General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal surgeries including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. General surgery also deals with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias. Specialized surgery teams guide patients through the journey.
General Surgery services are available at our locations in: Florence, Cheraw, Clarendon, Dillon, Loris and Seacoast.
The skilled surgeons at McLeod Health provide the highest quality surgical services to our patients, using leading-edge technology and performing the latest in invasive and non-invasive techniques and procedures. We offer a full scope of services ranging from surgical care of neonates and newborns, pediatric surgery, colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, to advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. Our surgeons believe that the art of healing requires attention to the patients’ mind and spirit, as well as their bodies.
Anesthesiologists administer medication during surgery to keep the patient comfortable and safe, creating the maximum surgical exposure for the surgeon and enabling the medical procedure to be performed in the best possible manner. The anesthesia team also continuously monitors the patient’s blood pressure, EKG and oxygen level during surgery. During the postoperative phase, the anesthesia team combats pain issues and monitors the patient’s physiological condition. This can be a time of critical importance to the recovery process. Ensuring proper pain management remains a main concern to all involved throughout the surgical process.