We found 5 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Columbia, SC.

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Dr. Jeffery Scott Martin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
8 Richland Medical Park Drive; Suite 400
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Jeffery Martin works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He is affiliated with Palmetto Health. Dr. Martin is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Martin has received professional recognition including the following: Medtronic Fellowship; Merck Manual Award; and School of Medicine Scholarship. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Thomas Leonard Novick, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Thomas Novick is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Novick graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Fernando Antonio Navarro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Medical Park; Suite 300
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Fernando Navarro specializes in general surgery and practices in Columbia, SC. Dr. Navarro studied medicine at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Palmetto Health.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
2 Medical Park Road; Suite 300
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. William Fry is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Fry is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Specializes in General Surgery
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Solon Hughes works as a general surgeon in West Columbia, SC and Columbia, SC. Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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