A native of North Carolina, Dr. Caton attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Undergraduate and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. After he received his general surgical training at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Caton acquired additional training in the subspecialty of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Caton discusses both medical management and surgical interventions with patients with bowel dysfunction. When appropriate, he utilizes minimally invasive surgical approaches to reduce pain and get folks back to their daily lives faster. Family experiences with colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease helped focus Dr. Caton’s practice and drive the compassionate care that he strives to provide for all his patients.



  • University of North Carolina
    Biology and Peace, War, and Defense
    Chapel Hill, NC, 2004
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Medical Degree
    Columbia, SC, 2009


  • The Ochsner Clinic
    General Surgery
    New Orleans, LA, 2014


  • Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
    Colorectal Fellowship
    Dallas, TX, 2015

Clinical Expertise

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


  • > Open, laparoscopic, and robotic colon and rectal surgery, including sphincter-preserving procedures for benign disease, cancers, and recurrent cancers
    > Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, presacral tumors, benign anorectal disease, and anal cancer
    > Ileal-pouch procedures
    > Fecal incontinence surgery
    > Treatment of hereditary colon cancer syndromes, Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

Awards and Honors

  • Arthur L. Humphries Merit Scholarship 2006-2007

Professional Associations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Contact Information

Claudine E. Siegert, M.D. 

Gentry S. Caton, M.D.

Blue Mountain Surgery
A Division of Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina.

1 Hospital Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828-251-2523

Business Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

We Now Accept All Major Credit Cards:

We Now Accept All Major Credit Cards

Payment Plans Available