Dr. Eric Melzig, MD

Dr. Eric Melzig, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Eric Melzig, MD is a general surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

8921 Three Chopt Rd Ste 300

Richmond, VA 23229

Contact Information

(804) 285-9416

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
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Melzig performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Melzig's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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. "

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

32  Conditions Treated

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32  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.


  • 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
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Melzig's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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....more
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