Dr. James Benner, MD

Dr. James Benner, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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52 y/o
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Dr. James Benner, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in North Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates

9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 304

North Charleston, SC 29406
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Benner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Benner "James Benner, MD, specializes in cardiac (heart), thoracic (lung) and vascular (blood vessel) repair work.Dr. Benner attended medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of South Carolina, RMH in Columbia, and thoracic surgery residencies at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.He is board certified in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery.The precision and attention to detail are what attract me and keep me enjoying surgery, as well as seeing the patients do so well. It's very rewarding says Dr. Benner, who is also chief of cardiac surgery for Trident HealthDr. Benner also enjoys sharing his work with his six children who have grown up visiting his practice. In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist and is a South Carolina state master's cycling champion."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benner "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 do so well. It's very rewarding." Dr. Benner also enjoys sharing his work with his six children who have grown up visiting his practice. In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist and is a South Carolina state master's cycling champion."

4  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

81  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • 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 Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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70  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benner

3.9

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
70.37037037037037%
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4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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1 Star
25.925925925925927%
(7)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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....Read More
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