Dr. Edmisten is a native of Boone, North Carolina who returned with his family in 1999 after completing a Fellowship in General Thoracic Surgery at St. Georges Hospital in London, England. The majority of his General Surgery training was performed in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as spending nine months at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
In addition to his expertise in the field of general surgery, Dr. Edmisten has interest and specialty training in surgical disorders of the lung and esophagus. This includes minimally invasive procedures (thoracoscopy and laparoscopic fundoplication) for lung disease as well as for gastroesophageal reflux. His other interests include breast surgery, thyroid surgery, and minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures for many conditions within the abdomen, including colon surgery.
Dr. Edmisten has also been involved in third world medical missions with trips to Kenya and Zambia through World Medical Missions. He is an active member of Alliance Bible Fellowship, where he attends with his wife Laura and their five children.