Dr. Charles Gooden, MD
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General Surgery | Male

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Dr. Charles Gooden, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Fort Smith, AR. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Gooden is affiliated with Sparks Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Gooden's Reviews

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based on 7 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Gooden's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
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Dr.Gooden is a skilled surgeon with a caring heart. I was very aprehensive about having surgery and heard all the gossip & rumors about the medical care here! And haven't had to have any surgical procedures in this state and let Dr.Gooden know my fears the very first visit, if a Dr was going to be rude and arrogant to a patient I was His opportunity! But he was kind, reassuring, caring & explained everything! He is the only Surgeon who will ever operate on me! His staff is excellent just as he!
in Fort Smith, Arkansas |
Dr Gooden has always been kind and explains everything in layman's terms. He is not arrogant as I saw in another review. He is very kind and treats me like in a person not just a numbered patient!!!! His staff is awesome as well and if I have any problems and call his office I get a quick callback with what I should do. His nurses r very sweet and don't act like alot of nurses. Dr Goodens nurses take pride in their work and truly care about their patients. I would 100% recommend Dr. Gooden!!
in Sallisaw, OK |
Fatuous, arrogant and rude.
in Ft Smith, AR |
Does good routine surgery, but not a guy who cares once he's paid. He and his staff are obtuse and dismissive, and don't care much about you once the check has cleared. If you have an ongoing surgical issue, look elsewhere. If you don't, grit your teeth and prepare to deal with perhaps the most obnoxious clinical staff you'll ever know.
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Dr. Gooden's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair