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AMMC Announces Additional General Surgeon


Shay Nanke July 25, 2011

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Branch to the surgical team at the hospital. Dr. Branch is a graduate of Arizona State University as well as Boston University where he received his medical degree and a Ph.D. in Microbiology concurrently. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and completed his surgical training at the University of South Florida and affiliated hospitals. Branch is also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support by the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Branch’s specialties include advanced laparoscopic procedures for cancer and diverticular disease; to treat reflux symptoms and the surgical management of thyroid disorders and cancers. He is also well versed in the single port laparoscopic technique involving only one small incision to perform a wide range of surgeries.

Dr. Branch, who is originally from Kennett, MO, has extensive family in Paragould. When asked about coming to Arkansas Methodist, Branch says, "I am honored to return to and serve the community that nurtured me."

Dr. Branch’s office is located at 1 Medical Drive, Suite 602 in Paragould. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an
appointment, call (870) 239-8307.

Dr. Branch and his wife, Cathleen, have four children and live in Paragould.



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