Dr. William Banish, MD

Dr. William Banish, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. William Banish, MD is a general surgery specialist in Lancaster, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1991 and specializes in general surgery.

421 W Meeting St

Lancaster, SC 29720

Contact Information

(803) 286-8688

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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more than 98% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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more than 98% of peers
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more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

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47  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • 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 Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • 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
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. William Banish, MD
I just had Hernia surgery and this was my first surgery every and it went very well. Dr Banish is great and easy to talk too. I could understand every thing I was very impressed. I will use Dr Banish every time if I could. Lawrence Bynum
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Lawrence in Lancaster SC – Feb 05, 2018
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I was in Springs Memorial Hospital the day after Christmas, 2017, after a CT scan for stomach pain I was told I would be having surgery because of a perforated ulcer. First surgery I ever had in 65 years and Dr. Banish performed it! I had a quick recovery after one week in the hospital thanks to...Read More
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Gloria Polston in Lancaster, S.C. – Jan 24, 2018
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I would defiantly recommending Dr. Banish to family and friends. Dr. Banish has been taking care of my surgery needs for the past 4 years. He is a great surgeon. I' am very grateful to him for all he has done for me and my Wife. The staff at General Surgery of Lancaster have been very nice to me...Read More
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Ray Faile in Lancaster, SC – Jan 03, 2017
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I was admitted into the hospital with a bowl obstruction that caused me a considerable amount of pain. I was in his care for 5 days. He spent a maximum of 5 minutes with me through the whole time. I would ask him questions and he would just walk out of the room. He had the nerve to question why I...Read More
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Bill in Chester sc – Dec 23, 2015
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