Dr. Eugene Giddens, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 63

  
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(843) 497-6348

Dr. Eugene Giddens, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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Grand Strand Spine and Neuro Care

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Grand Strand Spine and Neuro Care920 Doug White Dr Ste 450 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Dr. Giddens' Reviews

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I cannot say enough good things about Dr Giddens. He diagnosed my problem after many doctors had misdiagnosed my years of falling. I had been sent to many hours of physical therapy by many different doctors even several in Clemson. Still my problem was not solved. A good diagnostic doctor is worth his weight in gold! Dr Giddens got to the bottom of my problem and corrected it. He tells me when I need him all I have to do is call him and he makes adjustments in my shunt. Now no more falling even though I am in advanced age of 82 years of age.
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Peggy van Veen – Apr 23, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr Giddens. He takes the time to explain things in detail, without making you feel rushed.
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Laraine – Mar 30, 2020
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Doctor is direct and to the point of what I needed. Did not try to push things that were not ever going to work. Great doctor and staff.
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Nicolle jones – Mar 17, 2020
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Not only extremely thorough with a great bedside manner, but also willing to try different alternative approaches like therapy, before resorting to surgery. Have a lot of confidence in Dr. Giddens.
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Charles S – Feb 21, 2020
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Took the time to listen to me and explain his plan for helping me become pain free.
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Joe – Feb 02, 2020
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Dr Giddens has my utmost respect. He has helped me resolve many discomfort back issues. He is very personable and explains his procedures in detail and outcomes/recovery times etc. I highly recommend him as a surgeon.
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Garry Youmell – Jan 15, 2020
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Dr Giddons took very good care of me in ICU after a stroke and also worked very well with me to understand everything at my follow up.
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Bonnie – Jan 11, 2020
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Dr Giddens started off introducing himself which some doctors never do. He listens well and takes time to explain and answer questions.
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Dec 29, 2019
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Dr. Giddens and staff are knowledgeable, friendly and take care of their patients. I trust and would recommend Grand Strand Spine and Neuro
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Nov 10, 2019
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Dr. Giddens took the time to show me both my x-rays done the day of the appt. & my previous myelogram CT.
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Nov 02, 2019
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I had an X-ray done at the hospital. When I found out part of my fusion, they did, was sticking out of my spine and hitting a nerve. When I made my appointment it took over a month to get in. It took two hours for his PA to get to me to order a MRI. Two weeks after the MRI I finally saw Dr. Giddens. Who told me the same thing and told me he needed a CT Scan. My insurance company called before his office did to tell me I was approved for my procedure. I called Dr. Giddens’ office to see if they had made the appointment for my scan. Two weeks later I called two days in a row to find out the information. I was told someone would call me. The next day they called me and set up the appointment for the following week. Also, they set my appointment to see Dr. Giddens two weeks after that. Meanwhile, I am in pain. I try to move around until I’m in pain. I believe a MRI is more intrusive than a CT Scan and a plan should have been made at that time. Next, I am going to find a surgeon @ Tidelands
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Malinda Ventura – Sep 15, 2019
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I'm going in Monday the 9th to have a spinal stimulater put in. Dr.Giddens is warm and caring about his patients and that's why I have chose him as my Dr. Thankyou Sir, not too many around like you.
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Cindy Hood – Sep 07, 2019
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Dr. Hidden was quick to get me scheduled and did a great job.
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Mrs Cook in Little River, SC – Jul 27, 2019
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FIRST TIME SEEING DR GIDDENS WAS SEEN ON TIME EVEN THOUGH IT IS A BUSY OFFICE. NO RESULTS AND SENT FOR ANOTHER TEST. TIME WILL TELL. WILL SEE HIM AGAIN THE END OF THE MONTH AFTER THE TEST
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Jul 07, 2019
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Wants to be thorough and find my problem
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Stevie in Loris – Apr 19, 2019
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The entire staff as well as Dr. Giddens were polite & professional. He didn’t hurry while talking with me.
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A. White in Myrtle Beach, SC – Mar 26, 2019
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Perhaps he was having a bad day when I had my appointment.
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Diane Goldstein in North Myrtle Beach – Mar 21, 2019
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Very professional to the point.
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Wilmington, NC – Mar 15, 2019
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I'm very pleased with the surgery doctor Giddens preformed on me and with the care I have received in the office.
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Theresa Whisenhunt in North Myrtle Beach , SC – Feb 19, 2019
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I was in extreme pain & was not able to walk in addition was in bed 14 days & was extremely weak and atrophy was closing in quickly. Went to ER Grand Strand they reffered me to Dr.Giddens Neurosurgeon. Wife wheeled me in on wheelchair he viewed my MRI explained my options on Friday was admitted to Grand Strand hospital following day Saturday had Surgery. This Neurosurgeon Dr. Giddens has God given surgery talent. He saved my life. Christmas 2018 . The Grandstrandd team & Dr.Giddens ??
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Ken Paulus in Surfside Beach, SC – Dec 27, 2018
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Dr. Giddens accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 99% of their peers

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

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens performs Brain Surgery more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Giddens performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Giddens performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 100% of their peers

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

Broken Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Broken Neck more than 100% of their peers

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

Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Lumbar Spine Fracture more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Giddens treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injury

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 100% of their peers

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

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Giddens treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Giddens treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Giddens' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 100% of his peers

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

Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Hydrocephalus more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giddens treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Giddens' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

We provide treatment options for brain and spine disorders using the latest in state of the art technology and minimally invasive procedures. Conditions treated include spinal disorders; lumbar and cervical stenosis, lumbar and cervical herniations, ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Med University Sc College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1989
Medical University Of South Carolina
Internship Hospital
1989
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1979
Clemson University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Mcleod Loris Hospital

Loris, SC

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital

Georgetown, SC

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average