Dr. Nathan Emerson, MD, FACS

A reputable surgeon specializing in the latest innovative reflux surgical techniques

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8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Dr. Nathan Emerson has a special interest in endoscopic reflux surgery; he is specially trained to perform transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), an innovative procedure that restores the body’s natural protection against esophageal reflux. Many patients suffer from heartburn and regurgitation despite adequate medical therapies. The TIF operation is an effective and safe procedure with minimal complication rates for those patients with difficulty controlling the symptoms of reflux.

He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is currently the Chief of Surgery at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. He is an experienced general surgeon capable of performing the full range of operations in the specialty as well as advanced laparoscopic techniques.

Dr. Emerson is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys fly-fishing, camping, hiking, reading, sailing, and running.

What Dr. Emerson’s Patients Say


I had a gall bladder attack, […] I needed surgery asap. They scheduled me to have surgery with Dr. Emerson. Not knowing of him, made me a little nervous at first but once I met him I felt relieved. He is very attentive and answers all your questions and concerns you may have. My surgery went well and since it was a very bad case as the gall bladder was infected, I had a lot to deal with but Dr Emerson was terrific and I can’t say enough about him. I highly recommend him.



Dr. Emerson is amazing. I hope his passion for what he does never dies. His bedside manner is admirable. He made me and my family completely comfortable. He kept my mom informed, which meant so much to me. I saw him on Tuesday and had my surgery Thursday. His confidence put me at ease. I’m grateful for my entire experience with Dr. Emerson.


I was suffering in pain with a gall bladder that needed to come out. He was able to get me booked quick, and even when an obstacle came up, he did not reschedule. He overcame it, waited and complete the surgery the same day. Hopefully it will never happen, but if I even need a surgeon again, I will see Dr. Emerson in a heartbeat.


Dr. Nathan Emerson’s

Official CV

  • Work Experience
  • Education & Training
  • Publications / Research

Work Experience

  • General Surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Surgical Group of North Texas (2014 – present)
  • General Surgeon, Baystate Noble Hospital (2005 – 2014)
  • Vice Chair Surgery at Baylor Medical Center of Irving

Hospital Affiliations

  • Medical City Alliance (2016 to present)
  • Baylor Medical Center of Irving (2014 to present)
  • Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine (2014 to present)
  • Baylor Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas (2014 to present)
  • Las Colinas Medical Center (2015 to present)
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Southlake  (2016 to present)
  • Methodist Southlake Hospital (2014 to present)
  • Faith Surgical Center (2016 to present)

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2009-present)
  • Member, Massachusetts Medical Society (2008-present)
  • Member, Texas Medical Association (2014-present)
  • Bachelors Princeton University
  • Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas

Certifications / Licensures

  • Board Certified: American Board of Surgery (2008)
  • Full Licensure, Massachusetts (2008-present)
  • Full Licensure, Texas (2014-present)
  • Emerson, N., Goldstein, R., Lamont, J., Kuhn, J.; “A Comparison of Stapled and
    Non-Stapled Hepatic Lobectomy,” Southwestern Surgical Congress Annual
    Meeting: March 26, 2007 [Poster Presentation].
  • Emerson, N., Goldstein, R., Lamont, J., Kuhn, J.; “A Comparison of Stapled and
    Non-Stapled Hepatic Lobectomy,” The Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer
    Symposium: March 16, 2007 [Poster Presentation].
  • Emerson, N., et al.; “Stapled Hepatic Resections,” North Texas Chapter of the
    American College of Surgeons: February 24, 2006 [Poster Presentation].
  • Shi, R., Qiao, X., Emerson, N., and Malcolm, A., “Dimethylsulfoxide enhances
    CNS neuronal plasma membrane resealing after injury in low temperature or low
    calcium.” Journal of Neurocytology 30:829-839, 2001
  • Emerson, N., et al.; “Dimethylsulfoxide Effects on Axonal Resealing” at Indiana
    University School of Medicine Student Research Forum, January 2001 [Poster
  • Emerson, N., et al.; “Dimethylsufoxide Enhances CNS Resealing After Injury”
    on Phi Zeta Day, Purdue University, April 2001 [Poster Presentation].

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