Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD

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Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD
Dr. Andrew D. Kersten is a dual-board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine injuries and arthroscopic and open surgical management of injuries of the body. He has dual board certification in Orthopedic surgery, as well as Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has special interest in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Kersten practices at Southeastern Sports Medicine, in Asheville, NC, and has hospital privileges at Pardee Hospital, in Hendersonville, NC, and Park Ridge Hospital. He also sees patients at satellite offices in Hendersonville and Waynesville. He cares for multiple high school athletic teams in Buncombe, Haywood, and Hendersonville counties. Dr. Kersten completed his residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Beaumont is one of the U.S. News top-ranked hospitals and has one of the highest surgical volumes for orthopaedic procedures in the country. He then completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroplasty in San Diego, CA. During this year of training, he assisted in coverage of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team, San Diego State University football and soccer teams, and trained under leaders in the field, including Dr. Jim Esch, the "father" of shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Kersten has completed extensive research in the areas of shoulder instability, shoulder implant design, throwing injuries in pitchers, and meniscal injuries. He is currently a reviewer for two orthopedic scientific journals, American Journal of Sports Medicine as well as Arthroscopy.

21 Turtle Creek Dr

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

(828) 274-4555

Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD

Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

As an Orthopedic Surgeon, I focus on individualizing treatment plans for athletes of all ages. By communicating clearly with my patients and simplifying complex medical decisions, together we can achieve excellent outcomes. I enjoy taking care of athletes from all backgrounds, and welcome the challenge your injuries present.
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Dr. Kersten's Experience

Dr. Kersten's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tricep Injuries


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Purdue University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • San Diego Arthroscopy & Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kersten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kersten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kersten to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kersten's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Old Fort nc |
wish I could give Dr. Kirsten 10 stars. I was cared for like a family member. He called me at home next day after surgery to check on me. I would recommend this compassionate Dr. if you are facing shoulder surgery. Thank you for your excellent care. Terri vess
Fletcher, NC |
Dr. Kersten did my shoulder. He is a competent, very thorough physician, & very nice. He lets you know what you can expect before- during & after surgery. I had three visits with him before surgery, he always asked if I had any questions for him. He explains everything so you completely understand. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Kersten & Staff for excellent care. Great group of people, great teamwork, & very professional. Your kindness, & attentiveness are very much appreciated.
Hendersonville, NC |
I suffered a nearly complete quadriceps tendon tear above the knee on the golf course. Very painful. After emergency room care, X-rays and an MRI to determine the extent of the injury, I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Kersten. The surgery went as planned and I was supplied with a brace that immobilized my leg but allowed for limited range of motion movement as post operative physical therapy progressed. I am now transitioning off the brace on schedule. I highly recommend Dr Kersten.
Asheville, NC |
Dr. Kersten did a fine job on my knee scope. Although I'm still recovering, I am confident and looking forward to getting back to my active lifestyle. He is a competent and thorough physician who I trust and genuinely like.
in Clyde, NC |
I can never Thank Dr.Andrew Kersten,MD & his Staff enough for their Excellent care! They are a wonderful team! Dr. Kersten is very nice & explains everything in a way you can understand! He lets you know what is going on & what you can expect before- during & after surgery! That put my mind at ease! I had a full knee replacement & I am very satisfied ! He is the only Dr. I want for any of my knee issues! Thanks Dr. Kersten & Thanks to all of your Staff! I appreciate you greatly! I give you a Ten
in Hendersonville, NC |
i was very pleased with Dr. Kersten. I had shoulder surgery done by him. He and his staff were there to guide me every step of the way. They took the time to sit down with me and answer any questions I had about my surgery and what would happen after. They even helped with filing Insurance! This is a great group of people and very professional. Thank you Dr. Kersten!
Had need of a shoulder procedure in order to get back to work. Easy appointment scheduling. Dr Kersten explained my diagnosis and treatment options completely. Very pleased with my surgical outcome and will come back for any other problems.
Appreciate the review and that everything is going well with your surgery. Feel free to contact us at any time if something new arises.
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Hospitals where Dr. Kersten has admitting privileges

Pardee UNC Healthcare
800 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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Park Ridge Health
100 Hospital Dr
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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