Dr. Bryan Emmerson, MD

Dr. Bryan Emmerson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male
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Dr. Bryan Emmerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Emmerson is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

4151 Foothill Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Contact Information

(805) 681-7584

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

Dr. Emmerson does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • 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
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis

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Procedures

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Emmerson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Emmerson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Emmerson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Emmerson to family and friends
4.7
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Emmerson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
CA |
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!!!!!!!
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
in San Simeon, CA |
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.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
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.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Emmerson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Emmerson has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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