Dr. Alex Espinal, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Espinal
Accepting new patients

Piedmont General Surgery Associates

200 Herlong Ave S Ste G Rock Hill, SC 29732

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(803) 909-6300

Dr. Alex Espinal, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rock Hill, SC and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with Piedmont Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Espinal to book an appointment.


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Dr. Espinal's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Dr. Espinal performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Espinal performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Espinal treats Abdominal Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Espinal treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espinal treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Espinal treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Espinal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

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Dr. Espinal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Planned Administration Inc
SelectHealth
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint

Dr. Espinal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Espinal

4.8

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
94.11764705882354%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
3.9215686274509802%
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Great doctor, staff, and office. I felt very comfortable having Dr. Espinal as my surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Matt Hoyt – Aug 29, 2019
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Dr. Espinal is one of the best Doctors and Surgeons I’ve ever dealt with. His staff is wonderful they are caring and very knowledgeable. And yes I will come back to this facility to have the rest Of my work done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Leah Glads in Lancaster, South Carolina – Mar 16, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Espinal for Gallbladder Surgery. He made the entire process very easy. He was patient and friendly answering my questions; understanding my very specific instructions regarding pain medicine and anesthesia (which some doctors have issue with) to the procedure itself. Most important was that he made me confident I was in good hands. He has a very upbeat and friendly demeanor that puts you at ease immediately upon meeting him. Highly recommend him.
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Rock Hill, SC – Oct 16, 2017
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Everyone was kind, joking, they obviously enjoy working with each other. Very calming for a nervous patients.
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C D in York – Oct 13, 2017
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Dr. Espinal is awesome! He has brought me through my surgeries and made me feel secure that he was doing the very best for me. He is easy to talk to and explains everything in a way you can understand. I am very fortunate that he has been my doctor. I would recommend him highly.
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D. Vick in Ft Mill, SC – Jul 11, 2017
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Dr. Espinal did my gastric bypass about 12-13 years ago and I am still half the weight from my successful surgery. Dr. Espinal is always so professional and pleasant.
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Rock Hill, SC – Jul 08, 2017
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Nice people appreciate the Dr giving straight answers no problems with any visits so far.
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Ron Clark in Rock Hill, SC – Jun 10, 2017
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Dr Espinal performed a hernia repair on me. He explained the procedure in his office, then on the day of surgery, came into the prep room and introduced himself to my wife and answered all of her questions. He took his time and we did not feel uninformed or rushed to get information. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
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Ft Mill, SC – May 27, 2017
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He is very professional tells you the truth about your health. The only surgeon I will go to. The best Dr.
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Gloria Chavero in Rock Hill – May 13, 2017
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I may be a special case, an "outlier", since I also am a surgeon. Dr. Espinal is an accomplished laparoscopic surgeon, also very experienced with robotic surgery. Perhaps as important to his technical ability is his compassionate and genuine personality, fund of knowledge, and sound judgment , especially when interacting with consultants on complex medical/surgical conditions. My laparoscopic hernia surgery was painless/uneventful, even though I didn't follow any of his post-op instructions!
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Rock Hill, SC – May 13, 2017
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I had Dr. Espinal for out patient surgery. He was great at explaining the procedure and what to expect. I had a great experience with him, his office, and Piedmont Hospital. I would highly recommend him if you are looking at any upcoming surgeries.
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Ken in Rock Hill, SC – May 07, 2017
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Spectacular, Personal, Friendly, saved my life. Dr. Espinal performed my Gastric Bypass surgery. I knew all the risks, possibilities, and issues I could run into. I was well informed and calm the day of surgery. Have since lost over 200lbs. I can do things I have not been able to do in years. Dr. Espinal was the 4th place I researched weight loss surgery options and If there were 10 stars I would give them for the quality and care of this team.
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Brandy in Rock Hill, SC – Apr 06, 2017
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Dr. Espinal is great doctor, he is very pleasant, compassionate and he takes the time to listen.
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Cindy Bogart in Charlotte, NC – Dec 09, 2016
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Not only was the staff friendly and courteous, but Dr. Espinal himself was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He thoroughly explained the operation and prepared me for the all aspects of the recovery. The surgery and recovery went exactly as the doctor described and I couldn't be happier with the results.
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Michael B in Rock Hill, SC – Nov 24, 2016
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Dr. Espinal is wonderful. He is very friendly and professional. He and his nurse made me feel very comfortable, even though my particular surgery and recovery would have otherwise made me feel self conscious. I highly recommend him!
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L. Hagler – Nov 24, 2016
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The doctor is wonderful but if you are looking for communication , you won't find it here! Getting anyone from this office to return a call is dang near impossible! I first tried about my worsening symptoms and was eventually told the assistant didn't call back because the Dr. wouldn't do anything else so it didn't matter! Now i am just trying to get someone to gove me an approximation on the completion date of my FMLA papers. Nothing. Horrible experience!!
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Gail in Chester. SC – Nov 22, 2016
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I have been to Dr. Espinal a few different times. He is wonderful and makes you feel comfortable and answers all questions without ever making you feel rushed. I also love Pam his nurse!
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Nancy in Rock Hill, SC – May 24, 2016
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I had never had surgery before and was having problems with my gallbladder. I knew the moment I met Dr. Espinal, that he was the right Doctor to perform my surgery. He was very friendly and understanding of what I was going through. He covered the procedure and did not rush through the consultation. On the day of my surgery he came to my room to make sure I was ok, he went to meet with my Family once it was over and came to see me. He has a great bedside manner.
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Shannon in Rock Hiill, SC – May 18, 2016
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I felt comfortable with Doctor Espinal from the moment he walked in the examination room. The appointments were thorough, but not rushed. Everyone I encountered in the office were friendly, and professional. Not only would I recommend D. Espinal, I already have on several occasions.
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Frank T. in Rock Hill, SC – May 15, 2016
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I love Dr. Espinal and his staff, they are excellent !
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Sandy Harkey in Lancaster, SC – May 14, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alex Espinal, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rock Hill, SC and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northeastern...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1999
Akron City Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Akron City Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
University Of Akron
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Locations

Piedmont General Surgery Associates

Piedmont General Surgery Associates200 Herlong Ave S Ste G Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Piedmont Medical Center

Rock Hill, SC

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

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