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Meet Dr. Kersten

Double board-certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine, Andrew Kersten, MD, provides individualized care to athletes of all ages. He specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and elbow, but cares for the full spectrum of orthopedic issues at his private practice in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dr. Kersten enjoys working with his patients to formulate the best treatment plan to achieve their unique goals. He performs the most advanced procedures available, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and computer-assisted shoulder and knee replacements. He also provides a full range of nonsurgical options, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.

After completing his undergraduate education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Dr. Kersten earned his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.

Dr. Kersten then finished a one-year fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, where he trained under leaders in the field, including Dr. Jim Esch, the “father of shoulder arthroscopy.” During his fellowship training, Dr. Kersten worked with the San Diego Padres baseball team and San Diego State University football and soccer teams.  

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Kersten teaches courses and gives lectures on topics like shoulder arthroscopy and ACL surgery. He’s a reviewer for orthopedic scientific journals, including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and is affiliated with Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Asheville.

Dr. Kersten lives in the Asheville area with his wife, Casey, and their three children and two dogs. The Kersten family appreciates the friendly community, outdoor recreation opportunities, and abundance of great food in Asheville.

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. 

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Andrew Kersten, MD

Double board-certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine, Andrew Kersten, MD, provides individualized care to athletes of all ages. He specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and elbow, but cares for the full spectrum of orthopedic issues at his private practice in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dr. Kersten enjoys working with his patients to formulate the best treatment plan to achieve their unique goals. He performs the most advanced procedures available, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and computer-assisted shoulder and knee replacements. He also provides a full range of nonsurgical options, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.

After completing his undergraduate education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Dr. Kersten earned his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.

Dr. Kersten then finished a one-year fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, where he trained under leaders in the field, including Dr. Jim Esch, the “father of shoulder arthroscopy.” During his fellowship training, Dr. Kersten worked with the San Diego Padres baseball team and San Diego State University football and soccer teams.  

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Kersten teaches courses and gives lectures on topics like shoulder arthroscopy and ACL surgery. He’s a reviewer for orthopedic scientific journals, including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and is affiliated with Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Asheville.

Dr. Kersten lives in the Asheville area with his wife, Casey, and their three children and two dogs. The Kersten family appreciates the friendly community, outdoor recreation opportunities, and abundance of great food in Asheville.

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. 


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  • Patient Specific Instrumentation

    Advanced imaging allows creation of 3D models of the shoulder and patient-specific guides to be used a the time of surgery. This improves surgical precision, decreases surgical time, and improves overall decision making

  • Patient Specific Instrumentation

    Advanced imaging allows creation of 3D models of the shoulder and patient-specific guides to be used a the time of surgery. This improves surgical precision, decreases surgical time, and improves overall decision making

  • Total Shoulder Replacement

    Anatomic total shoulder replacement (TSA) places a metal implant in the humerus and a plastic piece into the glenoid to eliminate arthritis pain and restore motion and quality of life.

  • 3D Patient Specific Models

    With the VIP system, 3D models can be made to use at the time of surgery to assist in performing the most anatomic reconstruction possible

  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

    In some cases, a Reverse total shoulder replacement is the most appropriate implant for shoulder problems.  Dr. Kersten will select the most applicable procedure to correct your specific problems.

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Accepted Insurances

The following insurances are accepted at Andrew Kersten, MD.

Aetna
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCard PPO
Cigna
CoreSource
First Carolina Care
Great West Health Care
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage
Multiplan
Tricare
United Healthcare