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Compassionate Surgical Care

You Can Trust

If surgery becomes a part of your wellness journey, count on us to provide the specialized surgical care you deserve. At AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, our goal is simple: provide you with compassionate, expert care during every phase of your treatment. Whether your procedure is elective or emergent, outpatient or inpatient, our surgeons deliver some of the most-advanced and minimally invasive surgery techniques with kindness, uncommon warmth, and compassion. Let us help you stride confidently into your healthy future.

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Highly Skilled Surgeons

Guiding You to Greater Wellness

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Leading-Edge Surgical Options

Even when surgery is the right call for your wellness, it’s normal to feel uneasy. But we're here to help boost your confidence. In the AdventHealth network, we offer a team of skilled surgeons dedicated to your total well-being. At AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, and our three satellite surgical centers, you can count on us to guide you through your procedure with care and compassion, helping you reclaim your vibrant life as quickly and safely as possible. Sometimes, this means using the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques. Other times, a more conventional approach is best. Whichever path is right for you, our board-certified surgeons deliver expert care using the most advanced technologies available. These include incision-free endoscopic surgeries as well as laparoscopic surgeries, which use only small incisions for minimal scarring.

A Wide Range of Specialists Working Collaboratively for You

When it comes to your surgical care, you deserve to feel comfortable and confident at every step. That means finding a team of highly trained specialists committed to caring for every aspect of your well-being. In the AdventHealth network, this is exactly what we provide. We’ve assembled a team of experts with one goal: help heal your body, ease your mind, and boost your spirit. Our specialists work together across disciplines to maximize every aspect of your care — from pre-diagnosis to surgery to rehabilitation. Our compassionate team is skilled in these surgical specialties, and more:

  • Breast
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • General
  • Obstetrics and Gynecological
  • Ophthalmological
  • Oral
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric
  • Plastic
  • Podiatry
  • Urological
  • Vascular

Working together, we want to provide you with expert care and support across a wide variety of surgical specialties. At every step, we'll be there to guide you through your surgery and provide the deep understanding and unrelenting compassion you deserve. That's all part of our commitment to your total well-being.

What to Expect Before and After Surgery

You can feel more confident when you know what to expect. We'll be here to guide you throughout the surgery process, but you may want to take some time to familiarize yourself with what to expect and what to do before and after your surgery.

Before Your Surgery

Before your surgical procedure, your surgeon's office will set up a time for you to visit outpatient surgery, where you will receive preoperative lab tests, talk with a preoperative nurse, and register for your surgery. To make your visit as smooth as possible, please bring your insurance card and a list of all your current medications.

The Day of Your Surgery

Your doctor will give you instructions about what to eat and drink before your surgery. On the day of your surgical procedure, please leave all your valuables at home or with a loved one, and do not wear any jewelry, makeup, or nail polish. You can enter through the main entrance and check in at the information desk in the front lobby.

After Your Surgery

After your surgical procedure, you may be admitted to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), where you will recover from the effects of anesthesia. The usual length of stay in PACU is about an hour. After you have recovered, your care team will transfer you back to outpatient surgery or to your room until you're ready for a friend or family member to drive you home.

You may be feeling anxious before your surgery, and that's perfectly normal. Just know that our specialists will be right by your side from one end of the process to the other, and that we'll do whatever we can to ease your stress and make you comfortable.

Pierre DeMatos, MD, FACS, Surgeon at AdventHealth Hendersonville
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Pierre DeMatos, MD, FACS

AdventHealth Medical Group Surgery Specialists at Hendersonville*
80 Doctors Drive, Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Call828-654-0073

Dr. DeMatos is part of the AdventHealth Surgery Specialist’s team. He has been caring for people across Western North Carolina since 2001. He is board-certified in General Surgery and has extensive training in a variety of general surgery techniques and care. Dr. DeMatos earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. DeMatos is married and has three sons. He and his family like to travel and enjoy spending time in the outdoors. He also enjoys cheering on his sons, who play a variety of sports.

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville

David Kulick, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at AdventHealth Hendersonville
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David Kulick, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP

AdventHealth Medical Group Surgery Specialists at Hendersonville*
80 Doctors Drive, Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Call828-654-0073

Dr. Kulick is part of the AdventHealth Surgery Specialist’s team. He has been practicing Thoracic, Vascular, and General Surgery for more than a decade. Dr. Kulick is board-certified in Thoracic and General Surgery. He brings a diverse experience base to AdventHealth Surgery Specialists that includes inpatient and outpatient clinical care, clinical research and educational leadership. Dr. Kulick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and went on to obtain his Doctor of Medicine in 1993 from New York Medical College. In addition to this, Kulick completed a PhD in surgery from the University of Minnesota in 2001. Dr. Kulick is married and has three wonderful sons. When he is not caring for patients, he tries to spend as much time with his family as possible. He and his wife love to incorporate laughter into their lives. He and his family love to hike and explore the beautiful mountains and waterfalls of Western North Carolina.

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville

David Onofrey, MD, FACS, General Surgery and Breast Surgery at AdventHealth Hendersonville
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David Onofrey, MD, FACS

AdventHealth Medical Group Surgery Specialists at Hendersonville*
80 Doctors Drive, Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Call828-654-0073

Dr. Onofrey is part of the AdventHealth Surgery Specialist’s team. He has been caring for people across Western North Carolina since 2006. He is board-certified in General Surgery and has extensive training in a variety of specialized care approaches including endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical training. His surgical skills also include hernia, gastric, breast and colon care. Dr. Onofrey earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his General Surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center where he remained for an additional year to serve as Chief Resident of General Surgery. In his spare time, Dr. Onofrey enjoys spending time with his wife and children. A few of his favorite activities included hiking, biking and practicing photography.

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville

Amanda Justus, PA-C, General Surgery at AdventHealth Hendersonville
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Amanda Justus, PA-C

AdventHealth Medical Group Surgery Specialists at Hendersonville*
80 Doctors Drive, Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Call828-654-0073

Amanda is part of the AdventHealth Surgery Specialist’s team. She is NCCPA Board Certified and has an extensive background in medical records, development and implementation of treatment plans, as well as, diagnostic studies. She has a passion for medicine and especially for patient-oriented care. Justus earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee and went on to obtain her Master in Physician Assistant Studies from Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. In her spare time, Justus enjoys spending time with her family and friends, relaxing at the lake, traveling and a good movie on a rainy day.

 

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville

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