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Dr. James Clarkson, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

4660 S Hagadorn Rd Ste 600 , East Lansing, MI.




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Dr. James Clarkson, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in East Lansing, MI. Dr. Clarkson has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Sparrow Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Clarkson to book an appointment.

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Dr. James Clarkson, MD - Reviews

James Hatt – Jun 05, 2020


Yes the office visits may take some time but the work you'll get is well worth the wait, had surgery on both fingers & couldn't be more happier with the results & the pain level afterwards was only a 2 out of 10. Would highly recommend Dr. Clarkson

Apr 22, 2019


Dr. Clarkson was excellent. He made me feel very comfortable and took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered as well as my husbands. I am happy with my results from surgery.

N Morris in Ionia, MI – Dec 09, 2018


Dr. Clarkson fixed an extremely mangled necrotic Laceration on my left leg including bone repair. My leg is stronger than it was before. I am so thankful for how it turned out. He is great at what he does. A true doctor.

Marcie – Jun 09, 2018


He did reconstructive surgery on my daughter that was very complex and difficult. Dr. Clarkson was professional, honest and thorough. The result was so much better than we had prepared for. I would recommend him wihout any hesitations.

Grace C. in East Lansing, MI – Sep 25, 2017


Dr Clarkson is an extraordinary surgeon. In a time when the average surgeon is quick to offer the average treatment Dr. Clarkson took the time to evaluate my condition and offer a unique solution that fit my career and lifestyle. My end result is far better than I hoped for, He is truly a gift to this community.

3 Dimondale, MI – Mar 29, 2017


Treatment was excellent. Competent caring staff. Dr. Clarkson was friendly, thorough, competent and easy to talk to. Will go to him in future

1 Susan H. in Lansing, MI – Jan 26, 2017


I had a great experience with Dr. Clarkeson from the moment I was diagnosed with breast cancer and consulted with him regarding reconstruction through my second, more recent procedure, for a capsulectomy and exchange. Very caring, always takes as much time as I need to answer any questions that I have. Excellent care, would definitely recommend him.

4 2 RSTS in Okemos, MI – Dec 28, 2016


We saw Dr. James Clarkson for over two yrs for a hand injury. It is normal in his office to wait for 20-30 mins before you can see him. One time we had to wait for 1&1/2 hrs. And when we complain about the wait, lady at front desk tried to move appointment back trying to make me look like I was late. She finally backed off but very cunning staff. BTW, don't go to this doc, if you don't like waiting in prison cell like procedure room.

1 1 Lucy – Jul 07, 2016


Dr. Clarkson performed my breast reduction surgery last month and so far I couldn't be happier with my results! From the beginning he has been honest, very patient and answered every question thoroughly. Because of his attention to detail, my results have exceeded my expectations.

3 1 Okemos, MI – Feb 01, 2016


I had Dr. Clarkson for a breast reduction. I'm 26. He was very personable and comforting. I am currently almost a month post op and I've seen him every week since surgery. His results are great! As I haven't gotten to a final product, everything is going smoothly thus far. He pays attention to detail and takes measures for preventative care as well!!