Dr. James Benner, MD

Dr. James Benner, MD

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53 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

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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 Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Artery Disorders
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
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 Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
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

Care Philosophy

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 patient...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

Awards

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%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
25.925925925925927%
(7)

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Average Wait Time
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Dr. Benner's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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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Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test 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) Test PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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