The GenesisCare difference:

Experienced physicians

Experienced physicians specializing in the latest cancer treatments


Commitment to collaborating with you in the care of your patients


Immediate appointments and individualized treatment plans for patients

Symptom management

Skilled symptom management team for care both during and after treatment

Treatments and services we offer in Asheville

Our team of surgial specialists in Asheville include the only 3 fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, the only fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon and the only femal fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon in all of Western North Carolina.

Additionally, our surgeons are all robotic trained and able to offer the latest techniques in surgical care. 


  • Colonoscopy
  • General surgery 
  • Robotic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery 
  • Breast surgery

Conditions we treat

  • Anal/rectum cancer​
  • Colorectal cancer​
  • Breast cancer​
  • Esophageal cancer​
  • Gastrointestinal cancer​
  • Malignant melanoma​
  • Pancreatic cancer​
  • Thyroid cancer​
  • Skin cancer​
  • Sarcoma ​
  • Liver Cancer​
  • Head and Neck Cancer ​
  • Hyperthyroidism​
  • Hyperparathyroidism​
  • Adrenal nodules​
  • Thyroid nodules​
  • Diverticulitis​
  • Hemorrhoids

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 Every interaction with everyone was so positive. I really like the way everything is done here!

 As a new surgical patient, Dr. Ahearne was very thorough helping me understand the surgical process ahead. He was compassionate as well as informative. I feel confident completely with his care. The office part was very professional.

 Dr. Bird is awesome. Very thankful I have him and his team when the need arises.

 The staff made me feel very comfortable and respected my privacy. Dr. Bird took time to listen to my concerns and answer all my questions and concerns. Excellent staff from receptionist to nurse to doctor!

 Dr. Swords is knowledgeable, caring, and capable. His examination seemed thorough, and he followed up by reviewing my past medical record, assessing the problem, and calling me the next day to advise me. While in his office, he noticed an unrelated problem and took a biopsy. I am extremely impressed with his professional care

 Dr. Mazotas was my surgeon who removed my thyroid 2 years ago. When I was told I needed to have my gallbladder removed, I knew she was my surgeon of choice. She and staff are professional, responsive, and attentive…the best!!!

Meet our physicians

Paul M. Ahearne


Surgical Oncologist

Asheville (General Surgery)

Colin P. Bird


Colorectal Surgeon

Asheville (General Surgery)

Benjamin Deschner


Surgical Oncologist

Asheville (General Surgery)

Ioanna Mazotas


Endocrine Surgeon

Asheville (General Surgery)

Colette Salm-Schmid


Breast surgeon

Asheville (General Surgery)

Douglas Swords


Surgical Oncologist

Asheville (General Surgery)

Melissa Zoumberos


Colorectal Surgeon

Asheville (General Surgery)

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GenesisCare Surgical Specialists​

20 Medical Park Dr, Asheville, NC 28803