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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, degenerative spine disease, osteoporosis, spine fractures, spinal tumors, spinal trauma. Other conditions treated include brain tumors, hydrocephalus, cerebrovascular disease, and cranial trauma.Read more

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Dr. Giddens' Reviews

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3.4
based on 41 total surveys (13 with reviews)
Dr. Giddens' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (13)
in Nashville, TN |
Dr Giddens is an absolute saint. He treated me in a very complex surgery that was life changing. His OR team is second to none. He has the ability to bring the patients life into his family keeping the concerns of not only the patient but the family as well. Absolute saints.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share these thoughts about Dr. Giddens and the OR team. We appreciate the kind words!
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
My wife and I both had major surgeries with Dr Giddens. My wife had a very large herniated disc repaired and I had my cervical fused in 3 places. We are both very very pleased with the results. I will need future surgery on my lower back and Dr Giddens will definitely doing it.
Hi Larry - Thank you for taking the time to leave this review of Dr. Giddens. We appreciate your feedback!
in Stockton, CA |
He was one of the most understanding drs I've ever had and he took the time.to really listen to me
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in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Giddens was awesome! While I was his patient he provided excellent care in a prompt and professional manner. He was quick to respond to my needs and provided wonderful follow up care. If I ever need services again I will definitely go back to him and I highly recommend him as well! Thank you Dr. Giddens!!! (If you ever see this!! ??)
Hi Lindsay - Thank you for leaving this positive review. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Dr. Giddens!
After seeing several doctors and feeling confused and nervous about having them do a fusion, I was recommended by a friend to have a consultation with Dr. Giddens. After just speaking to him for five minutes I knew I wanted him to operate on me, he also explained everything in terms that i easily understood and I was not confused in any way. Unlike other doctors i consulted with that spoke to me using words I couldn't even pronounce let alone even understand. He and his staff were very friendly!
Thank you for the kind words about Dr. Giddens and our practice staff! We appreciate the kind words.
Dr. Giddens came to the hospital 3 times in 2 days to check on me. He has been consistently helpful and kind, often going above and beyond to accommodate my family. His staff is always pleasant and helpful.
Thank you for the positive feedback about Dr. Giddens and his staff. We appreciate your kind words!
Sunset Beach NC |
He was reassuring and explained findings of exam in easily understood terms.
Myrtle Beach SC |
Amazing doctor. I suffered from back pain for years. Dr Giddens recommended surgery. Having the procedure was the best decision I have ever made. Dr Giddens gave me back my life!
Loris,SC |
Dr.Giddens is intelligent, compassionate, and interactive. He saved my life after a head on collision automobile accident. I thank God this man was on duty the night of my accident. A nurse told me later that Dr Giddens stayed at the hospital after my late night surgery to monitor my recovery. I highly recommend this wonderful doctor to anyone.
in Shallotte, NC |
I had back surgery the first of May. Have no idea what he did. I only saw him one time after my surgery and that was the morning after. Every time after that the PA saw me. When I went back for my follow-up I also saw the PA. They have yet to tell me what procedure or procedures they did. What I do know is that I have been in constant pain since the surgery. Pain is worse than it ever was before the surgery. I have no use for a doctor that has no interest in his patients after the fact!
Myrtle Beach, SC |
The most awful experience of my life, he has no sympathy or concern for his patients
Thank you for contacting us. We would like to address these concerns with you directly. Please call our administration at 843-449-2336 at your convenience to discuss this further. Thank you.
in Myrtle Beach |
Very patient and considerate. Felt like he was interested in me as an individual.
in Calabash, Nc |
We went to Dr. Giddens already prepared with info because we knew already the most serious issue that needed to be done first. Surgery went well. Aftercare was/is the big issue. He is in so much pain he is talking suicide because Dr. Giddens won't consider any further examinations to look at other parts and won't give painkillers either. My fiancé doesn't want to be stuck on pain meds. He wants help figuring out what is wrong but has been blown off by doctors disinterest.
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Dr. Giddens' Care Philosophy

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, degenerative spine disease, osteoporosis, spine fractures, spinal tumors, spinal trauma. Other conditions treated include brain tumors, hydrocephalus, cerebrovascular disease, and cranial trauma.

Dr. Giddens' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Med University Sc College Of Med

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Clemson University

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection