Put yourself in good hands.

At East Cooper Medical Center, we understand that surgery can sometimes be intimidating. Feel confident in knowing that our board-certified surgeons have the training, expertise and experience to guide you through the process from surgery preparation to post surgery.

From minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to robotic surgery, we are dedicated to ensuring your safety, quality of care, and individual attention every step of the way. Our ten expansive operating rooms have advanced sterilization equipment and the latest high-definition (HD) technology with a LiveData System that provides the clearest picture of our patients' status to their doctor.

No longer are highly invasive operations the standard of care. The latest technology combined with advanced surgical techniques allow our surgeons to offer patients surgery that requires reduced pain and scarring, less recovery time, shorter hospital stays with increased precision and better outcomes.

No matter what your condition or diagnosis, we offer comprehensive surgical services in a wide range of medical specialties. Learn more about why so many patients are choosing East Cooper Medical Center for their surgical needs.

East Cooper Medical Center offers a comprehensive list of surgical services in multiple specialties including:

  • Colorectal
  • Gynecology
  • GI (or digestive disorders)
  • Orthopedics

A little bit of knowledge can also help you feel more confident about an upcoming surgery. If you have any questions about your surgery, please contact us.

Preparing for Surgery

Thank you for choosing East Cooper Medical Center for your Surgical Procedure. Your surgical process begins the moment you learn surgery is necessary and your surgery is scheduled with the hospital. Our team will guide you through your preparation for surgery in the days and weeks prior to your arrival at the hospital.

After your surgery is scheduled, you will be contacted by the Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) Clinic. If you have any medical problems (mild hypertension, diabetes, etc.) an appointment will be scheduled for you to visit the PAT Clinic. If you have no medical problems, require no testing before surgery, or have been adequately evaluated by outside physicians, your Pre-Assessment may be done over the phone.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your upcoming surgery, please give us a call at (843) 416-6180. If you need assistance after 4:00pm, please call (843) 416-6249.

General Surgery Services

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East Cooper Medical Center is one of South Carolina’s leaders in healthcare. Our approach to medicine is designed to provide you with successful outcomes, fast recovery times and a better quality of life. Our hospital combines technology and clinical expertise with compassion to provide you personalized care for a lifetime. Our expanded scope of services, our commitment to quality & safety, and our outstanding team of caregivers have attracted patients throughout the Lowcountry and beyond, and have contributed to our hospital being nationally recognized.

Parking & Entrance
All scheduled patients and visitors should enter through the main entrance of the hospital. Parking is available directly in front of the main entrance. Handicap and expectant mother parking are prioritized closest to the front door. For patients needing emergent care, please enter through the Emergency Room, adjacent to the main entrance.

The main entrance is closed 9 PM – 5:30 AM. Patients and guests entering during this time should enter through the Emergency Room.


Monday: Open 24 hrs
Tuesday: Open 24 hrs
Wednesday: Open 24 hrs
Thursday: Open 24 hrs
Friday: Open 24 hrs
Saturday: Open 24 hrs
Sunday: Open 24 hrs

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency

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Upcoming Events

Car Seat Safety Class

We want your baby to have a safe ride home and are pleased to be able to offer car seat safety classes Fire Engineer Bry...

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Saturday, Dec 9

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Breastfeeding (In-Person)

This is a 2-hour class for expectant mothers. A Lactation Consultant from the Women's Services Department teaches the pro...

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Tuesday, Dec 12

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Newborn Class (In-Person)

This Newborn Class covers what to expect while you are in the hospital, baby care basics and how to handle problems with a...

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Wednesday, Dec 13

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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