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March 15, 2018
Surgeon Spotlight- Dr. Mason
Because Arkansas Surgical Hospital is physician-owned, we are able to provide high-quality care for patients thanks to our team of exceptional surgeons.
At Arkansas Surgical Hospital, spinal surgeon Dr. Zach Mason provides neurosurgery services including lumbar and cervical procedures. Dr. Mason excels at helping patients achieve relief from neck & back pain.
Dr. Mason’s Background
While growing up in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Dr. Mason knew he wanted to pursue a degree in medicine and become a surgeon after he worked at a local hospital during high school and college. Dr. Mason gained experience in the Emergency Room, OB and Surgical departments and later went on to earn his degree in neurosurgery from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1977. He completed an internship at UAMS in 1978 and then became Board Certified in neurosurgery. He has been part of Neurological Surgery Associates since 1983. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Robert Watson Neurological Society.
Life at Arkansas Surgical Hospital
Dr. Mason performs a number of surgical procedures for patients with chronic back and neck pain. He frequently performs cervical and lumbar spine surgery. Dr. Mason’s ideal workday at Arkansas Surgical Hospital includes helping patients achieve pain relief by performing needed operations alongside the skilled staff that have assisted him for years. When it comes to his patients, he considers the perfect patient to be one who returns to the office for the first post-operative visit feeling great and being able to go back to work and do other activities.
After years of working in facilities where hospital administrators made the decision, he knew there was a better way to provide care to his patients. Dr. Mason made the choice to to become an owner of Arkansas Surgical Hospital, a physician-owned hospital. As a physician owner, he and his peers are able to respond quicker to patient needs. This ensures they get the right care in a timelier manner.
When Dr. Mason is not helping patients find pain relief, he is usually outdoors cycling. He also enjoys spending quality time with his family, which includes his three children.