Dr. Christopher Cunningham, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Cunningham
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Mcleod Vascular Associates

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 38 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 Procedures 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 Health - McLeod Regional Medical Center and Mcleod Loris Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cunningham to book an appointment.


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Dr. Cunningham accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Procedures specialists.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham performs Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Bypass
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.Compare with other Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cunningham performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Cunningham performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Cunningham's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • 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
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • 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 Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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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.
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MELISSA GARRISON in LITTLE RIVER, SC – Jan 10, 2019
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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.
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Doris Sanders in Conway, SC – Sep 12, 2018
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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.
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Kenneth Ciuffetelli in Hartsville, SC – Oct 28, 2016
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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.
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Lady M. in Sumter, SC – Oct 26, 2016
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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.
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Dr. Cunningham is a phenomenal surgeon. He explains conditions and procedures thoroughly and truly puts the patient at ease!
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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, and expertly delivered vascular care. I like to follow my patients long term. I enjoy knowing and caring for each of them.

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

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Mcleod Vascular Associates

McLeod Heart & Vascular Institute101 S Ravenel St Ste 230 Florence, SC 29506
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McLeod Health - McLeod Regional Medical Center

Florence, SC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Mcleod Loris Hospital

Loris, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

McLeod Seacoast Hospital

Little River, SC