Dr. Daraspreet Kainth recently joined Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery in Fort Smith.
Dr. Kainth is a board-certified neurosurgeon who began practicing at Mercy Fort Smith on March 15. Previously, Dr. Kainth practiced in Ohio and completed neurosurgical training at the University of Minnesota, where he held fellowships in endovascular surgical neuroradiology and integrated neurosurgery/orthopedic spine surgery. He earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, where he graduated with honors. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is board-certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
A California native, Dr. Kainth’s interest in the field of medicine was sparked as a teen when he was a volunteer at St. Jude Medical Center. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kainth learned about the field of neurosurgery while researching Moyamoya disease, a rare vascular disorder.
“I was fascinated by the surgeries that were being performed to help patients, and this inspired me to pursue a career in neurosurgery,” Dr. Kainth said. “My goal is to do the best I can to deliver great care and service to our community.”
Dr. Kainth said he was eager to be part of Mercy’s growing neuroscience program.
“To provide the services that we’re planning to provide, such as the expanding the stroke program and spine services, I just wanted to be a part of that growth,” he said. “I like doing all different types of neurosurgical procedures. I enjoy doing the trauma procedures, spine procedures, endovascular procedures to treat stroke and aneurysms, and also peripheral nerve surgery like carpal tunnel surgery and ulnar nerve decompression. I enjoy the broad spectrum of neurosurgery.”
Dr. Kainth also expressed an eagerness to provide care in the River Valley, saying, “I’m most excited about being a part of the community and serving the Fort Smith community to try to help make a difference.”
“Whenever I meet a patient, I try to create a comfortable environment and I try to make time for the patient and their family to answer all their questions, and then we try to come up with a plan together,” he said. “I hope that when I interact with a patient that they have a very good experience, that when they look back at their time at either the clinic or the hospital, they look back and say that it was enjoyable, that everything went smoothly, that there was good communication, that when they look at their overall experience, even though we might be dealing with a critical kind of issue or a life-threatening issue, that they felt that they were well taken care of and that they were happy with the care that they received at Mercy and with me.”
Dr. Kainth is married to Dr. Jaspreet Dhaliwal, a hospitalist who will be joining Mercy Fort Smith this summer. They have a 3-year-old son.
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery is at 7001 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Phone: (479) 274-2370.