Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 40

Dr. Kersten
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

21 Turtle Creek Dr Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 979-8425

Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kersten has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities Pardee Hospital and AdventHealth Hendersonville. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kersten to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kersten

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kersten treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kersten treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 979-8425.

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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Dr. Kersten
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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
  • ACL Surgery
  • 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) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Sprain
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • 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 Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Kersten accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kersten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kersten

4.9

Based on 55 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (49)
  • Staff friendliness (48)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (47)
What could be improved
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Listened carefully and answered questions and concerns. Spent amount of time necessary to support recommendations. Very direct, personable and confident.
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Camilla Stacy – Aug 05, 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
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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
2 people found this helpful
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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
4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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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

Biography

Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kersten has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2013
University of California-San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
2012
William Beaumont Hospital
Residency Hospital
2008
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus
Internship Hospital
2007
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2003
Purdue University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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

Dr. Kersten frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Kersten specializes.

Where is Dr. Andrew Kersten, MD's office located?

Dr. Kersten's office is located at 21 Turtle Creek Dr, Asheville, NC 28803. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics- Asheville21 Turtle Creek Dr Asheville, NC 28803
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Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics- Arden2775 Hendersonville Rd Arden, NC 28704
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics- Brevard45 Hendersonville Hwy Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
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Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics- Waynesville35 Valley View Ter Waynesville, NC 28786
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kersten is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Pardee Hospital

Hendersonville, NC

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

AdventHealth Hendersonville

Hendersonville, NC

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)