Dr. Eric Emerson, MD

Dr. Eric Emerson, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Eric Emerson, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Gastonia, NC. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

649 N New Hope Rd

Gastonia, NC 28054

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Wound Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Skin Grafts
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Emerson "I believe that good communication is one of the keys to great patient outcomes and satisfaction. I realize that each patient is different and has different needs and expectations. Before proceeding with any procedure, I strive to educate each patient and answer all questions. I hope to exceed expectations, but try not to promise something that cannot be delivered. Honesty and integrity are keys to my practice philosophy. Secondary Specialties: Hand and Reconstructive Surgery"


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Absent Breasts and Nipples
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Age Spots
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atypical Mole
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Finger
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Cold Sore
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • External Ear Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Facial Lesions
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Warts
  • Gigantomastia
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lentigo Maligna
  • Lentigo Maligna Melanoma
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lipomas
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Mondor's Disease
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nevus Sebaceous of Jadassohn
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Psoriasis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rhinophyma
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendonitis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Transgender Disorders
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulcer
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles


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  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implant Surgery
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Hair Removal
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Mini Fift
  • Mole Removal
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Nail Avulsion
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • University Of California, Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of South Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of South Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of California, Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Plastic Surgeon, Gaston County, 2008
Media & Publications
  • Emerson ET, Cruse CW. Management of Hand Burns, 1994
  • Jones NF, Emerson ET. Tendon Transfers, 2000
  • Kuhns CA, Emerson ET, Meals RA. Hematoma distraction arthroplasty for thumb basal joint osteoarthritis: a prospective, single-surgeon study including outcomes measure., 2003
  • Ko F; Diaz M; Smith P; Emerson E; Kim YJ; Krizek TJ; Robson MC. Toxic effects of capsaicin on keratinocytes and fibroblasts., 1998
  • Emerson ET, Krizek TJ, Greenwald DP. Anatomy, Physiology, and Functional Restoration of the Thumb., 1996
  • Emerson ER, Cruse CW. Management of the Burn Patient., 1996
  • Jones NF, Emerson ET. Interposition Vein Graft Configurations for Microsurgical Revascularization of the Ischemic Hand., 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Emerson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Emerson to family and friends
based on 119 total reviews (39 with comments)
Dr. Emerson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (39)
in Gastonia, NC |
Great staff.
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr. Emerson and his staff are great. I never experience a problem at my visit. I am grateful to have him as my doctor.
in Gastonia, NC |
I would give Dr. Emerson a higher score if I could. Love him.
in Gastonia, NC |
Very happy with Dr. Emerson, done a really great job
in Gastonia, NC |
Could not have been a better experience. Wonderful doctor and staff.
in Gastonia, NC |
Two visits great experience both times sure I will be back.
in Gastonia, NC |
Excellent ! Service.
in Gastonia, NC |
He has always been a great doctor. I have seen him for many years. I love the office and all the staff.
in Gastonia, NC |
He was personable as well as professional.
in Gastonia, NC |
Brilliant staff, amazing doctors.
in Gastonia, NC |
Suture removal was a breeze.
in Gastonia, NC |
He is very nice. The staff was very pleasant. The visit was very quick and efficient.
in Gastonia, NC |
Very impressed with his work. The staff is so nice every time I come in the office.
in Gastonia, NC |
He answers all my questions and is very courteous .
in Gastonia, NC |
Quick visit. Good service .
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr. Emerson was very polite and answered all my questions and I ask a lot of questions.
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr. Emerson is very thorough. I love the staff and everyone is always nice. Front desk is very professional.
in Gastonia, NC |
The doctors are very nice. All the nurses are very sweet. I think they always do a great job.
in Gastonia, NC |
Very happy with my service here. Very nice place.
in Gastonia, NC |
I am very happy with my doctor. He takes good care of me.
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr. Emerson is always professional. Staff is nice. The visit was very thorough.
in Gastonia, NC |
Very personable and explains options in a clear manner.
in Gastonia, NC |
Very professional, made me feel at ease.
in Gastonia, NC |
Very professional and nice.
in Atlanta, GA |
Wonderful experience with Dr. Emerson and his wonderful staff.
in Atlanta, GA |
Very interested in the patient and anything that concerns me. Explains thing well.
in Fairfax, SC |
Very professional and conservative, not a salesman.
in Gastonia, NC |
Very comfortable to talk to, I felt very relaxed.
in Gastonia, NC |
Personable and efficient.
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr.Emerson is a very kind and awesome dr.
in Gastonia, NC |
I love dr Emerson!!! His staff are great professionals.
in Gastonia, NC |
I had melanoma on my right face cheek. Dr Emerson removed it making a large incision. Now it is undetectable. Thanks Doc... You are great!
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr. Emerson and his entire staff are extremely professional and sincere. He does an awesome job at setting expectations, providing services with a positive attitude and spending the right amount of time with his patients so that you never feel rushed. Would highly recommend.
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr Emerson listened carefully to the outcome I wanted for my procedure. He provided great information and answered all questions.
in Gastonia, NC |
Dr. Emerson did a wonderful job with the procedure he performed on me. I am very pleased. He and the staff took great care of me everytime I went into their office.
in Gastonia, NC |
All the staff were very helpful and made me feel comfortable although I am often nervous around doctors and when having medical procedures done. Dr Emerson did a great job with my surgery and I am really happy with the results.
in Gastonia, NC |
Perfect! Made me feel so comfortable and exited ! It was almost like a spa expeience ,.
Horrible. Breast look exact same after surgery, and paying 8,000 dollars. Wanted to charge another 3200 to have them look how they should've the first time. Made them entirely too large, and after a breast lift and implants they are still just as saggy.
in Gastonia, NC |
Staff was so kind and compassionate. Did not make fun of any questions. Would definitely recommend this practice.
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Dr. Emerson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Emerson has admitting privileges

CaroMont Health
2525 Court Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
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