Dr. Solon Hughes, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 50

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Solon Hughes, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in West Columbia, SC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Duke University Med Center Durham Nc medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Solon Hughes, MD

South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center

146 E Hospital Dr West Columbia, SC 29169 ()
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(803) 936-3300

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Dr. Hughes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Obesity more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes performs Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Hughes performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Sleeve Gastrectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Hughes performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Megacolon
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vein Ablation
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hughes

3.7

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(9)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
26.666666666666668%
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Dr Hughes is the best! Highly skilled, professional and knowledgeable! He diagnosed and then performed a colectomy on me on June 15, 2020. My pain has gone from an 8/9 to a 2. My activity level is getting back to normal. Dr. Hughes is attentive and cares about his patients!
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
No results
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Thomas Nelson – Aug 06, 2020
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Saw Dr Hughes when I was admitted in hospital for diverticulitis after antibiotic treatment he decided I needed to have surgery to remove the bad part of my colon. Had surgery recovering well! Dr Hughes is great! He’s very concerned with his patients health. Dr Hughes pays close attention to detail and he even let me know about a test result after hours that I was concerned about. I would refer anyone to Dr Hughes without a doubt I feel very comfortable with him and his staff
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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Alicia – Nov 21, 2019
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I was referred to Dr Hughes in 2013 for a cholecystectomy. I was comfortable with him immediately and my surgery was scheduled immediately. He spoke with us before and after the surgery, and was wonderful when I followed up with him in the office. Fast forward to this year, and I'm having issues with GERD, and may choose surgery to correct. I chose to go to Dr. Hughes because I trust in him. I am all for a great bedside manner, and see nothing wrong with Dr. Hughes. Could he smile more? Crack a joke? Maybe, and he has, but my body and my life require his seriousness, and professionalism. So, as long as I have that, I am fine with the rest. Their time is very much in demand, I know, as I schedule for another practice. Thank you, Dr. Hughes, and your staff, for treating me. I appreciate your time, expertise, and professionalism.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Cyndi Patterson – Nov 03, 2019
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He doesn’t take time to talk to patient. After surgery he didn’t come by the room until the day of discharge. I found out I had a hernia repair through the nurse looking through my chart. I have call several times after surgery , and the answer is always it’s not surgery related or give it a few days and then call back. It makes me feel like it was all about the money
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Disappointed in SC – Jul 21, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Hughes by my PCP. I told him of my problems and history with small bowel obstructions. He admitted me to the hospital in a weakened state and began a conservative treatment approach. Three days later I went home with good test results and no surgery needed. He visited me every day and was directing my treatment at all times. I have dealt with many surgeons over the course of thirty years treatment and found him to be one of the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
1 person found this helpful
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Edmund Mitchell in Columbia, SC – Mar 22, 2018
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Excellent weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy. I have been very impressed by Dr. Hughes and office staff at Riverside Surgery
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
2 people found this helpful
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West Columbia, SC – May 13, 2017
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Dr. Hughes performed abdominal surgery on me last Thurs. His bedside manner is horrible, & he never spoke to my husband or mom before or after surgery. A week has passed & we haven't had a call asking how I'm doing or do we know how bad the adhesions were. With 5 incisions I was sent home with Percocet 5/325 & it didn't touch the pain. My mom called him Fri & he called in Tramadol. Thank the Lord I saw my PCP post-op. Dr. I'd never refer anyone to him for anything!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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West Columbia, SC – Feb 23, 2017
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Person that said he didn't spend the time with her was probably not aware of the schedule a surgeon is required to maintain. He took the needed time with me and answered all questions thoroughly. My surgery went very well and I have complete confidence in recommending him to my friends.
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
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tony R in Irmo, SC – Dec 29, 2016
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Tony, Thanks for your kind comments.
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I was referred to Dr. Hughes by my regular physician. This was the absolute worst doctors visit I've been on. He has a horrible bedside manner. I was only there for a consultation and the way he treated me and spoke to me I knew then he would not perform surgery on me EVER! I can't believe medical professionals have the nerve to handle people like that without any regard.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
9 people found this helpful
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EnragedWoman in West Columbia, SC – Dec 14, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

There is nothing that makes me happier that seeing a happy, satisfied patient.  I am dedicated to having excellent results and taking care of my patients...Read more

Biography

I was born in Conway, South Carolina and raised in Tabor City, North Carolina.  After I graduated from high school, I attended the University of North...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, Nc
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of Tennessee-Memphis Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Duke University Med Center Durham Nc
Medical School
1994
Unc-Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Is Dr. Solon Hughes, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Solon Hughes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hughes frequently treats Obesity, Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair, and Sleeve Gastrectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hughes treats.

Where is Dr. Solon Hughes, MD's office located?

Dr. Hughes' office is located at 146 E Hospital Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center

Solon Hughes146 E Hospital Dr West Columbia, SC 29169
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lexington Medical Center

West Columbia, SC

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)