Melissa M. Erickson, MD Melissa M. Erickson, MD

Melissa M. Erickson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

4.5 out of 5  (306 ratings, 54 reviews)
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919-684-5837 Office number
919-681-7366
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a spine surgeon who provides surgical management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine conditions, including cervical myelopathy, herniated discs, deformity, stenosis, tumor and trauma. I provide both minimally invasive procedures as well as traditional surgical techniques.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
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Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Anterior spinal fusion
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
My surgical specialties
  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Anterior spinal fusion
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Rush University-Rush Medical College (Illinois), 2006
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2011
FELLOWSHIP
Spine Surgery, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), 2011-2012
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Melissa Erickson's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.5 out of 5 (306 ratings, 54 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.