NAVIO Robotics-Assisted Surgery

Robotics-assisted knee surgery now available

AppOrtho is the first and only orthopedics practice in western NC to offer robotics-assisted knee replacement using the NAVIO® surgical system, only at Watauga Medical Center.

Under the Weather?

AppUrgent Care and Baker Center Walk-in Clinic can see you TODAY! No appointment necessary.

Orthopedic Surgery in Boone, NC

Don't leave the mountain for orthopedic surgery

AppOrtho is the only orthopedic provider that performs surgery at both Watauga Medical Center AND Ashe Memorial Hospital

Severe Weather Closings and Information – Tuesday, December 11

 

FOR PATIENTS & VISITORS: Most Outpatient Services will open at 10:00am Tuesday. Surgical and Anesthesia Services will operate on their normal schedule. If you have questions about your appointment or the hours of operation at any of our facilities during inclement weather, please call the facility directly for more information. 

AppUrgent Care Center is OPEN on a regular schedule. Hospitals are open 7 days a week and do not close during inclement weather. 

More about Inclement Weather, Closings, and Cancellations >

FOR EMPLOYEES:  Inclement Weather Plan B is in effect -Most Outpatient Services will open at 10:00am Tuesday. Surgical and Anesthesia Services will operate on their normal schedule.

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Thu 13

Childbirth Class – Group 7

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 20

Childbirth Class – Group 7

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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