Meet Dr. Siegert

I am a female general surgeon in a solo-physician, small office environment providing general surgical and advanced laparoscopic procedures to adults and adolescents over 12 years old. I feel that the size of the office allows more time for interaction between the patient and physician, which is sometimes lacking from today's health care. This allows for more individualized and personal care.

With a friendly staff, patients' questions and concerns are responded to quickly and professionally. Good communication with other physicians involved in your care also provides better continuity of care. We are respectful of the individual's needs and of family concerns.

Undergoing an invasive procedure such as surgery can often be confusing and associated with anxiety. Listening to patients and educating patients are important parts of reducing this stress. I try to aid patients in understanding their surgical options and what will happen to them before, during and after surgery. The scheduling of your surgery is done as promptly as your medical condition requires.

I am a Board-Certified General Surgeon with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic procedures with a certification in da Vinci (robotic/computer assisted) surgery. I graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed my general surgery residency at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Advanced laparoscopic fellowship training was done under the direction of Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital. I have been in practice since 2001, and I am affiliated with Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

About Dr. Claudine E. Siegert



  • Purdue University
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
  • August 1987-May 1991
  • Bachelor of Science in Genetic and Molecular Biology-May 1991
  • Graduated with honors


  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • August 1991-May 1995
  • Doctor of Medicine-May 1995


  • Loyola University Medical Center Department of Surgery
  • 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 60153
  • July 1, 1995-June 30, 2000
  • Chairman: Dr. Richard Gamelli


  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
  • University Surgical Associates
  • 2 Dudley Street, Suite 470, Providence, Rhode Island 02905
  • July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001
  • Director: Dr. Joseph Amaral


Association of Women Surgeons 
     Member since October 2003

Cancer Institutional Review Board-member at Mission 
     Hospital since September 2002
     Chairman since September 2007

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGE) 
     Member since October 26, 1999

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) 
     Member since December 1998

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons(ACS)
     Inducted October 19, 2003

North Carolina Medical Society 
     Member since August 2001

Buncombe County Medical Society 
     August 2001-September 2002

Western North Carolina Interpreter Network (WIN) Development
     Committee-aiding translation services for healthcare providers 
     and patients 
     Since September 2005

CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry) Committee for Mission Hospital

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.

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