Dr. James Benner, MD

Dr. James Benner, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. James Benner, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in North Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.Read his story

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Benner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner treats Pericardial Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Benner treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Benner treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner treats Aneurysm more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Benner treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Benner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Dr. Benner is board certified in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery. Dr. Benner, chief of cardiac surgery for Trident, says, "The precision and attention to detail are what attract me and keep me enjoying surgery, as well as seeing the patients d...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

University of South Carolina
Residency Hospital
1999
Medical University South Carolina
Residency Hospital
1997
Medical College of Georgia
Residency Hospital
1991
Temple University
Medical School
1987
Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1999
1997
1991
1987

Awards

Dr. Benner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benner

4.0

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
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4 Stars
5.714285714285714%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
22.857142857142858%
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Dr Benner and his team are awesome. I had a quadrupole by pass at the age of 72. I found Dr Brenner took the time to explain what was about happen then each day he or his staff would check on how I was doing while I was in the hospital. High recommend.
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Highly recommended to me and after consulting with him, I feel the same way.
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Rude, arrogant, unprofessional
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Dr. Benner and his team are great. I was able to get a rush appointment that turned into a Saturday morning procedure. Everything was explained to me. They had forms on the web that really reduced the initial visit time. Their great!
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Dr. Benner is an excellent surgeon and all of the nurses and office staff were all very pleasant never had any wait time for follow up visits, I would highly recommend them for anyone that would be needing a heart or vascular surgeon I am very pleased my family Dr. had referred me to them.
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I felt from everything I saw, experienced, and heard from the nurses and others that Dr. Benner is the best. My operation and recuperation from the surgery has been excellent and I highly recommend him to everyone.
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Excellent surgeon. He was great with us and our family. He has operated on numerous family and friends , all with great things to say. We liked that all of his PAs represented his plans for surgery and explained everything thoroughly. So happy we found you Dr. Benner. Thank you
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I am grateful that Dr. Brenner was my surgeon for my quad bypass surgery. I am 3.5 weeks since surgery and feeling great. The most impressive part is his great care in his patients appearance after this very invasive operation. I can hardly see my scar on my chest .... and his team used laparoscopic technique to farm veins from my leg to use in the bypass surgery. One incision on the lower part of my leg and one higher up. I don't look like a Frankenstein experiment gone wrong.
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After my surgery I feel 100% better.
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My husband had to have emergency quad bypass surgery and Dr. Brenner performed the surgery. It is now 3 years post that surgery and not only is He doing great with no complications . I would recommend him as the top in my book. We only met him the day of the surgery but he explained everything to us He was a life saver
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I was referred to Dr. Benner by another physician. Could not get appt. with the doctor, but was given an appt. with his assistant. That appt. needed to be cancelled and rebooked by his office, so I did see the assistant who still wanted me to see Dr. Benner. Made an appt., they cancelled, made another appt. and they cancelled. Made a 3rd appt. and they cancelled. I will be looking for another physician to replace Dr. Benner who after 3 cancelled appts. I never saw.
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As a registered nurse that worked in the operating room for many years, I can truly say that there are good and bad in every medical field. My experience with Dr Benner and his staff has been superior. Dr Benner is a very smart Dr who gives you all the options and takes time to explain each one. He is very easy to talk to and does not rush you if you need time. His office staff are happy and friendly and it feels like a family. As a person in the medical field, I would greatly recommend .
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