Many common surgical procedures can be performed in Jacksboro without the travel time to larger cities.

Surgery of any type can be a scary thought, but when you have a hospital you know and a medical team you trust, the process can seem much more comforting.  At Faith Community Health System (FCHS), a specialized medical and rehabilitation team is available to help develop a plan that makes local healthcare a convenient choice over the hassle of traveling to nearby communities for the same service.

“Like many health-related services, convenience is an important factor to consider when patients choose to have elective surgeries,” says Frank L. Beaman, CEO of FCHS. “That’s what is good about Faith Community Health System. We’re close to home and centrally located for many in the region, making rehabilitation and follow-up appointments easy.”

Beaman explains that for rural residents, distance to healthcare facilities are important based on their condition. He says that the hospital is positioned perfectly in the region, providing convenient access to comprehensive post-surgical services, reducing stress on patients and their loved ones.

Surgical services at FCHS are brought to you by Dr. Shivum Agarwal, Dr. Surinder Aujla, Dr. Alfred Santos, and Dr. Jeremy Johnson. These four doctors are well-trained in their field of expertise.

Our medical team performs many procedures including gallbladder, appendix removals, biopsies, cesarean section (c-section), colonoscopy, gynecologic procedures, hernia repair, select dermatology procedures, and many other general surgical procedures.

Many procedures may be performed with endoscopes or laparoscopes, which enable the surgeon to view inside the body without having to make large incisions.  The benefits of these techniques include shorter hospital stays and recovery times.

Dr. Robert Cooper, Chief Medical Officer at FCHS, says that it is best to follow the recommendations of your physician when general and elective surgery is required.

Dr. Cooper explains that many patients opt to delay having surgeries for various reasons, but doing so could prolong any physical, mental, or emotional harm.

“We are very blessed to have access to such a comprehensive array of surgical services here in Jacksboro,” Dr. Cooper says. “Many rural communities across the state and country for that matter are severely underserved when it comes to healthcare. Fortunately, we have one of the best rural hospitals in the state.”

A state-of-the-art surgical department was top-of-mind when designing the new Faith Community Hospital, which opened in 2015. Beaman says that the facility has come a long way over the years with the addition of new technology and physicians.

For patients requiring rehabilitation services following their procedures, FCHS also has a physical therapy department that is now providing physical, occupational, cardiopulmonary, & speech therapy. 

“Being able to provide the healthcare capabilities our region needs are important for us,” Beaman says. “No matter your stage in life, rest assured that Faith Community Health System can care for you with the right team, the right equipment, and the right location.”

Talk to your doctor about choosing the best facility for your surgical procedure. For more information on Faith Community Health System and local healthcare capabilities, visit or call 940-567-5528.

About Faith Community Health System
Founded in 1958, Faith Community Health System (FCHS) provides healthcare services for residents of Jack County. Anchored by Faith Community Hospital, the local healthcare provider offers a wealth of medical services, including in-patient care, minor surgeries, obstetrics, a Level IV 24-hour trauma center and advanced radiology services (including CT & MRI scanning), an outpatient lab, physical therapy, social services, minor surgical services, patient education, 3 rural health clinics and more. FCHS now serves patients from a new $28 million, 87,000-square-foot replacement hospital facility and $2 million, 10,000-square-foot wellness center. For additional information, please visit