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Dr. John Alston, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Alston

Surgical Associates of Siloam Springs

603-2 N Progress Ave Ste 200 Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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Dr. John Alston, MD is a general surgery specialist in Siloam Springs, AR and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine, Uams, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.


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(479) 215-3040

Dr. Alston accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
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Dr. Alston's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alston treats Esophageal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Alston treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alston performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Alston performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alston treats Stomach Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Alston treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Alston's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Alston, MD is a general surgery specialist in Siloam Springs, AR and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine, Uams, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
University Ark Med School
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine, Uams, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Medical School
1985
1980

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Dr. Alston's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alston

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Based on 4 reviews

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Dr. Alston was a great doctor and explained everything he was going to do and let me keep one of my gallstones. Great bedside manner, and if I ever needed a surgeon again I would go with him.
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He did great work, but with a 20 min out patient procedure with referral from GP. I could not believe the bill. Original bill was over $5400. It was 20 minutes!!! <2.5 cm of stiches after removing 3 lipomas from my arm. I figured for $700-1k total at most before insurance adjustment. Wow, was I wrong.
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