Dr. Robert Benafield, MD

Dr. Robert Benafield, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 50
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Dr. Robert Benafield, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fayetteville, AR and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery.

3317 N Wimberly Dr

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Qualchoice
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 95% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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39  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Hendrix College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Emory University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Ca Pacific Medical Center Pacific Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benafield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benafield's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benafield to family and friends
34 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Benafield's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Benafield performed my Rotator Cuff repair on March 27, 2018. Today, after Physical Therapy twice a week for the past three months, he cleared me to practice my golf swing. I couldn't be happier with the outcome, although I will avoid going back for seconds :-). If you're unlucky enough to...more
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He was cold and uncaring. Will not return to his office.
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He was cold and distant. Very uncaring and no compassion. He obviously hates tattooed people. He is partial to sportos. He wasn't even in the building and was already twenty minutes behind schedule., he offered no apology for his tardiness.
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Dr. Benafield is disrespectful, he rolled his eyes at me and was extremely dismissive of me repeatedly informing him of pain I am suffering from after my surgery and months of physical therapy. He seems to be going off of a "statistical average" of where I should be and is patronizing in his tone...more
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Arthritis collapsed my thumb into the palm of my hand. Dr. Benafield restored the use of my left hand with surgery. I now have 90% functionality of the hand. It is getting better and stronger everyday. I suspect I will be at 100% by the end of the month. It is wonderful to be able to open...more
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