Dr. Walter Blum, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 74

409 E Madison St
Dillon, SC 29536
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Dr. Blum's Experience

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Dr. Blum's Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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McLeod Medical Center - Dillon
301 E Jackson St
Dillon, SC 29536

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Appointments & Offices

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Surgery Center Of Dillon
Surgery Center Of Dillon
409 E Madison St
Dillon, SC 29536
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    Dr. Blum's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hernia Repair
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
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    • Sphincterotomy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
    • Wound Repair
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    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Atelectasis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Fracture
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
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    • Lipomas
    • Lung Cancer
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Thrombosis
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Blum

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    New York University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1968

    Internship Hospital

    Nyu Bellevue Med Center
    Complete in 1969

    Residency Hospital

    Nyu Bellevue Hospital Center
    Complete in 1973
    Nyu Bellevue Med Center
    Complete in 1975
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Blum & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 87.4% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Blum's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blum to family and friends

    5 out of 5

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    Dr. Blum's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    1 response

    Experience with Dr. Blum

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    5 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.5 out of 5

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    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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    • Medicaid
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    Office Locations

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    Surgery Center Of Dillon
    409 E Madison St
    Dillon, SC 29536
    (843) 774-0800 (Office)
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