Dr. Mario Cerame, MD

Critical Care SurgeryMaleAge 66

Dr. Cerame
Accepting new patients

Locum Leaders LLC

33 STONEY POINT DR Bluffton, SC 29910

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(336) 260-5962

Dr. Mario Cerame, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Bluffton, SC and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Roma-La Sapienza / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abbeville Area Medical Center and Cartersville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cerame to book an appointment.

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Dr. Cerame's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Cerame accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage Plus
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Georgia HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Advantage Plus
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
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    It was a late night crisis situation where Dr Mario Cerame operated on my brother for a homorrhaging ulcer. He quickly explained the pros and cons and proceeded to resuscitate my brother do the repairs and close up the incision. It was done so skillfully that my brother suffered minimal pain and within 24 hours was was up and moving around his room. he had no complications from the surgery. I would confidently recommend him.
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    Mar 30, 2019
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    After being in the hospital in severe pain for a week Dr. Cerame was sent to review my case... 3 days after seeing him for the first time I was diagnosed, surgery performed and released from the hospital. Very informative and excellent bedside manner!! I would definitely recommend seeing this amazing man to anyone
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    Mar 25, 2019
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    We finally met Dr. Cerame. We had heard so much about him from other friends. He was everything they said. He took the time to ask questions, and the questions really made me know that he knew what he was talking about. He let us know what he recommended and spent no time getting down to fixing the problem. I am so glad that my great aunt got him as a doctor. He was so courteous that he let my aunt eat lunch instead of pushing it aside and doing the exam while she was still eating
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    5 people found this helpful
    michael in Abbeville, SC – Jun 04, 2016
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    My desire is to help individuals with surgical illnesses heal themselves through the use of my specialty.

    It is my goal to treat my patients the way I would want to be teated.


    I am a Master Surgeon (formerly called General Surgeon) of 30  years, who was broadly trained across the spectrum of general surgery and...Read more


    • Critical Care Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Critical Care Surgery
    • General Surgery


    St Elizabeth
    Residency Hospital
    Highland Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    University of Roma-La Sapienza / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery
    Medical School
    Cornell U
    Undergraduate School


    • English
    • Italian


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Mario Cerame, MD accepting new patients?

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    Does Dr. Mario Cerame, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Mario Cerame, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Cerame frequently treats Appendectomy, Laparoscopic, Appendicitis, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cerame treats.

    Where is Dr. Mario Cerame, MD's office located?

    Dr. Cerame's office is located at 33 STONEY POINT DR, Bluffton, SC 29910. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Mario Cerame, MD speak?

    Dr. Cerame speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

    Does Dr. Mario Cerame, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Cerame has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mario Cerame, MD?

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    Mario A Cerame33 STONEY POINT DR Bluffton, SC 29910

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Cerame is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Abbeville Area Medical Center

    Abbeville, SC

    83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

    Cartersville Medical Center

    Cartersville, GA

    73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

    5 Awards Received

    Cherokee Medical Center

    Gaffney, SC

    52% Patient experience rating, 17% lower than the national average