You may have had a bad accident, been diagnosed with cancer, have a stomach problem, or an issue with your vascular system - all these conditions may require surgery. You and your family may be frightened and overwhelmed. You need to be assured that caring, experienced surgeons are performing the operation you need using minimally invasive techniques as determined by your doctor, and following up post operatively to address your questions and provide recovery instructions as you heal.
Don't be misled by the term "general." General surgeons are anything but generalists...they are highly trained and practice lifelong learning to stay ahead of the curve with new techniques and technology.
Talk to your primary care provider about the different surgery options available for your condition. If you do find a need for general surgery, ask for a referral to one of the general surgeons on staff at Mission Hospital.
Colin Bird, MD
Meet Colin Bird, MD, a General Surgeon from Regional Surgical Specialists.
Headlines & Happenings
A Tribute to Physicians on National Doctor’s Day
By Krista Gregg At two years old, my daughter has a toy medical kit that includes a stethoscope, blood pressure band and syringe that she proudly brings to me when I’m sick. She ...View More
“Things Didn’t Seem Right” – A Colonoscopy Saved Lu Anne’s Life
Colin Bird, MD, a surgeon at Regional Surgical Specialists, an affiliate of Mission Health, and the only board-certified colorectal surgeon in western North Carolina, has seen this time and again, not just in published ...View More
Putting the “We” in “Weight Loss” – How Bobby of Asheville Discovered Weight Loss Is a Team Effort
“My story is about the opportunities I’ve been given by the professional people on the third floor at 1 Hospital Drive,” said Bobby Somerville of Asheville. If you want to get to the core ...View More
Linked Program Pilot Supports Autistic Children at Asheville Surgery Center
By Lisa A. Clark, MSN, RN, PCCN There is a saying frequently heard about autism: “If you have met a person with autism, that’s all you have done is met one person.” Realizing ...View More
A Pacemaker for the Brain? This Surgery Is Changing Lives for Patients with Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor
By Richard Lytle Jr., MD A surgical procedure known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to treat neurological symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. This procedure is recommend for ...View More
Prostate Cancer Screening – MRI vs. Biopsy
By Mehul Bhakta, MD Asheville Radiology According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Although many prostate cancers won’t impact a person’s ...View More
Health Quiz – What Do You Know about Your Adrenal Glands?
Many people are confused about the biological role of the adrenal glands. What do you know about your adrenal glands? Take our quiz to test your knowledge. Where are your adrenal glands located? A – ...View More
His Decision to Have Bariatric Surgery was Lifesaving – Tips from a Weight-Loss Journey
With their daughter, Charlie Jo, a year and half old, Todd Israel and his wife, Jennifer, decided around the end of 2014 to have another child. Israel attended a free information session at Mission Weight ...View More
Surviving Colorectal Cancer – One Man’s Journey
Fall 2015 was a stressful time for Anthony Moore of Asheville. That’s why he didn’t, at first, think the abdominal pain and diarrhea he was experiencing was anything serious. “I wrote it off ...View More
A Family Affair – Husband & Wife Embark on Weight-Loss Journey Together
In November 2014, David Holder of Flat Rock underwent gastric sleeve surgery. A month later, his wife, Sandy, had the same procedure. Now, nearly 300 pounds later, they are happier and healthier than ever. “We’re ...View More
Mission Hospital Earns Surgical Patient Care Award
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2014. ACS NSQIP has ...View More