Dr. Eric Rhoton, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Rhoton
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Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery

7 Vanderbilt Park Dr Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 255-7776

Dr. Eric Rhoton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Florida College Of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rhoton to book an appointment.

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Dr. Rhoton is affiliated with Mission Hospital Asheville, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rhoton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rhoton treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Rhoton treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Rhoton treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Rhoton treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
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Dr. Rhoton performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Rhoton performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Rhoton's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Rhoton accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Healthgram
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan

Dr. Rhoton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rhoton

4.8

Based on 18 ratings

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4 Stars
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Dr. Rhoton performed a very difficult craniotomy on me on April 14th, 2020. it saved my life. he came and visited me in the hospital while I was recovering and showed such care and compassion to both me and my family through the whole ordeal. I am infinitely grateful for him and his incredible expertise.
What went well
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  • 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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Dylan Ballogdajan – Nov 12, 2021
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Had cervical fusion and low back disc surgery, great outcomes. He is the best.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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BKS – Sep 13, 2021
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Years Back Dr. Rhoton worked on a protruding disc, it was wrapped on a spinal nerve, a very delicate procedure and intricate to say the least, Dr. Rhoton and his team performed this at the Mission Hospital , That was almost 20 yrs ago, From that day forward by back problems were solved. I found the Dr. to be a real hero in this part of my life. We have just moved back home here and wanted to reach out to thank him. Also I am sorry to hear that Mission has gone so down hill. It was the cornerstone of the health of this community . Times Change,
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Clyde Westall Hensley – May 22, 2021
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The office is run like a corporation - cold and impersonal. Compassion is not a strong point among the staff. My first experience with Dr. Rhoton was for a cervical vertebra fusion. Dr. Rhoton's staff apparently forgot I was supposed to have surgery that day and arranged Dr. Rhoton's schedule so that I ended lying in the pre-op room for over six hours. More recently, I had an appointment to discuss why I am still in excruciating pain on Dr. Rhoton's schedule for almost two months. On the day of my appointment, the scheduler called and canceled (left me a voice mail). I was so distraught, I could not comprehend what the scheduler's reason was. I tried to call back and beg for help. I was only able to leave a message. No one returned my call. I believe I am getting this uncaring, dismissive treatment from the staff because I am a veteran referred by the VA and not a four-star patient.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Jane – Apr 11, 2021
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This Doc is a busy guy for good reason. He's good at what he does. Since I was new to the area and my cervical spine condition was fairly complex, I had to do a little research to find the right neurosurgeon. Though it was a little tough to make the initial appointment, the surgery process that followed was detailed, empathetic and very informative throughout. His PA's are both first rate and equally impressive. Post op 1 month - So far so good. Post op followup was good and progress continues. Rarely do I give 5 stars on anything but this time it is deserved.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 03, 2020
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Dr. Rhoton successfully removed two brain tumors (non-cancerous) that we’re developed at birth.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 19, 2019
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Dr. Rhoton is a true craftsman. His staff is excellent. Performed my cerivical discectomy. Healing was fast. Hope I never need him again, but if I do, I know where to go!
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May 05, 2019
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Best Dr I ever had caring great surgeon. I could go on he is pure awesome !:)
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Asheville, NC – Mar 11, 2017
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Dr. RHOTON is a great surgeon he has operated on me 3 times. Cervical, 2 back surgeries. Dr. was very through and concerned about my well being after the surgery as well!! Dr is a 10 + in my opinion!! As well as his wonderful staff. sincerely, Carl L Swanson
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carl L. Swanson in murphy, nc – Sep 05, 2016
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I was paralyzed by a Chiropractor and Dr Rhoton got me in, visited me in the Hospital, made sure my family was taken care of and operated on me the next day. He also scheduled an MRI in Waynesville to speed up the process of my operation and it made all the difference in the world. Since the surgery, I have never had a problem of any kind. What a wonderful , great, professional, extremely knowledgeable and treats everyone like family. I was honored to have Dr Rhoton as a Doctor and friend.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Wayne Holland in Blairsville, GA – Mar 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Eric Rhoton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Residency Hospital
1986
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Florida College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Eric Rhoton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rhoton frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rhoton treats.

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Dr. Rhoton's office is located at 7 Vanderbilt Park Dr, Asheville, NC 28803. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery

Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery7 Vanderbilt Park Dr Asheville, NC 28803
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mission Hospital

Asheville, NC

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)