Dr. Stephen Metropol, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Metropol
Accepting new patients

Palmetto Health-USC Surgery - Palmetto Surgical Associates

1333 Taylor St Ste 3a Columbia, SC 29201

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(803) 254-4707

Dr. Stephen Metropol, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from South Carolina U, College of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Prisma Health Baptist Hospital and Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Metropol to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Metropol is affiliated with Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital Columbia, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
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Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for South Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Metropol's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mastectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metropol performs Mastectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Metropol performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
Lumpectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metropol performs Lumpectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Metropol performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metropol performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Metropol performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Metropol's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • 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)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • 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
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Metropol accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Metropol's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Metropol

4.5

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
(11)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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I had never had surgery until 8 weeks ago when I had to have my gallbladder removed. Dr. Metropol came highly recommended from several coworkers and even before the surgery I knew why. He has a great bedside manner, makes you feel comfortable, and is an excellent surgeon. I had almost no pain postop and was back to work in 2 weeks. I recommend him to anyone needing a general surgery.
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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Sabrina – Aug 31, 2020
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I have had breast cancer twice and multiple surgeries. Dr. Metropol is the only surgeon for me! He does excellent work and is great explaining things and listening to your concerns. If you need a really good general surgeon, Dr. Metropol is your man. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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
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Wendy J in Columbia, SC – May 18, 2018
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He removed my gallbladder awesome bed side sprit great physician.
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Columbia – Feb 21, 2018
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I liked him very much. Felt at ease with him. He took very good care of me, I came in through the ER with bad stomach pains they found a blockage was admitted to hospital able to get blockage out with a tube up and through my nose into my stomach that got out what was in there so no surgery but he still checked on me everyday I was there!! Wish there were still a lot of doctors like him that do truly care for their patients!!! Thank you Dr. Metropol!!
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Sherry Griffith in West, Columbia SC – Sep 14, 2017
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Dr. Metropole performed an emergency appendectomy laproscopically. I was very pleased with his professionalism, demonstrated skill, and quality of post-operative care. He was geniunely concerned and followed my recovery to the very end. I would recommend him without hesitation. There are very few doctors left of his caliber practicing medicine for the right reasons and they are getting harder to find. Thank you Dr. Metropole.
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James Hall in Irmo, SC – Mar 23, 2017
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I surgery in2009 and he took very good care of me and my family he's operated on three of my other sister and that's why I used him and now I am going to use him again if he can help me he is just a wonderful person to have on your side
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Johnnie Dillon in N Myrtle Beach SC – Nov 15, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Metropol, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from South...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1985
South Carolina U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Stephen Metropol, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Stephen Metropol, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Metropol frequently treats Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, and Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Metropol treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Metropol, MD's office located?

Dr. Metropol's office is located at 1333 Taylor St Ste 3a, Columbia, SC 29201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Palmetto Health-USC Surgery - Palmetto Surgical Associates

Palmetto Health-USC Surgery - Palmetto Surgical Associates1333 Taylor St Ste 3a Columbia, SC 29201
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

Columbia, SC

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital

Columbia, SC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Prisma Health Richland Hospital

Columbia, SC

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