Patient Information 2017-07-18T16:50:30+00:00

Patient Information

Please review and complete our patient forms prior to your appointment.

Patient Forms

We are committed to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible. Below are some forms that you may print, fill out, and bring with you to your appointment. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Patients with service animals should make the office aware when scheduling their appointment.

Patient Forms

We are committed to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible. Below are some forms that you may print, fill out, and bring with you to your appointment. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Patient Portal

As an affiliate of Mission Health, we can offer you secure, online access to certain information in your medical records. This is a free service offered to our patients.

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Weight Management

We offer state-of-art bariatric surgeries, including laparoscopic, roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures.  We understand how difficult weight management can be but also realize how big of an impact it can make in your quality of life. To learn more, click the links below.

Weight Management

We offer state-of-art bariatric surgeries, including laparoscopic, roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures.  We understand how difficult weight management can be but also realize how big of an impact it can make in your quality of life. To learn more, click the links below.

Cancer Center

RSS has partnered with Mission Cancer Center to offer a comprehensive approach to care for our surgical oncology patients. Drs. Paul Ahearne and Jennifer McAlister opened the clinic in fall of 2015 and we will be expanding to include a colorectal and skin cancer clinic later in 2017.

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Patient Information

We strive to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible, part of that is knowing what to expect. While every situation is unique, there are some general questions you can find the answer to right here. If you have additional questions, please call us at 828-252-3366.

At Regional Surgical Specialists, we perform an extensive number of general surgery procedures, including:

  • Abdominal

  • Bariatric

  • Breast

  • Colorectal

  • Endocrine

  • Hernia

  • Oncology

In an effort to decrease waiting time, patients should arrive 30 minutes early to complete registration. If further information is needed, please call 828-252-3366.

All visits are payable at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards and debit cards. Please be aware of your insurance coverage including all co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket responsibilities.  Contact our billing office should you have any financial questions or concerns.

Prescriptions are refilled Monday through Friday between 8:30AM and 4:00PM. If a patient calls in after 4:00PM, the prescription will not be filled until the next business day. When calling our office for a refill, patients must leave the following information in the nurse’s voice mail: Name, date of birth, physician’s name and pharmacy where the prescription is to be called in.

Our office makes every effort to be open on Snow Days; however, we request that patients call the office at 828-252-3366 and check with the answering service to see if we are open before coming in for an appointment. For the convenience of our patients, we will also post openings and closings on News Station 13 WLOS.

Please let us know if an interpreter needs to be scheduled.

At Regional Surgical Specialists, we perform an extensive number of general surgery procedures, including:

  • Abdominal

  • Bariatric

  • Breast

  • Colorectal

  • Endocrine

  • Hernia

  • Oncology

In an effort to decrease waiting time, patients should arrive 30 minutes early to complete registration. If further information is needed, please call 828-252-3366.

All visits are payable at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards and debit cards. Please be aware of your insurance coverage including all co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket responsibilities.  Contact our billing office should you have any financial questions or concerns.

Prescriptions are refilled Monday through Friday between 8:30AM and 4:00PM. If a patient calls in after 4:00PM, the prescription will not be filled until the next business day. When calling our office for a refill, patients must leave the following information in the nurse’s voice mail: Name, date of birth, physician’s name and pharmacy where the prescription is to be called in.

Our office makes every effort to be open on Snow Days; however, we request that patients call the office at 828-252-3366 and check with the answering service to see if we are open before coming in for an appointment. For the convenience of our patients, we will also post openings and closings on News Station 13 WLOS.

Please let us know if an interpreter needs to be scheduled.

Make An Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please have your physician send a referral to our office at fax number 828-258-0891.