About Grand Strand Surgical Care - Carolina Forest
At Grand Strand Surgical Care, we provide patients in the Carolina Forest area with a wide range of surgery options. We offer state-of-the-art technology and the latest minimally invasive techniques to ensure that your surgery is safe and successful. Our physicians provide all surgery services at Grand Strand Medical Center and Grande Dunes Surgery Center.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (843) 497-6348.
General surgeons in Horry County, South Carolina
Our trained and experienced general surgeons provide care for patients with specific medical issues, including the following procedures:
Our surgeons treat a wide variety of abdominal conditions such as hernias and gallbladder issues, and perform procedures on most organs and structures within the abdominal cavity. Laparoscopic surgery is used when appropriate.
Conditions we treat include:
- Acute appendicitis and appendiceal cancer
- Bile duct surgery
- Chronic gallbladder disease and acute cholecystitis
- Diverticular disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hiatal, groin, abdominal wall and umbilical hernias
- Liver surgery
- Pancreatic surgery
- Stomach surgery
- Upper gastrointestinal tract surgery
Depending on the cell type of cancer and the organ or structure affected, the surgeon's role in cancer care can vary greatly. We believe in a team approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients and families affected by cancer.
Types of cancer we treat with surgery includes colon cancer, abdominal cancer and breast cancer. We also treat breast cancer with sentinel lymph node biopsies and vacuum-assisted biopsies, which take several tissue samples by inserting just one probe.
Digestive tract surgery
Our surgeons treat conditions of the digestive tract including the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, colon, rectum and anus. They also treat disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary system.
We offer consultation and surgical treatment for disorders of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and adrenal glands.
If you are injured or have a life-threatening medical situation involving many parts of the body, our critical care trauma surgeons will take care of you in the hospital until you are stable. We work with Grand Strand Medical Center and our local emergency medical response team to care for patients.
Our highly trained vascular surgeons perform procedures for patients with disorders of the arteries and veins, including:
- Carotid artery disease
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Vascular trauma
- Venous disease
We also perform procedures for vascular and dialysis access.
Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
Whenever possible, we perform surgery using minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques, which provide an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Robotic-assisted surgery refers to a procedure performed by robotic arms controlled by surgeon, enabling him or her to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with great precision.
Benefits of minimally invasive and robotic surgery include reduced pain, less blood loss, minimal scarring and a quicker recovery.
Surgery text messaging
If a loved one is having surgery, you can be kept up-to-date on their status by using our free surgery text messaging service.
Getting to our office
We are located in Carolina Forest on Village Center Boulevard, off River Oaks Drive. Our address is:
199 Village Center Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (843) 497-6348
Hours: We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
If you need after-hours advice for a medical concern, please call us and our answering service will assist you.
Parking: Parking is available in the lot in front of the building.
We have a second location, Grand Strand Surgical Care - Myrtle Beach, to fully serve the Grand Strand region. That address is:
920 Doug White Dr., Suite 210
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572