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New General Surgeon Expands Surgical and Specialty Care in Western North Carolina

AdventHealth Hendersonville Welcomes New General Surgeon as it Expands Surgical and Specialty Care in Western North Carolina

Feb. 27, 2024; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth is excited to announce Valentino Piacentino III, MD, PhD, is now part of its team at AdventHealth Medical Group Surgery Specialists at Hendersonville.* Dr. Piacentino is board-certified in General Surgery and is passionate about providing high-quality, innovative surgical care to patients in Western North Carolina.

Dr. Piacentino specializes in a wide range of surgical procedures, such as laparoscopic small bowel and colon resections, minimally invasive hiatal hernia repairs and reflux procedures, abdominal wall hernia repairs, and many other specialized surgical procedures. Most recently, Dr. Piacentino served as a General and Vascular Surgeon at Mission Community Surgical Specialists and practiced at both the Mission Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC and the Mission Hospital McDowell in Marion, NC.

“Along with exceptional expertise in general surgical procedures, Dr. Piacentino connects with his patients creating a trust that is a vital part of their healing process,” shares Christy Sneller, MBA, Vice-President of Physician Services for AdventHealth Hendersonville. “He is helping AdventHealth fulfill our promise to expand surgical and specialty care choices for families in our community.”

Dr. Piacentino joins the team of trusted experts at AdventHealth Medical Group Surgery Specialists at Hendersonville. This team provides patients with innovative and compassionate surgical care. Whether the procedure is elective or an emergency, outpatient or inpatient, the surgeons at AdventHealth deliver some of the most advanced and minimally invasive surgery techniques.

Dr. Piacentino earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University in Camden, NJ and his Doctorate in molecular cardiology and his medical degree from Temple University of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He went on to complete his residency program at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT and his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Dr. Piacentino will be caring for patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Surgery Specialists at Hendersonville.* To learn more about surgical care at AdventHealth Hendersonville or schedule an appointment visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville