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August 17, 2020

Three Orthopedic Surgeons Join Arkansas Surgical Hospital


From left to right: Dr. Nicholas Wilson, Dr. Kevin Goodson, and Dr. Jesse Abeler

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Dr. Jesse Abeler, Dr. Kevin M. Goodson, and Dr. Nicholas B. Wilson are the three newest orthopedic surgeons to join the medical staff at Arkansas Surgical Hospital.

Dr. Jesse Abeler specializes in treatment of the hand and arm, particularly in cases of trauma and dislocation. He has also studied and researched a wide range of treatments for traumatic injuries to various parts of the body, including the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee.

“I pursued additional training for hand and upper extremity surgery because I was once told, ‘If you can fix somebody’s hands, they are extremely grateful,'” Dr. Abeler said. “Working with patients to understand what to expect, from the diagnosis and all the treatment options, and helping them through surgery, is extremely fulfilling.”

Dr. Kevin M. Goodson specializes in treatment of the foot and ankle. His specialties include minimally invasive reconstruction surgery, bunion correction, and ankle replacement surgery.

“Giving someone their mobility back provides so much in terms of self-confidence, independence and their overall outlook on life,” said Dr. Goodson. “I take pride in getting patients back to doing the things that they love the most.”

Dr. Nicholas Wilson focuses on total hip and knee joint replacement surgery. His research includes work on pain control in total knee arthroplasty.

“I chose Arkansas Surgical Hospital because the physicians are all excellent and have similar goals of providing the best patient care,” Dr. Wilson said. “The facility itself represents this, as every process is designed with the patient in mind.”

“We are proud to have Dr. Abeler, Dr. Goodson, and Dr. Wilson join our medical staff,” said Brian Fowler, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital. “They are welcome additions to the team and share our goal of providing excellent patient-focused care.”

About Arkansas Surgical Hospital:
Arkansas Surgical Hospital is a leader in orthopedic and spine surgery located in North Little Rock. Its experienced surgeons have a disciplined focus on safety and a total commitment to the care and comfort of patients and their families, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes. To learn more about Arkansas Surgical Hospital, visit

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