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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.Read more

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Dr. Matzinger's Reviews

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based on 32 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Matzinger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Conway, SC |
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.
Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care. We love to hear about these positive experiences. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!
Little River, SC |
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
We strive to provide the highest quality in patient care. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us!
in myrtle Beach. S.c. |
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
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
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
in Roanoke Rapids, NC |
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
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
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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Dr. Matzinger's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Matzinger's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  Sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

    What is medical malpractice
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    Sanction

    Dr. Matzinger has received 1 sanction

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    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Disciplinary action in another state (9/22/2009)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Steven Alfred Matzinger; License # MD066357L

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      The physician has been disciplined by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.

      Action Taken:

      The physician has Permanently Voluntarily Surrendered his license to practice medicine in the State of Pennsylvania.

    • State: Pennsylvania
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    Dr. Matzinger has 1 board action

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    What are board actions
    • Unprofessional Conduct (10/29/2014)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: South Carolina
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  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Ohio

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    The Mercy Hosp of Pittsburgh

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    The Mercy Hosp of Pittsburgh

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Toledo

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Medicine
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Heart Surgery
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Whipple Procedure