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.
Nurse Liaisons help you and your family through surgical experience. They guide, instruct and assist with any issues, concerns or problems that you may encounter and keep your family updated while you are in surgery.
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.
Case Management involves a registered nurse/case manager, who assists with your surgical journey from pre-admission testing to discharge. The case manager works with your surgeon and health care team to ensure that you understand the impact of the surgery on your daily activities and to help you make appropriate plans for your discharge. Our goal is to make the transition from the hospital to your next location as safe and comfortable as possible.READ MORE
You may see the case manager before surgery or you may receive a phone call to complete an assessment before your procedure. We want to ensure that both you and your caregivers know what to expect and feel prepared on the day of surgery. The case manager uses your assessment to begin arrangements for your help after discharge. Examples of these services include short stays at rehabilitation facilities, home health services, walker or other bedside equipment, or even outpatient rehabilitation.Close