Dr. Cesar Santiago, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male

  

Dr. Cesar Santiago, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery.


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3.4

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He definitely saved my life in Tampa, FL two years ago! Thank you for being you and being there for me.
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Dr. Santiago is excellent surgeon within his profession. He removed rectal cancer from me and six months later reversed my ilioscopy which I found is not the normal procedure among other surgeons. His office staff is excellent and have always followed up on any concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Santiago and would return in a heart beat if warranted.
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Dr. Santiago literally saved my life. He is extremely professional, compassionate and humble. He was very clear during my procedure. The office staff were excellent! I highly recommend him.
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I only seen him 1 time after the surgery for less than 3 minutes. He never returns calls, always lets his nurse deal with calls or PA , doesn't have bed side manners either. Ended up in ER several times after the surgery and never even came ta care and supposedly I'm his patient. Brushing off my complaint to a point finally where my problem turned into a bigger medical problem which needed another surgery that could've been avoid if was taking care of before. Horrible manners horrible service !
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Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
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Background Check

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Santiago's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santiago treats Anal Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Santiago treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santiago treats Abscess more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Santiago treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santiago performs Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Santiago performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Santiago's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal 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)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Cesar Santiago, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2000
Ponce School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)