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Dr. Alex Espinal, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Espinal

Piedmont General Surgery Associates

200 S Herlong Ave Ste G Rock Hill, SC 29732

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Dr. Alex Espinal, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rock Hill, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.


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Great doctor, staff, and office. I felt very comfortable having Dr. Espinal as my surgeon!
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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.
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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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Everyone was kind, joking, they obviously enjoy working with each other. Very calming for a nervous patients.
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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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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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Nice people appreciate the Dr giving straight answers no problems with any visits so far.
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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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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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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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Biography

Dr. Alex Espinal, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rock Hill, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

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
1999
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(803) 909-6300

Dr. Espinal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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
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

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Dr. Espinal's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

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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Treatment Frequency

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
  • Abdominal Pain
  • 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 Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • 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
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • 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
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Plasmapheresis
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • 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 Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

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61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average