Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 48

Dr. Carneiro-Pla
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Medical University of South Carolina

25 Courtenay Dr Msc # 295 Charleston, SC 29425

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Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Charleston, SC. She is affiliated with Musc Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carneiro-Pla to book an appointment.

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Dr. Carneiro-Pl performed a successful surgery of my parathyroid just recently. She 1st started with a scan and explained the percentages of various aspects of the surgery and results. The surgery itself went well, as well as my recovery. Her follow up is very in depth. She explains the entire process and listens to your concerns. I do feel more energetic, no pain in my back now, as well as no discomfort as a result of the surgery. Her professionalism and skills are very impressive. I trust her 100% for my health care needs. From her decisions, explanations, listening to my concerns and her friendly and helpful staff. This was a very positive experience.
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Bob – Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Carneiro-Pla was very informative about what she said and we discussed surgery which she said should have been done a long time ago I'm thankful for her she set up the surgery and it's in 2 weeks that's quick. But will update on the surgery afterwards. Let me also add she spent time with me which means a lot to me some doctors spend a minimum amount of time like 15 minutes but she stayed longer. I only waited longer because I arrived really early for my appointment.
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Conway, SC – Nov 07, 2019
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She was wonderful. I found Dr. Carneiro-Pla to be a very skilled surgeon, great bedside manner and very imformative. Initial meeting she provided a lot of information so decision was made with knowledge. A friend recommended her for my thyroid issues and described her as a 'rock star', which on concur.
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Cindy B – Nov 06, 2018
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This is a follow-up post approximately one year after my surgery. I was so lucky a large nodule on my thyroid was benign, and still appreciate the excellent care and follow-up I received from Dr. Carneiro-Pla & staff in Chas.,SC. I was so frightened going into this surgery, and she eased my fears. It's superficial, but I also dreaded a wide neck scar like many patients have (based on my web research). Mine was so minimal, thanks to her expertise/skill, and now nearly invisible. No scarf needed!
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Columbia, SC – Jul 26, 2017
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My experience with Dr Carneiro-Pla and her staff was very pleasant. She explained my procedure in great detail and helped me weigh the pros and cons of going through with the thyroidectomy. I chose to have the surgery and it was a was a success; my scar is healing beautifully thanks to her care instructions. Dr Carneiro-Pla is an excellent surgeon and has a great personality.
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Bluffton, SC – Jun 09, 2017
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Dr. Carneiro-Pla is a caring, empathetic specialist in her field. She went out of her way to ensure I was comfortable with our treatment decision. It was obvious she genuinely cares about her patients even to the point of personally adjusting my ice pack after surgery! I trust her implicitly and recommend her without reservation. Thank you, Dr. Carneiro-Pla, and MUSC for caring about me and my health!
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Bluffton, SC – Apr 22, 2017
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The absolute best doctor I have ever had. She found cancer where other doctors said there was none and also found cancer in two of my sisters. She is unbelievably compassionate and truly cares about her patients. Extremely well respected by her peers and loved by her patients. she has a wait for appointments but I would never go to anyone else for thyroid issues. She is by far the BEST!
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Lisa in Blythewood, SC – Dec 28, 2016
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I would keep looking if I could go back 3 years. She insisted I had thyroid cancer with no biopsy. She said I would never miss half of my thyroid and would just need to take a pill every day. Yea I heard the "c" word and believed her. My life has completely changed for the worst since that day and I don't think I'll ever get it back. Please go find a functional or holistic Dr and find your root cause. There is so much coming out on thyroidectomies and how they ruin your life.
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Shannon in Murrells Inlet, SC – Dec 14, 2016
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She first saw me as a referral for possible surgery due to hypoparathyroidism surgery. She found thyroid cancer and removed both lobes. She also walked me through radioactive iodine treatment. I cannot describe how empathetic, caring, thorough and just plain nice she is. She explains things well and seems to enjoy helping her patients through the cancer process. It makes me less nervous to have my annual oncology appointments because she is so empathetic and guenuine.
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Daphie S. in North Charleston, SC – Dec 07, 2016
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Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Charleston, SC. She is affiliated with Musc Medical Center. She is accepting new patients...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

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What are Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carneiro-Pla frequently treats Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Biopsy, and Thyroid Lobectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats.

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Dr. Carneiro-Pla's office is located at 25 Courtenay Dr Msc # 295, Charleston, SC 29425. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Carneiro-Pla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 33% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs this procedure more than 33% of her peers

Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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Adrenal Gland Cancer
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Adrenalectomy
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Barrett's Esophagus
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Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
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Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
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Colorectal Cancer
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Constipation
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Crohn's Disease
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Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
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Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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Gynecologic Cancer
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Hiatal Hernia
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Hyperparathyroidism
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very high

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Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Lung Cancer
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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs this procedure more than 76% of her peers

Neuroendocrine Tumors
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Open Thymectomy
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Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats Parathyroid (Gland) Disease more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism, Familial, Isolated
  • Hypoparathyroidism, X-Linked
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
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Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant more than 39% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats this condition more than 39% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
Parathyroidectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs Parathyroidectomy more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
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Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
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Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
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Pleural Effusion
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Puncture Aspiration
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Secondary Malignancies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats Secondary Malignancies more than 44% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats this condition more than 44% of her peers

Thoracentesis
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Thyroid Biopsy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs Thyroid Biopsy more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Thyroid Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats Thyroid Cancer more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
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Thyroid Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Thyroid Nodule
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats Thyroid Nodule more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Thyroidectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs Thyroidectomy more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Carneiro-Pla performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy
Wound Repair
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Dr. Carneiro-Pla's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Locations

Medical University of South Carolina

Division of Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery25 Courtenay Dr Msc # 295 Charleston, SC 29425
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