Dr. Michael Michel, MD

Dr. Michael Michel, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(843) 875-8994

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Dr. Michael Michel, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Summerville, SC. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as 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. Michel to book an appointment.

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Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center

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(843) 875-8994
Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center295a Midland Pkwy Ste 120 Summerville, SC 29485
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (38)
  • Listened & answered questions (37)
  • Explained conditions well (36)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Michel was so thorough and detailed regarding my diagnosis. His professional approach was marked with a very consistent effort to ease my concerns and answer all of my questions. I never felt rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nancy Pratt – Aug 26, 2020
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Appointment was by telehealth. Went smoothly with no technical problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rick Corley – Jul 21, 2020
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This was my 01st time meeting with Dr. Michel and the staff. I was very well pleased! Dr. Michel listened to everything that I had to say. He shared his opinion and suggested different options that we can do thru surgery. I am totally thrilled and very happy with my experience. It was a great feeling knowing that a doctor is going to really assist me as he said. Listening is very important for his patients and that was what I was looking for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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New me – Jul 08, 2020
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Dr Michel was very thorough and explained to me in detail about my health and what my options were. I really liked him. Spent time with me and was concerned about my health problems
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Derry Atkinson – Jun 22, 2020
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We had a virtual visit; Dr. Michel is the most caring, compassionate doctor..... he takes his time, he listens to you, he answers any concerns you have, in a way that you understand the whys and why nots...He is firm too in his answers which I find important.. I am so blessed that I found you, and I thank you.. your staff is amazing...thanks
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Janet Dyches Harter – May 31, 2020
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I am from out of state. Hiatal hernia repair — laproscopic — and esophageal mobility innefficiency — TIF procedure. I could not be more pleased with every aspect of the care by Dr. Michel. No GERD or wedge needed for first time in 40-plus years.I highly recommend Dr. Michel.
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Roy Michael Reed – May 26, 2020
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I am not a Charleston area resident but I retreated here to hide from Covid-19. I went to Dr. Michel because during my stay I encountered some health issues and ask for recommendations. I found him as described - knowledgeable, caring and truly professional. I know where to go if I need help in the future.
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Denny Nelson – May 06, 2020
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Dr. Michel was very professional and easy to talk with. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. He took the time to reassure me and explain the procedure, risk an outcome. I would recommend him to others.
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Emily – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Michel was very thorough and really listened to me about my situation. He is very knowledgable and isn't assuming. Genuinely interested in my problems and fixing them.
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Marcia Licurgo – Apr 06, 2020
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Dr. Michel will give his patients all the time they need and thoroughly answer all questions and explain all procedures. Great doctor and surgeon!
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Apr 05, 2020
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My husband recently had an initial visit with Dr. Michel. He is very knowledgeable and explains things in easy to understand terminology. We were very impressed by him and extremely pleased we were referred here! He and his entire staff were awesome.
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Melissa – Apr 01, 2020
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I recently had a consultation with Dr. Michel. I have had chronic acid reflux for 15 years. I think he spent more time with me than any physician I have ever had ! He was so patient and thorough and listened to everything I had to say. He gave me his preliminary thoughts and opinions on what I was dealing with and was very encouraging that he could help me. He took the time to explain all of my options. I am going to get the tests he recommended and I am so hopeful that he can help me. I feel very confident in his abilities and look forward to having a doctor/patient relationship with him. His staff is great too! They answered all of my questions and were very nice.
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Karen Corbin – Mar 09, 2020
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Everyone is always so helpful and kind. 10 stars
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 02, 2020
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Yearly checkup after surgery. Everything is as expected with no problems.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 01, 2020
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I was awestruck when I met dr. Michel. He explained everything so well I've never had a doctor do that before. So I was very impressed and see that there's hope!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jan 25, 2020
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Dr. Michel and his office were wonderful when needed Linx surgery. They particularly Francis were so great trying to get me scheduled around Christmas as Summerville Medical kept canceling at the last minute. I wish he was affiliated with Trident.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl Payne – Jan 13, 2020
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Dr. Michel is a very kind, caring physician whom I met at one of his seminars. I was given an appointment quickly and found him to be very informative about my problem and left me with a positive feeling that he could help me. I definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 13, 2020
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I didn't initially choose Dr. Michel (because I was admitted via the ER), but if I had it to do all over again, I would choose him. He did an excellent job with my cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). I didn't have any complications, and everything is healing nicely. I hope I never need any more abdominal surgery, but if I do, I will definitely seek Dr. Michel.
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What could be improved
No results
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Jackie – Oct 18, 2019
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I was very pleased with Dr. Michel .He explained everything about the procedure and was in to see me often. I felt very well taken care of.
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Sep 07, 2019
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The best surgeon and staff in the lowcountry!!
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Jan Connelly – Aug 12, 2019
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Dr. Michel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hiatal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Hiatal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Hiatal Hernia
Acid Reflux Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel performs Acid Reflux Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Michel performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Michel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • LINX® Reflux Management System
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Roux-en-Y Syndrome
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Resection
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Open Access Plus
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Coventry Health Care
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
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Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
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INTotal Health
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Medica
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Medicaid
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Molina Healthcare
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Molina
MultiPlan
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Simply Healthcare Plans
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Tricare
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Navigate HMO
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United Healthcare
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WellCare
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About Me

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Michel is board certified in General Surgery. He also completed a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Orlando Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Keesler Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2015
University of Florida / Shands Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Michel, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (843) 875-8994.

Does Dr. Michael Michel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Michel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Michel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Michael Michel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Michel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Michael Michel, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Michael Michel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Michel frequently treats Hiatal Hernia, Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia, and Acid Reflux Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Michel treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Michel, MD's office located?

Dr. Michel's office is located at 295a Midland Pkwy Ste 120, Summerville, SC 29485. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

The Regional Medical Center

Orangeburg, SC

56% Patient Experience Rating, 13% lower than the national average