Dr. Thomas Byrne, MD

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Dr. Thomas Byrne, MD

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Dr. Byrne is interested in general and laparoscopic surgery with a focus on bariatric surgery . Dr. Byrne typically performs lap band surgery and gastric bypass surgery. The success rate for bariatric surgeries performed at the Medical University of South Carolina parallels the national average. Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery typically lose 60-70 percent of their excess weight while patients who undergo a Lap-band procedure lose 55-65 percent of their excess weight. The vast majorities of patients will keep their weight off for life.** Listen to an audio introduction (below)by Dr. Thomas Byrne for more information about Dr. Byrne.Read more

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NGS CoreSource
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin 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
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    The Royal College Of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

    Graduated in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Jervis Street Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Byrne'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
  • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Byrne's Office & Staff

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Dr. Byrne's Care Philosophy

Dr. Byrne is interested in general and laparoscopic surgery with a focus on bariatric surgery . Dr. Byrne typically performs lap band surgery and gastric bypass surgery. The success rate for bariatric surgeries performed at the Medical University of South Carolina parallels the national average. Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery typically lose 60-70 percent of their excess weight while patients who undergo a Lap-band procedure lose 55-65 percent of their excess weight. The vast majorities of patients will keep their weight off for life.** Listen to an audio introduction (below)by Dr. Thomas Byrne for more information about Dr. Byrne.