Dr. Susan Pabst, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 57

Dr. Pabst
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Carolina Surgery and Cancer Center

1501 Tate Blvd SE Hickory, NC 28602

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(828) 485-2707

Dr. Susan Pabst, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pabst has more experience with Breast Surgery and Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from East Carolina U, School of Medicine medical school in 1990. She is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pabst to book an appointment.


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Dr. Pabst is affiliated with Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pabst

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pabst treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pabst treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 485-2707.

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery includes breast augmentation and breast reduction, which can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, as well as breast reconstruction following mastectomy.Compare with other Breast Surgery specialists.

Dr. Pabst treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision of Breast Tumor
Breast Surgical Procedure
Mastectomy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Dr. Pabst treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Pabst's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Pabst's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pabst

4.4

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (22)
  • Office environment (22)
  • Staff friendliness (22)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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The Best doctor in Hickory! Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Debra Caywood – Oct 09, 2020
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Dr. Pabst is amazing. Her bed side manner is welcoming. She is funny and truthful. I find visits enjoyable and comforting. Highly recommend her.
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Sep 26, 2019
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I have had 2 surgeries with Dr. Pabst. I love her! She is very informative and friendly.
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Melinda in Newton, NC – Feb 20, 2019
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I have had her for two surgeries. She explained everything, answered all questions,and took all the TIME I needed. When surgery was completed, she talked to my children immediately to keep them in the loop. I have never felt so comfortable with ANY Dr. before.
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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Harriet in Hickory, NC – Sep 11, 2018
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Love, love , love her. She did surgery on myself, daughter and my ex husband. Wonderful surgeon with a great personality....
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Lori in Hickory, nc – Jun 29, 2017
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Dr. Pabst is very understanding and thorough. I have seen her many times and she has also performed surgery on my son. I would recommend her highly. Can not say enough good things about her.
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Patti Corley – Feb 23, 2017
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This woman is amazing! She eased my mind and my fears. She's thorough and there is no doubt in my mind that she is a dedicated surgeon.
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Melissa G in Conover, NC – Nov 01, 2016
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Very compassionate about her profession. I couldn't have asked for a finer surgeon.. She is a great health care provider.. Thank you for your care.
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Laurel ide in Newton NC – Jan 19, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Susan Pabst, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pabst has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

1990
East Carolina U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Susan Pabst, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pabst has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Susan Pabst, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Susan Pabst, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pabst frequently treats Breast Surgery and Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Pabst specializes.

Where is Dr. Susan Pabst, MD's office located?

Dr. Pabst's office is located at 1501 Tate Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Carolina Surgery and Cancer Center

Carolina Surgery and Cancer Center1501 Tate Blvd SE Hickory, NC 28602
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)