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.
- Cancer Surgery
- Varicose Veins
- And more
- Arthroscopy of Large & Small Joints
- Joint Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
- Advanced Knee, Ankle, Shoulder & Hip Technology
- Ear, Nose, Throat
- Gynecologic surgery
- Plastic Surgery
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.read more
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…read more
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.read more
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