We found 3 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Columbia, SC.

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

Dr. Thomas Novick works as a general surgeon. Dr. Novick is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas HealthCare System, Dorn VAMC, and Duke University Hospital.

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

Dr. William Fry's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Fry attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Fry is professionally affiliated with Dorn VAMC.

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Specializes in General Surgery
2 Medical Park Road; Suite 306
Columbia, SC

Dr. Allyson Moulton is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Moulton accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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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