Do you have surgical questions you need answers to?
Please feel free to contact our friendly and helpful staff for any of your surgical needs. We are always willing and able to answer your questions to the best of our ability. Below are a few frequently asked questions.

Question: Can I still have the same surgery here in Natchitoches as opposed to having to go out of town?

Yes. Dr. Ball is trained in the most advanced surgical options available and he continues to train every year at the best facilities in the nation. Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is equipped with the latest and most innovative equipment in the surrounding area. There is no reason to go out of town anymore.

What is a General Surgeon?

Answer: A general surgeon is a surgeon who is qualified to do many surgical procedures including abdominal, breast, thyroid, hernia and cancer surgeries.

Question: What is the Advantage of laparoscopic surgery vs. open surgery?

Answer: Laparoscopic surgery offers the same surgery with smaller incisions. Meaning a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, minimal scarring and less pain. This allows most patients the ability to go home the same day of their surgery. Since the late 1980’s, laparoscopic surgery has been very successful and elective alternative to the traditional open surgical procedures.