Dr. Steven Matzinger, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 52

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(843) 497-6348

Dr. Steven Matzinger, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Matzinger has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical College Of Ohio medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Matzinger to book an appointment.


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Grand Strand Surgical Care

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Grand Strand Surgical Care199 Village Center Blvd Ste 100 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Grand Strand Surgical Care199 Village Center Blvd Ste 300 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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I have held the telephone for over 20 minutes to reschedule an appointment. First time I called it was longer and I finally hung up. Dr. Matzinger is an excellent surgeon. Getting in touch with someone at his office, however, is a nightmare. Still holding phone.
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I had hemorrhoids - not little ones but big ones. Dr. Matzinger explained the procedure to me and made sure I knew what to expect. There were no complications even though it turned out to be more of a job than he expected. As he said, the first few days after the surgery were bad but each day saw more progress. Now, three and a half weeks later, I'm a little sore but it's WAY better than it was. The follow-up visits with the PA were very helpful in providing answers to my questions.
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Hemorrhoid Guy in North Myrtle Beach, SC – Sep 14, 2017
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I had surgery 5/16/2017.Dr Matzinger and his Nurse Practitioner Kelly took care of me in best possible way. Right after surgery Dr M was right there to explain everything. Kelly came every morning and every afternoon /evening to check on me. My follow up care was excellent. I was always a able to contact them would always call him for any other surgery I may need
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Joyce E Dowling in Little River, SC – Aug 18, 2017
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Very good bedside manners. Explains everything.
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Tina in Myrtle Beach – Aug 11, 2017
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Excellent bedside manner. Very willing to work with you and your schedule. Excellent staff that is very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him!
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Myrtle Beach, SC – May 09, 2017
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I came to Dr. Matzsinger as a NP with a growth on my thyroid. I was ref by my family doctor. was concerned and somewhat nervous. After reviewing my scan and ultrasound, he eased my concern with explaining in great detail that it is small and we should wait 6 months and do another ultrasound and re evaluate. I was impressed, most surgeons jump right into surgery as no matter what. He didn't. He did what was best for me. I still may have to later but that's ok. He answered all questions patiently.
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TH in Myrtle Beach, SC – May 09, 2017
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Could not have asked for better care.
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Myrtle Beach, SC – May 09, 2017
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I found Dr. Matzinger took all the time needed to answer my questions regarding surgical options and procedures. He was very thorough in the exam and I felt very comfortable with him as my surgeon.
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Conway, SC – Mar 14, 2017
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DOCTOR MATSINGER SAVED THE LIFE OF MY WIFE. SHE WAS DEAD ON ARRIVAL WAS A STRAIGHT LINE HAD COMPLETELY BLED OUT FIVE PINTS OF BLOOD. SHE WAS BLEEDING FROM HER INTESTINES. HAD POCKETS AS BIG AS GOLF BALLS IN HER INTESTINES. BOTHLARGE AND SMALL. HE TOOK OUT ALL OF HER LARGE INTESTINE AND ABOUT TWO FOOT OF HER SMALL INTESTINE. JUST ENOUGH LEFT OF THE SMALL INTESTINE TO ABSORB SOME NUTRIENTS. 5PLUS HOURS AND 19 PINTS OF BLOOD THRU THE OPERATION. AFTER SURGERY SHE DID NOT WANT TO LIVE 2YRS NOW
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Little River, SC – Mar 07, 2017
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Dr. matzinger performed carotid artery surgery on Me the end of August 2015. I have been traveling the past 4 months and was diagnosed with skin cancer ,the surgeon wanted to perform surgery in Indiana. I traveled 900 miles to come home and ask him to take care of me. I trust him with my life, Ron Pittman
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Ron Pittman in myrtle Beach. S.c. – Nov 05, 2016
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Dr. Matzinger his was there when i need him he took very good care of me.i had a tumor removed and he explained ever step his nurse Lesley is exceptional
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Marilyn cullipher in Myrtle Beach, SC – Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Matzinger's God-given skills saved my life. I was shot four times, with three of those shots in the chest. Four entry wounds and three exit wounds. Dr. Matzinger is a wonderfully talented surgeon. I am also proud to call him my friend. Thank-you. JAH
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James in Roanoke Rapids, NC – Aug 04, 2016
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I would never hesitate to have Dr. Matzinger operate on me again. He is courteous and concerned. Surgery was cartoid surgery and I am doing great.
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Joseph Temple in Myrtle Beach, SC – May 10, 2016
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Dr. Matzinger accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger performs Gallbladder Removal more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger performs this procedure more than 53% of their peers

Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger performs this procedure more than 48% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Appendectomy, Open
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matzinger performs Appendectomy, Open more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Matzinger performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

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Dr. Matzinger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • 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)
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Whipple Procedure
  • Wound Repair

About Me

The physicians and staff of Grand Strand Surgical Specialists are committed to providing prompt, compassionate, state of the are surgical care. We believe in a team approach to patient care, and work diligently to maintain coordinated multi-specialty care and patient follow-up to achieve optimal outcomes.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
The Mercy Hosp of Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
2001
The Mercy Hosp of Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
1996
Medical College Of Ohio
Medical School
1989
University of Toledo
Undergraduate School

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Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)