Baptist Health Neurosurgery Arkansas

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information for Your Area

Baptist Health’s mission is to provide quality patient-centered services and health education and respond to the changing health needs of our state. Our top priority, as always, is protecting the health and safety of our patients and providers.

Baptist Health’s specialty clinics are open, accepting new patients and offering several options for care, including both telehealth and in-person visits.

All patients scheduled for an in-person visit at a clinic will be pre-screened for COVID-19 signs, symptoms and exposure. Our clinics are safe and follow all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To schedule an appointment with a Baptist Health specialist, call the clinic at (501) 224-0200.

For more information, visit our coronavirus page.

Drive-thru Testing Site

There is drive-up COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of 1120 Medical Center Drive in Little Rock, formerly The Inn at Baptist Health. The site is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a collection site for COVID-19 swab only and a physician is not present. No appointment is necessary.

Learn about what to expect when you visit this site.

24/7 Hotline

Baptist Health has established a hotline for residents to call in with their concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-888-BAPTIST, and is staffed by nurses to help residents better understand their conditions and receive direction on next steps for care should they be concerned about exposure to COVID-19.


About Baptist Health Neurosurgery Arkansas Services 

The brain is the control center of the nervous system. It communicates with the rest of the body via the cranial nerves and spinal cord. That is why it’s important that such an integral part of the human processing system is maintained and cared for. Baptist Health Neurosurgery Arkansas offers comprehensive surgical services and cares for the brain, spine and peripheral nerve pathologies. Our physicians provide care for a wide range of health conditions including tumors, pathologic nerve root compression, blood vessel disease and spinal fluid flow issues.

Our physicians see patients ages 16 and older by physician referral.

We can provide care for the following:


  • Benign
    • Meningioma
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Pituitary adenoma
    • Astrocytoma
    • Oligodendroglioma
    • Rathke’s cleft cyst
    • Colloid cyst
    • Ependymoma
    • Hemangioblastoma
    • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Malignant
    • Glioblastoma
    • Anaplastic astrocytoma
    • Lymphoma
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Plasmacytoma
    • Metastatic cancer (most commonly from the lung, breast, kidney, colon, prostate, bladder and skin)

Nerve root compression

  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Vision loss due to pituitary tumors

Spinal fluid problems

  • Congenital hydrocephalus
  • Pseudotumor cerebri (aka Idiopathic intracranial hypertension)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Vascular disease

State-of-the-art Technology

Baptist Health Neurosurgery Arkansas’ mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate neurosurgical care with our patients’ best interest in mind. We have a team of physicians well equipped at treating these issues. We are armed with the latest technology to ensure the most up-to-date treatment.

Advanced technology available at Baptist Health includes:

  • Frameless stereotactic navigation
  • Minimally-invasive port surgery
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Continuous neurodiagnostic monitoring
  • Diffusion tensor imaging

History of Baptist Health Neurosurgery Arkansas

Neurosurgery Arkansas was established in 2004 as a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of brain and spine disorders for the state of Arkansas. Over the past decade, we have aligned ourselves with the state’s largest and most comprehensive provider to become Baptist Health Neurosurgery Arkansas.