Dr. Emmett Lucas, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Lucas
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Piedmont Orthopaedic - 35 International Drive

35 International Dr Greenville, SC 29615

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Dr. Emmett Lucas, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Greenville, SC and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lucas has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital and St. Francis Downtown. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lucas to book an appointment.

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Dr. Lucas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lucas

3.3

Based on 15 ratings

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Upon my first visit with Dr. Lucas, I felt hopeful. Previously, I had visited a neurosurgeon and had delayed having spinal fusion surgery. For 18 years I had tolerated severe back pain. Dr. Lucas preformed my surgery and the next day I was walking like I had 20 years ago! My friends and family were amazed by the results as well!
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  • Listened & answered questions
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No results
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Dec 02, 2020
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I was a patient of Dr. Lucas for lumbar laminectomy surgery May 2019. Surgery was helpful but now I have a new problem found with an ER visit for excruciating pain and an MRI. I have issues that need a surgeon with L4 and L5. My pain doctors have referred me back to Dr Lucas with another problem which he needs to review. His office nurse refused to allow me an appointment with him with a referral and says he has nothing to offer me. I think I deserve an explanation as to why I cannot see him. 4 doctors have said I need to go back to Dr. Lucas. I can't even get to him for him to see my tests and MRI.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Gail J Crain – Feb 21, 2020
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After Dr. Lucas recently performed a microdiscectomy on me, I feel like I have my life back. I am 100% better. While some of my appointments with him felt a bit rushed, in the one that mattered most prior to the surgery, he took quite a bit of time to walk me through my MRI; the procedure; the risks; and what to expect afterwards. Where I rate him highest is on the outcome of the surgery, which I could not be more thankful for having done (and so successfully).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Herniated lumbar disc patient in Piedmont, SC – Aug 29, 2018
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Waited an hour and a half before we even saw the doctor. They weren’t at all apologetic. Ridiculous.
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Greenville, SC – Dec 07, 2017
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I had an appointment with this doctor 3 years ago and he would not take my case. He referred me to another doctor who turned out to be awful. I recently scheduled an appointment with Dr. Lucas and was cancelled 2 hours before scheduled. saying he would not see me unless the spinal cord stimulator implant the other doctor had insisted I have installed be removed first, involving a complicated and dangerous, and expensive surgery. Now I have to start looking for another doctor. Humiliating!
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Jon Wheeler in Simpsonville, SC – Jul 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Emmett Lucas, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Greenville, SC and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lucas has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Louisville School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1989
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Lucas has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Emmett Lucas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lucas frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Lucas specializes.

Where is Dr. Emmett Lucas, MD's office located?

Dr. Lucas' office is located at 35 International Dr, Greenville, SC 29615. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lucas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lucas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lucas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (864) 234-7654.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Lucas is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pathological Spine Fracture
Low Back Pain
Spondylolisthesis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Dr. Lucas' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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Dr. Lucas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Piedmont Orthopaedic - 35 International Drive

Piedmont Orthopaedic - 35 International Drive35 International Dr Greenville, SC 29615
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lucas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital

Greer, SC

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

St. Francis Downtown

Greenville, SC

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

40 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

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