When faced with surgery, the last thing anyone wants to do is travel far from home. That’s why Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is committed to providing advanced surgical services for patients in the High Country. We favor Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), focusing on small incisions, faster recovery, and quicker return to life’s daily activities.

Watauga Medical Center performs approximately 5,500 procedures annually. Its recently renovated operating room is well-equipped to provide an array of cutting edge surgical procedures ranging from orthopaedics to thoracic at a location close to home.

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General Surgery

  • Abdominal
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Hernia
  • Thoracic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular
  • And more

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Arthroscopy of Large & Small Joints
  • Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Advanced Knee, Ankle, Shoulder & Hip Technology

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Other Surgery

  • Ear, Nose, Throat
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral/Dental
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urological

Watauga Medical Center

336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 262-4100

Cannon Memorial Hospital

434 Hospital Drive
Linville, NC 28646
Phone: (828) 737-7000
Fax: (828) 737-7401

Surgery Providers

Watauga Surgical Group

965 State Farm Road
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 264-2340
Fax: (828) 262-0731


870 State Farm Road, Suite 100
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 386-2663
Fax: (828) 386-2664

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Boone Urology

935 State Farm Road
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 264-5150
Fax: (828) 265-3611

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The Cardiology Center

175 Mary Street
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-9664
Fax: (828) 264-8144

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More information

Varicose Veins: Complications and Solutions

Approximately 30 million people suffer from varicose veins.  This medical condition not only leads to unsightly and large veins on the legs but more importantly can cause swelling, pain, leg heaviness, discoloration of the skin, bleeding and in some cases venous stasis ulcers. 

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Be a good visitor during flu season

The 2017-18 flu season began October 1 and runs through May, and according to The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina has already seen its first two deaths as a result of flu. As a visitor to our facilities, you play an important part in preserving the health and safety…

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Our orthopaedic surgery services

At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), we offer an extensive variety of treatment approaches including surgical and non-surgical treatments to your orthopedic injuries and conditions.

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