Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 42

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Pisgah Forest, NC and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kersten has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from IN UNIV SCH OF MED in 2007. He is affiliated with Pardee Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD

Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

45 Hendersonville Hwy Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
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(828) 435-8200
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kersten

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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Kersten is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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Dr. Kersten's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Kersten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kersten

4.8

Based on 57 ratings

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Listened carefully and answered questions and concerns. Spent amount of time necessary to support recommendations. Very direct, personable and confident.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Camilla Stacy – Aug 06, 2021
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Dr. Kirsten took the time to explain my options regarding my knee. Plus he wore great socks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 16, 2021
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Very professional and cordial. A good listener.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Peter Wilander – Apr 22, 2021
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First visit and diagnosis...took time to answer all my questions leaving decision up to me without pressure. His assistant Kim very helpful and provided information I requested by email very quickly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl – Apr 15, 2021
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I’m so so happy dr Massey recommended him to me !!! He was so good and made me feel calm for a big shot. I feel so much better. Thank you Dr Kersten !! You are magic!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nikki Metrejean – Apr 05, 2021
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Wonderful experience from making the appointment through being seen. Professionalism at it's finest!! Would highly recommend !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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KW – Mar 28, 2021
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I conferred with Dr. Kersten in regard to my knee, seeking a "second opinion" after being told by another orthopedic surgeon that knee replacement was my only option. Dr. Kersten is to be praised for not telling patients that surgery is their "only choice", and for offering alternative treatments, which I choose to do. While I understand that the only way to achieve a permanent fix on my deteriorated knee, I choose not to have surgery now, when COVID is still rampant and I would be unable to able an advocate in the hospital with me during the stressful time. Kudos to Dr. Kersten, I will definitely be changing from my previous orthopedic surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gail – Feb 12, 2021
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Dr Kersten reviewed several treatment options with me. He was easy to talk to, professional, and relaxed. There was no pressure and he actually recommended the least invasive and least costly remedy. He took the time to listen and answer questions. The office was clean and the COVID precautions were excellent. I was very impressed with the staff and the office, as well as Dr Kersten. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda – Nov 05, 2020
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Dr. Kersten was great. Asked a lot of questions and wasn’t too aggressive in his approach. Gave me several options with great commentary switch the Pros and Cons of each.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 28, 2020
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I have had the unfortunate diagnosis at the age of 53 and then again at age 55 of having to have rotor cuff surgery. I was referred to Dr. Kersten by another well known orthopedic surgeon given the massive extent of my injury (left shoulder) at age 53. I had 3 massive tears and 1 partial tear as well as bicep completely torn. Dr. Kersten expertise as well as his whole support staff were amazing. I chose to use a local Physical Therapy facility closer to where I live but we followed Dr. Kersten's protocol for rehab. After completion of his protocol, my P.T. was amazed at my recovery, range of motion as well as the strength I regained. When I had my second incident on my right shoulder (age 55), I went directly back to Dr. Kersten. I had 3 massive tears and a partial bicep torn. The results were the same as my first surgery... Amazing! Dr. Kersten's staff is awesome. I'm fully active with no limitations at age 56 and I only took 800MG of Ibuprofen ever 8 hrs each time for pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott C. Owens – May 29, 2020
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Fantastic at his craft! Very thorough exam and explanation of the pain in my knees. Gave me great alternatives solutions to surgery.
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Feb 05, 2020
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My husband has had bilateral hearing aids for many years, but recently he was experiencing increased hearing issues. Dr Kersten was able to see my husband quickly and gave him a thorough hearing evaluation. Dr Kersten allowed me to sit next next to him during the testing and thoroughly explained each part of the process to me. He expressed concerns about increased hearing loss in my husband's right ear and immediately referred us to an excellent ENT in the area. He also provides free walk-in hearing tests Monday-Friday 1-2 pm. Dr Kersten is new the Waynesville area and an outstanding health care provider who is very professional, caring, and patiently explains the hearing issues and options to both the patient and the caregiver. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 01, 2020
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Very nice. Very knowledgeable, frank, told me he would meet with me before surgery to give me more specifics on what to expect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 01, 2020
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Very knowledge, detailed explanation of diagnosis and treatment. Great personality!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Devin – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr. Kersten is a remarkable physician - compassionate, intelligent and on the cutting edge of medical breakthroughs. I'm walking better now than I have in many years! So grateful! Thank you!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jana Taylor Eshaghian – Oct 15, 2019
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staff is exceptional, Dr. Kersten explains the situation where it can be understood by patient. I feel Dr. Kersten is very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 03, 2019
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Knowledgeable, courteous, and good communication/education regarding my condition. Would reccomend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 27, 2019
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The staff were very compassionate, and kind. They eased my concerns and were very quick at making my next appointments. Dr. Kersten answered all my questions, gave me all the possible options available.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kitty Dillon – Aug 30, 2019
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Dr. Kersten is very knowledgeable and helped me understand more clearly the options I have moving forward to reduce the pain I am having.
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Mackenzo – Aug 30, 2019
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Went very smoothly. No waiting. Dr Kersten diagnosed my problem and gave easy to understand explanations of how to proceed. Feeling much better today . Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susannah Pratt – Aug 29, 2019
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About Me

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Andrew D. Kersten is a dual-board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine injuries and arthroscopic and...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2013
San Diego Arthroscopy & Sports Med
Fellowship Hospital
2013
University of California-San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
2012
WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
Residency Hospital
2008
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus
Internship Hospital
2007
IN UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School
2007
INDIANA UNIVERSITY / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
2007
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical School
2003
Purdue University
Undergraduate School
2003
Purdue University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD accept any insurance plans?

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What are Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Kersten specializes in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD treat?

Dr. Kersten frequently treats the following conditions: Joint Pain, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, and Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD's office address?

Dr. Kersten's office is located at 45 Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Kersten provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD is affiliated with Pardee Hospital.

Is Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD have?

Dr. Kersten has over 15 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

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Pardee BlueMD - 2775 Hendersonville Rd.

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Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Southeastern Sports Medicine2315 Asheville Hwy Hendersonville, NC 28791
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Pardee Hospital

Hendersonville, NC

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Surgical Care™ (2023)