Dr. Eric Melzig, MD

Dr. Eric Melzig, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(9)
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Dr. Eric Melzig, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Read his story

8921 Three Chopt Rd Ste 300

Richmond, VA 23229

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 8 More

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Paracentesis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Melzig's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Melzig " Dr. Melzig practices the full spectrum of general surgery, and has enormous experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques. His specialties include parathyroid and thyroid surgery, imaging and surgery for diseases of the breast, laparoscopic surgery and surgical oncology to include the management of pancreatic, colo-rectal and melanoma malignancies. As the recipient of the 2007 Sharon H. Kohlenberg Award by the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, Dr. Melzig has been recognized for his deep commitment to fighting breast cancer. Compassionate and innovative treatments are delivered to his breast cancer patients with the assistance of his nurse, Barbara Ross-Cersley. He was voted by his peers as one of Richmond Magazine's Top Docs in Richmond 2010."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Melzig "Dr. Melzig's care philosophy revolves around a good bedside manner,  It is of paramount importance.  He tries to impart a calm confidence and listens and responds to a patients concerns.  In addressing these concerns he answers with warmth and reassurance.  The goal at the end of the encounter is for the patient to have a realistic and positive outlook concerning their condition. "
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Bowdoin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Richmond Magazine Top Docs. General Surgery, 2010
  • Richmond Magazine Top Docs Genral Surgery, 2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Melzig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Melzig's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melzig to family and friends
5.0
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Melzig'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 (1)
in Richmond, VA |
It is quite simple, Dr. Melzig helped to save my life year 2000 when I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I remember vividly after the surgery when I awoke, Dr. Melzig came to my bedside and he stated "we got it all, you are going to be fine". Here I am 17 years later living life to the fullest. Thank you Dr. Melzig!
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Dr. Melzig accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO

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