Dr. David Ford, MD

Dr. David Ford, MD

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General Surgery

Dr. David Ford, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Charleston, SC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center and Trident Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Locations

Tri-County Surgical Associates

Tri-County Surgical Associates9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 204 Charleston, SC 29406
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Dr. Ford is affiliated with Trident Medical Center Charleston, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Ford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ford

4.5

Based on 31 ratings

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My office visits were very efficient and informative. Dr. Ford thoroughly explained the surgical procedure. I was well informed. On the day of the procedure, he spoke with me prior to the surgery and reassured me about the medical procedure. He answered all of my questions. The staff at his office and in the surgery center were wonderful. The front desk personnel are very polite and helpful. The medical staff was very nice and attentive. I would recommend Dr. Ford to my family and friends. My experience was pleasant.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Annette S. – Apr 02, 2021
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I recently had surgery performed by Dr. Ford of Tri County Surgical Associates. I cannot commend Dr Ford and his staff enough for their professionalism, attention to detail and ease to work with. Especially Sarah, his office nurse and the ladies at the reception desk who were so helpful in working with me and my scheduling issues. The surgery and healing went without a hitch and I thank Dr Ford and staff and would highly recommend them.
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
1 person found this helpful
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John LaVerne – Feb 20, 2021
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Lumpectomy, port insert and removal
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 13, 2020
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Overall great experience
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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Michele Bahm – Jul 09, 2020
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Excellent, professional, and personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Joyce P – May 08, 2020
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Dr. Ford is a great doctor. He and his surgical team even sent me a thank you card. In all my 56 years, it was a first for me. Mahalo Nui Loa for the wonderful care you've given me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Donna L Moore – Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Ford and his staff operate on a professional level. If you have questions or concerns you can call and they will either answer the question or call you back soon with the answer. My hernia surgery went well with Dr. Ford and his staff
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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John – Jan 02, 2020
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Dr. Ford did a left adrenalectomy on me June 18,2019. His care if not just me as the patient but kindness to my family and explaining everything helped ease the stress of the situation. I would highly recommend Dr.Ford .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Lee Ann May – Aug 07, 2019
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Tri-County Surgical Associates with Dr. Ford turned out to be a blessing. All of the staff were both friendly and very professional. You get the feeling that they are really concerned about your health and want to help. My wife and I could not have been more satisfied with our visit and follow on surgery.
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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Robert & Angeline Jones in Summerville, SC – May 26, 2019
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I would recommend Dr. Ford very highly. He explained everything and was very thoughtful tome as he saw I was nervous. Came to see me after operation to see how I was doing and if I needed anything. When I went to his office he was just as kind and told me to call anytime if I had any questions, even if I thought they were silly.
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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Rusgeville, SC – Apr 26, 2019
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Dr. Ford was highly recommended by another reputable and well-known physician. I was anxious at first--nobody actually looks forward to surgery--but Dr. Ford immediately put my mind at ease by describing his procedure and taking the time to answer all my questions. I never felt rushed. My surgery was a great success, and I am healing nicely. I am glad I chose him, and I would do it again.
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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Charlotte Hughes Berndt in Summerville, SC – Apr 09, 2019
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VERY PERSONABLE, FRIENDLY AND RIGHT TO THE POINT. SURGERY AND ENTIRE STAFF WERE AWESOME. HOPE WE DON'T MEET IN THE FUTURE, BUT IF A SITUATION ARISES, YOU WILL SEE ME AGAIN. THANKS FOR THE GREAT CARE
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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ROBERT SCHENK – Jan 08, 2019
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Very professional and friendly. Lets you know upfront what needs to be done. Great 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
What could be improved
No results
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Ned Moyle in Goose Creek, SC – Nov 02, 2018
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Had a great experience during my first visit, the staff had me in and out in about 15 min.
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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Shane Rast in SC – Jul 31, 2018
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Dr. David W. Ford is an excellent surgeon as well as an outstanding human being. He is very friendly and his staff go above and beyond their normal daily task to help you with any concerns you might have with scheduling your surgery, pre-op, post-op, your healing process, etc. After his staff helped me prepare for surgery, his scheduler ask me if she could do anything else for me? Jokingly, I ask if she could loan me $200, she then began to search her purse. My surgery was a complete success.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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David K Hemstrought in Moncks Corner, SC – May 22, 2018
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We recently visited Dr. Ford for a hernia problem for my 97 year old father. He was wonderful with him. The office staff was extremely helpful. Dr. Ford was also my husband's surgeon. I recommend him highly.
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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P. C. GALLAHORN in North Charleston, SC – May 21, 2018
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Dr. Ford is an icedible doctor. He handles each patient and their families with care and compassion no matter the cicircumstances. I would recommend Dr. Ford to anyone in the Chareslson area!
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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Mary Katherine Harris in Charleston, South Carolina – Oct 07, 2017
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Dr. Ford's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ford treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ford treats Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ford treats Umbilical Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Breast Tumor
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Megacolon
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ford graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, AR with distinction in Biology and then completed his medical degree from the University of Tennessee...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

Medical University of South Carolina
Residency Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina
Internship Hospital
University Of Tennessee
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. David Ford, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ford frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones, and Umbilical Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ford treats.

Where is Dr. David Ford, MD's office located?

Dr. Ford's office is located at 9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 204, Charleston, SC 29406. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)