Dr. Laurence Arnold, MD

Dr. Laurence Arnold, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laurence Arnold, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in plastic surgery and pediatric plastic surgery.Read his story

Plastic Surgery of Asheville

2 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 20B

Asheville, NC 28803
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Lift Surgery
more than 79% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 79% of peers
Breast Reduction
more than 35% of peers

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Dr. Arnold's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arnold "Dr. Laurence I. Arnold is a Plastic Surgeon serving the Asheville area for more than 11 years. after relocating from South Florida. Dr. Arnold is experienced in Breast Reconstruction( TRAM flaps, implants), and has vast experience with patients referred, who have failed reconstructions or complications after breast implants ( capsular contracture, and ruptured silicone implants). In addition, Dr Arnold is skilled in microsurgical reconstruction to repair complex wounds of the head and neck and facial palsy. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the North Carolina medical Society and Western Carolina Medical Society. Dr. Arnold was also awarded the Patients' Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Good Samaritan Award by the Florida Medical Society. He greatest enjoyment comes from volunteer work and currently serves as President of Small World Foundation, a 501c3 non profit humanitarian organization."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Arnold "After more than twenty years of experience, we have strived to provide our patients with quality care and compassion. Choosing a qualified board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is very important. We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations. Patients may return for a subsequent visit prior to surgery, in order to make sure that each patient is well informed. Surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia are supervised in the hospital by MD anesthesiologist"

2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

11  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

45  Procedures

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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.


  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Lahey Clinic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Microsurgery Research Center, St Vincents Hosp, Melbourne, Australia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Good Samaritan Award, Florida Medical Society, 2001
Media & Publications
  • multiple journals, 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arnold's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arnold to family and friends
54 total reviews (41 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

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Dr. Arnold'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 (41)

I can not say enough good things about Dr. Arnold and his assistant Celena. They are very caring and understanding. Dr. Arnold does amazing work and I feel very blessed to have chosen him to do my reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. My reconstruction is flawless. I can not thank this...more
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Dr. Arnold was so good with me, answered all my questions. Such a wonderful experience
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very informative and professional
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Dr Arnold and Selena are fantastic. From my first appointment I had a good feeling that I was doing the right thing with the right Dr. I had had other appointments with other Doctors and did not get the same confident, secure feeling. The procedure went well, the recovery has been much easier...more
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Though what I have had done is not the most fun in the world, Dr. Arnold is lots of fun. Totally professional with top notch skills, he's also a nice guy and fun to be around. I've had the same procedure done elsewhere and it wasn't nearly as clean and relatively pain free. Dr. Arnold is the best...more
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