Our physicians believe that providing surgical and medical care is a special calling.

About Jonesboro Surgical Associates

Our physicians believe that providing surgical and medical care is a special calling, and we treat our patients as we would want our loved ones treated. Compassionate care for our patients and their families is essential for healing. We are gratified by the trust placed in us by those we serve: our patients, their families, and our fellow physicians.

General, Bariatric, and Thoracic Surgery involve the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with surgical problems. If you have been diagnosed with a surgical problem, it’s important to choose the right surgeon. Our surgeons have impeccable credentials and experience. They are board-certified by the prestigious American Board of Surgery.

We understand that patients need a surgeon who takes time to listen and answers questions in laymen’s terms. We want our patients and their families to understand the problems and the solutions.

Meet Our Surgeons

John Cook, M.D.

Dr. John Cook is a Jonesboro native and has chosen to build his practice here helping to advance the techniques and solutions offered through surgery. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University and earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He completed his residency in general surgery from LSU Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana before returning to Jonesboro in 1986 to begin his practice.

He is an active member of the Medical Staff at St Bernard Medical Center and The Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro.

He is an accomplished surgeon and remains active in the Craighead-Poinsett County and Arkansas State Medical Societies as well as being a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

What We Do

General and Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Adrenals
  • Amputations and trauma
  • Appendix
  • Biopsies
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Chron's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophagus
  • Gallbladder
  • GI hemorrhage
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Moles and lipomas
  • Pancreas
  • Parathyroid
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Rectum
  • Spleen
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid

Thoracic Surgery

  • Aneurysms
  • Emphysema
  • Esophagus cancer and disease
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Lung cancer and disease
  • Plerural Fluid
  • Pneumothorax

Robotic (DaVinci Surgery)

  • Adrenal
  • Colorectal
  • Esophageal Reflux
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Thoracic - Lung Biopsies & Resections)

For Patients

How do I schedule an appointment?

To make an appointment, please call our Jonesboro location at 870-935-1242. (Your appointment will be either in Jonesboro or in the most convenient available satellite location.)

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • All medications you currently take
  • Your insurance cares and refferal (if needed)
  • Your completed New Patient Packet
  • Any records or X-Rays your doctor sends with you

What procedures do you perform?

See our What We Do page for a comprehensive list of the surgeries the Jonesboro Surgical Associates can perform.

How do I prepare for surgery? What will recovery be like?

Read now about what your experiences will be like before, during, and after surgery.

Our Location

If you are having an emergency, please immediately call 911.

Jonesboro Surgical Associates
1005 East Matthews Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Tel: 870-935-1242
Toll-Free: 866-935-1242

Email: info@jonesborosurgical.com

We also have several satellite locations throughout Northeast Arkansas.