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The Dr. Larry Lawson Surgical Services Department is located on the first floor at the east end of the Medical Center. The Surgery/PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)/Anesthesia Department consists of state-of-the-art operating and patient recovery rooms.

A highly competent surgery and anesthesia staff are readily available to provide you with the highest quality care, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. The Anesthesia Department is lead by Dr. Frank Schefano III, MD, board-certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Schefano oversees a staff of four CRNA's (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists). The OR/PACU Unit Coordinator is Suzanne Carlton, RN. Ms. Carlton manages a full-time staff consisting of RNs, LPNs, and OR Techs. Our Anesthesia and Nursing staff are BLS, PALS, and ACLS certified.

Inpatient as well as Outpatient services offered within the unit include:

  • ENT
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular

AMMC is a proud participant in the AFMC (Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care) project for the "Prevention of Surgical Infections".

AMMC Surgical Services Mission:
We are committed to providing those we serve with safe, quality care in the comfort and convenience of their own hometown.