Dr. James Benner, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 54

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(843) 553-5616

Dr. James Benner, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in North Charleston, SC and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Benner has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Peripheral Vascular Procedures, and Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Temple University medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Trident Medical Center and Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benner to book an appointment.


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Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates

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Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 304 North Charleston, SC 29406
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It was a very Anticipated visit....Seeing Dr. Benner again after my Open Heart Surgery, 11 years ago...It was an informative visit with him explaining my options...Dr. Benner is a Dr. who cares for his patients, open and honest with them.....He put me at ease...importantly, I have trust in him....I am looking forward to meeting with him again soon.....Thank you to his Staff and Thank you, Dr. Benner.....God Bless
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Marlene W. Scott – Sep 17, 2019
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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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Chuck Leckie in Summerville , SC – Apr 12, 2019
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Highly recommended to me and after consulting with him, I feel the same way.
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Mar 16, 2019
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Rude, arrogant, unprofessional
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Mar 03, 2019
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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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Larry McKee in Summerville, SC – Mar 01, 2019
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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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Paul Jarvis in Summerville, SC – Mar 01, 2019
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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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Nancy McBride in Ladson, NE – Jan 23, 2019
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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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Jeb and Lucy in North Charleston, SC – Jan 23, 2019
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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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Merri Wahl in MONCKS CORNER – Nov 03, 2017
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After my surgery I feel 100% better.
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Destinee Jones in Sumter, SC – Oct 15, 2017
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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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Mount Pleasant, SC – Jun 18, 2017
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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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Kay in Summerville, SC – May 02, 2017
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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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Pamela Smith in Summerville, SC – Feb 20, 2017
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Dr. Benner accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Benner treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Bypass
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Lung Surgery more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Decortication and Pleurectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Heart Surgery more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benner performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Benner performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

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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

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

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Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)