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Dr. Bryan Emmerson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Emmerson

Sansum Orthopedic Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA

4151 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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Dr. Bryan Emmerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Kind, informative and professional. Staff was excellent.
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My mother had a total knee replacement surgery on July 12th 2017, she was sent home with a paper RX, to only last her 6 days. After several attempts for a refil, she has now been out of pain management medication for 3 days after only being post op 1 week. TERRIBLE AFTER CARE & PAIN MANAGEMENT!!!!!!!
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I had Dr. Emerson perform a total hip replacement on my right hip in June 2012. Dr. Emerson performed flawlessly and as of today I have had no pain whatsoever. Thank you Dr. Emerson for giving me my life back to enjoy. Fred Guidotti Lockwood Ca
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Had my right hip replaced 10 weeks ago. Age 70. Excellent surgeon! All went so well. He pays great attention to details. I had some special needs because of a previous spinal cord injury. He did not forget a thing. He explains everything and nicely checks on you. He does a lot of hip and knee work and sees a lot of patients but always remembers you on a personal level. His surgery scheduler is a really thoughtful, caring, and detailed person. Sansum Clinic is top notch. Great hospital.
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I am 71 years old and Dr. Emmerson replaced my right knee in May of this year. After 6 weeks of physical therapy I could walk and undertake other activities easily. Now three months since the surgery, I feel better than I did before the surgery and continue to improve. I look forward to a life with no significant constraints on what I am able to do, including long distance walking, skiing and fly fishing in California's rivers. I could not be more pleased with the outcome Dr. Emmerson enabled.
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Excellent surgery skills and I made a rapid recovery after hip replacement surgery. Dr. Emmerson was very attentive in his hospital follow up each day and in setting follow up appointments.
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Biography

Dr. Emmerson is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement.  He is a California native and received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  He ea...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2004

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Dr. Emmerson accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Emmerson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emmerson treats Osteoarthritis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Emmerson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Bone Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emmerson treats Bone Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Emmerson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emmerson treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Emmerson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Emmerson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)