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Dr. Stephen Savage, MD

Urology ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Savage

MUSC Urology Clinic

135 RUTLEDGE ST Charleston, SC 29425

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Dr. Stephen Savage, MD is an urology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993 and specializes in urology.


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I was sent to Dr. Savage by the VA for a lithotripsy to break up a kidney stone. After waiting 3 months to have what i was told would be the lithotripsy i was finally seen Dec 4th, waited 1.5 hours just to see him and be informed that this was only a consult. I Questioned him why i wasnt informed and why i couldn't have made a later appt. He then responded incredibly rudely and stormed out of the exam room like a child. Wishing me "good luck with that". He was Incredibly unprofessional and rude.
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Excellent doctor, very thorough and willing to go the extra mile when other doctors may discount your concerns. He listened to my wants and desires for treatment.
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I drove 6 hrs rnd trip for my 9am appt w/ Dr Savage. I have seen him 3 times over 5 yrs. Visits consist of ultrasound to measure size of cyst on my kidney checking for any abnormal growth or shape, urine specimen and physical inspect. I explained I had quite a bit more pain in the last 6 mo. Today, nothing occurred, literal waste of a day of my life! Was told i could schedule an ultrasound at a later time/date. Another trip? No tx. Left feeling trivial & insignificant, a bother to Dr Savage! TX!
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I saw Dr. Savage two years ago for a urinary tract infection and what I consider to be minor problems. Every test he did was designed to fail. If he had suggested a simple cystoscopy to investigate further I would have been all onboard. Instead he wanted to do an $80,000 TERP procedure that may have had very serious life changing consequences. I had some bleeding two weeks ago and needed to see him. Hours later an arrogant nurse called and said he wouldn't see me because I didn't let him ....
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The worst bedside manor of any doctor I have ever encountered. I am a bedside nurse and I attended this appointment as a Nurse Advocate for a patient. Dr. Savage was rude, uninterested in listening to the patient, and very unclear with his advice. He offered little to no explanation of the patients condition or treatment plan.
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THIS MY SECOND SURVEY Feb.2012 had my cancer frozen doctor that work with doctor savage made me comfortable and care about.I was in and out in just days and the visting nurses took care of me at home.Doctor Savage is a caring person he came in to see me they also took care of my dibeties.I would still being seeing him if my daughters did not move me away...I thank you Doctor Savage for showing what was going too happen to me by drawing the procedure and I still have those drawings.you have ten s
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Helping to bring the understanding of my expertise to my patients in a straightforward manner, so that they can make the right decision in their health care.

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2000
1999
1994
1993

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(843) 792-7888

Dr. Savage accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Dr. Savage's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Kidney and Ureter Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Savage performs Kidney and Ureter Removal more than 99% of his peers

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

Urinary Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Savage treats Urinary Disorders more than 99% of his peers

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

Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Savage performs Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Savage performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Pediatric Heart Transplants
  • Radical Nephrectomy
  • Renal Transplant

Dr. Savage's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Percutaneous Kidney Stone Removal
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections