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

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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Columbia, SC. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Martin attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Medtronic Fellowship; Merck Manual Award; and School of Medicine Scholarship. He is professionally affiliated with Palmetto Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Martin's 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's medical specialty is general surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Novick trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Novick's professional affiliations include 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 sees patients in Columbia, SC. His medical specialty is general surgery. He attended medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Navarro 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and intensivist. Dr. Fry is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Specializes in General Surgery
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Solon Hughes specializes in general surgery and practices in West Columbia, SC and Columbia, SC. Dr. Hughes graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He is in-network 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.