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Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 47

  
Dr. Carneiro-Pla

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 specializes in general surgery.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD is a general surgery specialist in Charleston, SC. She specializes in general surgery.

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  • General Surgery

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Dr. Carneiro-Pla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Thyroidectomy
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Parathyroidectomy
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy

Dr. Carneiro-Pla's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Aneurysm
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia