St. Bernards Neurosurgery is proud to be the only provider of full-service neurosurgical care to patients in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.  The neurosurgeons of St. Bernards Neurosurgery provide state-of-the-art surgical treatment of neurologic disease and conditions affecting the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. Our neurosurgeons practice in Jonesboro, Arkansas.


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Head Injuries
  • Adult Hydrocephalus
  • Tumors of the Brain/Spine

Neurosurgery services 

  • Metastatic and benign brain and spine tumors
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus and other adult-related cerebrospinal fluid shunt disorders
  • Chiari malformation
  • Pituitary and other sellar tumors
  • Facial pain
  • Degenerative cervical and lumbar spine disease
  • Treatment of traumatic cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine fractures
  • Simple peripheral nerve decompression


St. Bernards is proud to be the only medical facility in Northeast Arkansas with the O-Arm Surgical Imaging System. This device allows for Spine, Orthopaedic Trauma, and Neurological Procedures with it's 360 degree imaging capabilities. This innovate system is aiding our doctors in providing Christ-like healing to our patients. Check out the process with Dr. Eric Akin, MD and Dr. Alice Cherqui, MD.

For more information about our surgeons, neurosurgery or to schedule an appointment with St. Bernards Neurosurgery in Jonesboro, Arkansas, please call 870.934.1462.

Spine Center

The Spine Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive treatment approach for patients undergoing treatment or surgery for disorders, trauma or disease of the spine. At the Spine Center, a dedicated team composed of neurosurgeons, radiologists, specially trained nurses and physical and vocational therapists cares for Spine Center patients from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.

The goal of the Spine Center - Arkansas is to help our patients find relief from spine conditions that have disrupted their lives, to improve their quality of life and to help them return to active lifestyles as quickly is possible.

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.


800 S Church St, Ste. 201
Jonesboro, AR 72401


Eric Akin, MD
Alice Cherqui, MD
Crystal Watson, PA-C
Ashley Shelton, APRN