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About Dr. James E Kelly III

Dr. James E Kelly III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Smith, AR. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Plastic Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

54 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James E Kelly III is Great. Dr. James E Kelly III has been rated by 54 patients. From those 54 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James E Kelly III is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Western Arkansas Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

3501 We Knight Dr
Fort Smith, AR 72903
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Specialties

Dr. James E Kelly III has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Plastic Surgery

    A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
    Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
    The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.

  • Expertise

    2 Expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Dupuytren's Contracture

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Reviews

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery

I'm extremely impressed with how my day at the hospital went. After serving in the military for 11 years i was really hesitant on having someone cut me open to fix both of my hands. Everyone at Mercy hospital that helped Dr. Kelly was amazing. Dr. Kelly was able to get me in almost 4 hours ahead of schedule which was nice. As far as appointment times go i knew it would be a wait since he's a popular surgeon that several people i know recommended. I have no complaints with he doctor just his office staff thats responsible for the paperwork. I was told i needed a blood draw 1 week before surgery and i show up to find out they didn't have approval from my insurance company. No big deal so i left well i get a phone call the day before my surgery saying that my insurance hasn't approved it yet and they need to cancel my appointment for surgery. Well i call the VA to see what happened and they said they received my paperwork 3 days before surgery asking for approval knowing it takes 14 days which the office had plenty of time to send but didn't. Everyone has bad days and isn't perfect so i hope that was just an isolated incident. Day 1 after surgery i feel great and didn't need to use my pain med. i will be making an appointment for my other hand during my 2 week check up.

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Wait time in office

Great doctor for surgery but the wait time is ridiculous for dr visits. Always had to wait at least two hours or longer for scheduled appt.

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60 minutes
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Excellent hand surgeon

We are amazed at the results of my husband's hand surgery. It was crushed and Dr. Kelly has done such a great job saving his hand.!! His staff has been wonderful too!!!

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BEST SCAR BY THE WORST SURGEON

ZERO STARS. HE DID NOT SPEAK TO ME ONLY TO HIS NURSE LIKE I WAS INVISIBLE. HE SAID THAT THE GROWNG MASS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS RULED OUT PRIOR TO THAT APPOINTMENT BY ULTRA SOUNDS, MRI'S & MAMMOGRAMS. HE DID NOT EXPLAIN THE SURGERY TO ME BEFORE HAND & THE DAY I SHOWED UP FOR SURGERY, I DIDN'T SEE HIM UNTIL I WAS ALREADY WHEELED INTO THE OPERATING ROOM ABOUT TO BE PUT UNDER. THE ONLY THING I REMEMBER BEFORE I WENT UNDER WAS HIM MAKING TWO QUICK MARKS ON ME. AFTER SURGERY, MY FAMILY & I NEVER SAW HIM. I HAD TO HAVE AREA OF SURGERY DRAINED 4 TIMES & HE BLAMED ME. SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN IN A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN, NERVE DAMAGE & CAN NOT EXTEND MY LIMB HARDLY AT ALL. I MAKE APPTS, THEY GET RESCHEDULED OR THEY CALL WANTING TO MOVE IT TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE DAY (THAT DOES NOT BEST ACCOMMODATE ME) & MAKES ME HAVE TO RESCHEDULE. GO IN AND SIT NEXT TO ANY PATIENT OF HIS IN THE WAITING AREA & SEE WHAT THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT... I HAVE HEARD ALL KINDS OF BAD REVIEWS. ONE LADY HAS HAD 4 SURGERIES ON ONE HAND & STILL CAN'T STRAIGHTEN OUT HER FINGER & TO TOP IT OFF AFTER THE FIRST SURGERY SHE'S HAD A HUGE HUMP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOP OF HER HAND. SHE'S VERY UPSET! I BELIEVE THESE REVIEWS ARE COMING FROM HIS STAFF & OR HIS WIFE & FRIENDS TO KEEP HIS #'S UP! SO, YEAH.... NO STARS FROM ME!!!!!!! OK SO I HAVE TO PUT A STAR IN ORDER FOR IT TO POST MY REVIEW... MAKE NOT THIS STAR DOES NOT COUNT.... HE DESERVES NONE!!!!!!

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Five Stars

Very caring doctor.

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15 minutes
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  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Queens University Faculty Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1989

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James E Kelly III accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Qualchoice
    • Qualchoice Statewide Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Western Arkansas Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 3501 We Knight Dr, Fort Smith, AR
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