Our board certified general surgeons in the Charleston, SC area and anesthesiologists operate in Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s technologically advanced operating rooms, supported by a highly trained clinical team, including surgical nurses who work in concert to provide exceptional care and make the surgical experience as safe, effective and pleasant as possible. We are leaders in offering minimally invasive options along with traditional procedures.
Our general surgeons are trained in a comprehensive range of subspecialties and offer a full range of surgical services. Our reputation for excellent outcomes and exceptional patient care sets us apart.
We provide the full spectrum of general surgery with common procedures including:
Abdominal Surgery: Abdominal surgery involves the surgical management and treatment for all organs of the abdomen including the appendix, small intestine, colon and rectum, stomach, gallbladder, spleen, adrenal glands, pancreas and liver.
Gallbladder Surgery: Gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. Our skilled general surgeons in our Charleston, SC locations have a high level of expertise in this surgery, collectively performing hundreds of these procedures annually. In most cases, the gallbladder can be removed laparoscopically allowing for faster recovery.
Hernia Surgery: A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue of the abdominal wall. The most common types are inguinal, incisional, femoral, umbilical and hiatal.
Minimally Invasive Surgery: Minimally invasive surgery (including laparoscopy) is a surgical technique during which the surgeon makes small incisions and, using a video camera and specialized instruments, performs surgery with minimal impact on surrounding muscle and tissue.
Reflux Surgery: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a term used to collectively describe the problems and symptoms that occur when acid from the stomach washes up into the esophagus. Surgery is a common option for patients who continue to experience problems despite lifestyle modifications and medication.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: Our surgeons utilize the latest advances in the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system. Minimally invasive techniques are used whenever possible to minimize scarring and speed recovery.
Surgical Oncology: Surgery is an important part of the cancer treatment process, playing a vital role in diagnosis, staging and removal of cancerous tissue. Surgery to remove or reduce tumors allows follow up treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation to be more effective. Most patients with cancer will require surgery at some point during their treatment. We take a team approach to cancer treatment, coordinating with oncologists and other physicians to determine the best surgical treatment options for each patient.