Dr. Maria Murphy, MD

Dr. Maria Murphy, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Maria Murphy, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Mt Pleasant, SC and has been practicing for 13 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

1439 Stuart Engals Blvd Unit 100

Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Contact Information

(843) 853-7730

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Murphy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal Prolapse
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "Dr. Murphy is one of the top experts in the country for Sacral Nerve Stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence. We provide state-of-the art colon and rectal surgical care with a wide range of outstanding services by combining innovative treatments with personal, individualized patient care. You are always welcome with a smile."

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cleft Lift Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Swedish Medical Centerfirst Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Swedish Medical Centerfirst Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • William Beaumont Hospitalroyal Oak
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • http://www.mountpleasantphysicians.com/gastrointestinal-surgical.php,
  • www.colonsurgeonsofcharleston.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
23 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Murphy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

This doctor seems to have poor time management skills. Plan to wait an extended time in the waiting area and once inside an exam room if she is chosen for a visit. I went twice and waited almost an hour and a half each time and never saw her. She has a nurse and a PA that appear to do most of her...more
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I have been gone through the treatment in this hospital last month, I want to say thanks to the whole staff specially Dr. Murphy for making my treatment successful in a very easy manner. I am almost totally recovered and feeling happy.
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I thank God everyday that he sent Dr. Maria and Brendan in my life 2011. My surgery was a success and they saved my life. Thanks for all you do and and all the care I received! Katrina Watkins
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This is the best Doctors office I have ever been to. Dr. Murphy really listened to me. I felt like it was the first time in my life that a doctor really heard what I was saying and listened to my symptoms and had steps on how to fix what was going on. I am so grateful that I have found her and his...more
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An over 45 minute wait time shows no respect for her patients time. Dr. Murphy is brusque and fake sweet. Even her staff is cowed by her. And I was told that the practice policy is that a patient can't switch doctors within the practice. So I switched practices.
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