Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, MD

Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
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Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Little Rock, AR. She specializes in orthopedic surgery.

600 S McKinley St

Little Rock, AR 72205

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. McCarthy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. McCarthy treats Low Back Pain more than 94% of her peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Back Pain
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Dr. McCarthy treats Back Pain more than 93% of her peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 92% of her peers

Dr. McCarthy performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Dr. McCarthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Little Rock, AR. She specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. McCarthy's Reviews

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Best Dr I have ever seen! She makes you feel like you are talking to your sister about your problems! She listens intently to everything you say and works WITH you! She explains everything until you totally understand!
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I had back fusion surgery. Dr. McCarthy has been great throughout the process - from pre-surgery evaluations to post-surgery follow-up. She gives very detailed analysis of current and expected status - in plain non-medical terms.
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You won't find a better surgeon than Dr. McCarthy. She was very professional with an easy going manner and was very honest about what to expect immediately after surgery and 10 years down the road. I felt that Dr. McCarthy cared deeply about my issue and the success of the surgery. I would definitely take immediate family members to her in a heartbeat.
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Had an L5-S1 fusion (gill laminectomy). Dr. McCarthy and her team are top notch. I was nervous going into the surgery but they made me feel comfortable. I was up and walking within hours after the surgery ended and walked over a mile the next day. Dr. McCarthy and her team constantly checked on me during the post-op recovery. She's very knowledgeable, professional, and has an aura about her that makes patients feel comfortable. I wouldn't waste time looking for a different back specialist.
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My wife suffered for over 25 years with an L4 and L5 injury from an automobile accident. Finally the pain had gotten so intense and unrelenting she sought relief through additional spinal surgery. She visited 5 neurosurgeons before we found Dr. McCarthy. She was the only doctor with the skill level, confidence, ability, and guts to operate on my suffering wife. A complicated spinal fusion had to be done. It was super sucessful with my wife enjoying a much better life thanks to Dr. McCarthy!
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Awful experience - got offended, because we asked too many questions. It was about a major surgery and we felt that we need to know about all possible outcomes before proceeding forward. She was rude and unprofessional - of course, we elected not to do the surgery with her and did it out of state.
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She was probably the nicest, sweetest, most down-to-earth female doctor I've ever met. Extremely knowledgeable and took as much time as needed to answer questions. An absolute sweetheart.
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I have been seeing Dr. Mccarthy for 4 years i finally had to give in after 10 years she performed an l3,4,5 spinal fusion. I left the hospital in 24 hrs and am doing great. If i have to have any spinal surgery again i will look no further.
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Very honest and explains everything in layman terms. Very good Dr.!
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I'm a 42 year old male and work as a law enforcement officer. Over a two year period, I required both lower back and neck fusion surgeries. In short, Dr. McCarthy saved my career and Greatly improved my quality of life!! Prior to finding Dr. McCarthy, I consulted with multiple doctors from Texas and Arkansas, none of which could provide an accurate diagnosis of my condition. To say that I trust and respect Dr. McCarthy is an understatement. I HIGHLY recommend her!!
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Doctor McCarthy came highly recommended to me by another local doctor. After meeting with her I now understand why she is held in such high regard. Dr. McCarthy performed back surgery on me this past December and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Besides being a great doctor she has has a wonderful personality and makes her patients feel at ease and comfortable when discussing their medical problems with her. She is a true professional.
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I began seeing McCarthy when I was 15 years old, now almost 19. She has performed two spinal fusions on me, and I couldn't have been more happy with her. She takes time to really explain your condition, and exactly what steps will need to be followed. Post surgery she has GREAT bedside manner. I'm currently in college, and she made a deal with me that she would help with whatever therapy I need to get me out of college with as little pain as possible, so that I can finish my surgeries. The BEST.
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I was so impressed with Dr. McCarthy. Her bedside manner was impeccable. I had just went thru having a triple bypass and became paralyzed in my legs, I was referred to the clinic and I chose her and that was the best decision I made. She took xrays and found my vertabrates had penetrates my spine, eight weeks later God used her to performed surgery and I have been walking ever since.
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She is caring, kind, a Christian and very knowledgeable.
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Cigna
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