Dr. Russell Stokes, MD

Cosmetic DermatologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Stokes
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Pinehurst Surgical

5 FIRST VILLAGE DR Pinehurst, NC 28374

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Dr. Russell Stokes, MD is a Cosmetic Dermatology Specialist in Pinehurst, NC and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of California At Los Angeles medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stokes to book an appointment.

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  • Wait times (19)
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
  • Office environment (16)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
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Had breast surgery on 1/2019 and was suppose to have breast lift with lateral excision to remove excess skin from previous large implants but when i woke up only half the procedure was done . He told my husband and myself he could not complete relating to the way I was positioned on the table and that it could be done at a later time . When I went back to discuss he was very dismissive and condescending. He stated we need to have a come to Jesus meeting and that no matter what he did I would not be happy . I told him i just wanted the procedure done that was discussed at my pre op appointment and since he would not do it I asked for my money back for services not rendered . He refused . I have been through every channel to get my money back even a letter to his office manager and a complaint to the clinic he works for with no response only a letter from his malpractice insurance company . Please think twice about having surgery with this doctor for this procedure. You have no recourse
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Tammy Joyner – Oct 21, 2020
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I felt fine about Dr Stokes and he came recommended. That was until I saw my breast implant results. My implants are far too low and super lumpy. When I went to my 3-month post-op to discuss my concerns, he was dismissive and defensive. He would barely listen to my concerns let alone acknowledge what are obvious issues. He attempted to lecture me and tell me how wrong my concerns were. I am now forced to find another surgeon to do a revision surgery. This has been a huge source of stress in my life and I’m just so disappointed.
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Disappointed – Jun 23, 2020
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I have been so pleased with my experience with Dr. Stokes and his entire staff. Through every step of my breast reduction journey: from initial consultation to actual surgery and now through recovery, they have truly cared for me as a patient and person. Dr. Stokes is such a kind and caring surgeon, and I felt so calm and at ease when the day of surgery finally arrived. My aftercare has exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend Dr. Stokes!!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Mar 26, 2018
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Dr. spent little time (15 mins) before operation explaining what would be done and outcome. Sent prescription the night before which I wasn't told about and didn't know when to take. Had a complete meltdown in pre op room complaining to my Husband and myself that he did not get enough money to do these operations and did not want to perform them. His attitude was infantile and rude. At stitch removal he peered at them and promptly left. Of course, 3 stitches were left in that I had to take out!
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Vass – Jan 04, 2018
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Absolutely horrible. Very arrogant and will not correct any mistakes made
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LC in Pinehurst, NC – May 30, 2017
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Excellent results with Dr. Stokes! He performed a full abdominoplasty and he and his staff were professional, knowledgeable, and kept me at ease from consultation to post surgery. Dr. Stokes took the time to explain the entire surgery and what to expect afterwards. I would recommend him to anyone looking to reconstruct their abdomen!
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Fayetteville, NC – Apr 24, 2017
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I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Stokes, as well as all of the medical staff here at Pinehurst Surgical. Walking into the office I felt comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Stokes answered all of my questions as well as gave me important information regarding my surgery. He also came up with a surgical plan that fit my specific need as this was my second breast augmentation. Dr. Stokes exceeded my highest expectations, I refer anyone I know to him who is looking for this surgery.
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Fayetteville, NC – Apr 24, 2017
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Doctor is very informative and let me know exactly what was expected.
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Fayetteville, NC – Apr 24, 2017
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Very nice and does a hell of a job!!
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Chris Evans in Fayetteville, NC – Nov 14, 2016
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I was very impressed with Dr. Stokes and his staff, felt at ease, he took the time to answer my questions and concerns. He was ever so kind and really put me at ease. made me have total confidence in him, with my upcoming surgery in August.
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Bernadette Unger in Sanford, NC – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr. Russell B Stokes is a Plastic Surgeon serving the Pinehurst area for many years. He is skilled in the full range of plastic and reconstructive services...Read more


Dr. Russell B Stokes is a Plastic Surgeon serving the Pinehurst area for more than 15 years.


  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications


Uc Davis Med Center
Residency Hospital
University of California Davis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of California At Los Angeles
Medical School


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Dr. Stokes frequently treats Melanoma, Breast Diseases, and Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stokes treats.

Where is Dr. Russell Stokes, MD's office located?

Dr. Stokes' office is located at 5 FIRST VILLAGE DR, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Stokes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Stokes treats Melanoma more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Stokes treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Breast Diseases

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stokes treats Breast Diseases more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Stokes treats this condition more than 83% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stokes treats Cancer more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Stokes treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Dr. Stokes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Psoriasis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Shingles
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Wound Repair

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(855) 294-2639

Dr. Stokes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Pinehurst Surgical

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Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital

Pinehurst, NC

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)