Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 67

Dr. Cunningham
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mcleod Regional Medical Center

101 S Ravenel St Ste 230 Florence, SC 29506

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(843) 777-7043

Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Florence, SC and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cunningham has more experience with Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, and Peripheral Vascular Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mcleod Loris Hospital and McLeod Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cunningham to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cunningham

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cunningham treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cunningham treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 777-7043.

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Dr. Cunningham is experienced in the area of Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Carotid Artery Stent Placement
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Cunningham is experienced in the area of Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
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High
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Very High
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Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disease specialists.

Dr. Cunningham is experienced in the area of Peripheral Vascular Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Cunningham's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Cunningham accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Superior Health Plan
AvMed
Open Access
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Golden Rule
Humana
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Planned Administration Inc
SelectHealth
Simplifi
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

Dr. Cunningham's Reviews

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5.0

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Dr.Cunningham is a very caring and excellent surgeon. During my husbands recent need for surgery Dr.Cunningham made his experience much less stressful and would highly recommend him !
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Mary and Paul Shahan – Dec 12, 2020
MY DAD HAD A MASSIVE STROKE UNDER HIS CARE. HIM AND HIS NEW PROCEDURE. IT HAS NOT BEEN A YEAR AND HE HAS A 60% BLOCKAGE OF SCAR TISSUE FROM THE SURGERY TO CLEAR OUT A 50% BLOCKAGE. WAY TO GO DOC. I WOULD NOT TAKE MY DOG TO HIM.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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MELISSA GARRISON in LITTLE RIVER, SC – Jan 10, 2019
He has done surgery on me twice. First was my carotid artery in my neck. Did 4 in1 last time.Had annursuym in stomach blocked arteries in my arteries in groin and lots more. He was great ,I did great with them. He is a kind and skillful doctor. I wouldn't go to anybody else. He is the very best.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Doris Sanders in Conway, SC – Sep 12, 2018
I had nothing but the best care possible. Had a blockage in my right artrie and was having mini strokes. My dr recommend him and he is by far the best surgical doctor I have ever saw. He is the best at what he does. Would recommend him to everone.
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
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kenneth Ciuffetelli in Hartsville, SC – Oct 28, 2016
I consider Dr. Cunningham the GREATEST....I am an English Lady by birth and have traveled the world and ended up in Scranton, South Carolina to do animal rescue... I have P.A.D. and Dr. Cunningham has saved my bacon 4 times !...kind , considerate, jovial and VERY talented and I can not recommend him any higher.... Sincerely, Lady Martina-Claire Scanlon.
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Lady M. in Sumter, SC – Oct 26, 2016
Dr. Cunningham is friendly, invests time to clearly share information and to answer questions. he is frank and forthright and you leave feeling that not only does he genuinely care, but that you are fully informed about choices and courses of action.
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Lumberton, NC – Jul 01, 2016
Dr. Cunningham is a phenomenal surgeon. He explains conditions and procedures thoroughly and truly puts the patient at ease!
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
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Mehra in Florence,SC – Jan 29, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I want each patient to receive the best care possible. My patients deserve thoughtful evaluation, a careful education of the patient and their family,...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

MD Summa Cum Laude
Medical School
1996
Traveling Fellowship Vascular Intervention, Rvt, Rpvi
1991
Vascular Surgery University Of California San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1989
National Naval Medical Center San Diego
Residency Hospital
1983
National Naval Medical Center San Diego
Internship Hospital
1982
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cunningham has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cunningham frequently treats Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, and Peripheral Vascular Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Cunningham specializes.

Where is Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD's office located?

Dr. Cunningham's office is located at 101 S Ravenel St Ste 230, Florence, SC 29506. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD speak?

Dr. Cunningham speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Mcleod Regional Medical Center

Mcleod Regional Medical Center101 S Ravenel St Ste 230 Florence, SC 29506
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cunningham is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mcleod Loris Hospital

Loris, SC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

McLeod Regional Medical Center

Florence, SC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

McLeod Seacoast Hospital

Little River, SC