General surgery is a specialty dedicated to the total surgical treatment of the patient. We provide our patients with the latest surgical techniques and the highest level of care. Some of our services include:


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. Surgical Associates of Charleston’s surgeons have extensive experience in complex and routine abdominal procedures, collectively performing more than 2,000 procedures annually.


Breast Biopsy and Surgery
Surgical Associates of Charleston has many years of experience in the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Our practice collectively performs more than 500 breast surgeries annually. Our surgeons are skilled in the latest breast surgery techniques and in interpretation of Breast MRI and other breast imaging treatment methods. We work in close coordination with reconstructive surgeons and other doctors to give our patients the most appropriate oncologic care.


Gallbladder Surgery
Gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. Our skilled surgeons 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. Our surgeons are experienced in hernia repair, collectively performing more than 500 procedures a year. They can discuss surgical options with you and determine the best course of treatment.


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. We use the latest technology in minimally invasive procedures including CyberKnife. Our surgeons are experts in the area of minimally invasive surgery, collectively performing more than 1,600 of these procedures annually.


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
Surgical Associates of Charleston utilizes 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.