questions
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Who is Fayetteville Surgical Associates?
We are a surgical team of physicians, clinical and support staff who are highly trained and well experienced in a variety of laparoscopic surgery procedures. For more information about our clinic and our surgeons, visit the About Us page.
Where are you located?
Fayetteville Surgical Associates is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 3264 N Northhills Blvd., just east of the Washington Regional Medical Center. Fayetteville is in Washington County. For more detailed instructions visit the Contact page.
What are your office hours?
We are open 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday except for major holidays. If you have a billing question, please call during those hours. If you have a non-urgent question for our surgical staff, also please call during those hours. If you have an urgent question after hours, please call the Washington Regional Medical Center (479.463.1000) and ask for the Fayetteville Surgical Associates physician on call.
How much will my surgery cost?
Many factors go in to the total cost for your medical care including type of surgery needed, your insurance plan and other related factors. Our staff will discuss the potential costs and possible payment plans with you at your first visit.
Is my surgery covered by insurance?
We accept many health insurance plans. Please review the list to make sure we are in-network with your insurance provider. Keep in mind you must also make sure that the healthcare facility where you are receiving your surgery (Washington Regional Medical Center of North Hills Surgery Center) is covered by your insurance plan. If you have questions, contact our office or your insurance provider.
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Also called laparoscopic surgery, the minimally invasive surgery technique uses several small incisions instead of the more traditional, larger incisions. Our surgeons use special tools and scopes to be able to see and maneuver within the surgical area. Laparoscopic surgeries reduce bleeding, complications and recovery time. Minimally invasive surgeries are considered to be just as safe as traditional surgery.
Will my surgery hurt?
As with any medical procedure, some discomfort is to be expected. Our surgical staff will work with you to provide instructions and medication that will help make you more comfortable in the days after your surgery. The amount of pain you are expected to experience after surgery is reduced with having laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery.
What will my recovery be like?
Each person’s recovery experience is based on the individual surgery that was performed, the patient’s pre-existing health, and other factors. Our surgical staff will review expected recovery times, follow-up care instructions and other information you will need to help make your recovery go as smoothly and quickly as possible. It is vital that you follow all of your post-operative instructions to insure that your recovery goes as well as possible.
When can I go back to work?
Your ability to return to work after surgery will depend on the type of surgery you have and how well you recover. When you are cleared by your surgeon to return to work keep in mind there may be additional restrictions (such as lifting, etc.) that your surgeon will discuss with you.