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General Surgery

The general surgery service provides comprehensive surgical care for Greenville Health System.

General Surgery Procedures

General surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures. Some of the most common procedures performed by our general surgery team include:
  • Open and laparoscopic surgery of the abdomen
    • gastro-intestinal tract
    • spleen
    • pancreas
    • liver
  • Hernia surgery (both open and laparoscopic)
  • Upper endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Breast surgery for both benign and malignant conditions
  • Skin and soft tissue surgery
  • Emergency surgical care, trauma evaluation and surgery 24 hours a day seven days a week with a board certified surgeon and staff of physicians in the hospital at all times
  • Surgical critical care

Surgical Education Program

In addition to patient care, surgeons in the General Surgery division participate in the GHS surgical education program to help train future surgeons. The program teaches basic and advanced techniques to provide surgical residents with high-quality training and experience across a range of disciplines.
"It's part of our mission to train surgeons to serve our community."
Dane Smith, M.D., FACS

A Collaborative Treatment Approach

With one of the largest groups of general surgeons in the state, the GHS general surgery division assists patients with a range of needs, from routine procedures to emergency surgical care. Surgeons often collaborate with physicians in other specialties as well as referring physicians to provide the most comprehensive care and most advanced treatment available.

Surgeons are available at several convenient locations, including the Greenville Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Patewood Hospital. GHS surgeons also perform general surgery procedures at numerous outpatient locations throughout Greenville and the Upstate, SC area.

Meet Our Physicians

Greenville Health System (GHS) is home to the largest group of general surgeons in the state. Our team of general surgeons provides comprehensive surgical care to meet a range of needs.

Joseph A. Camunas, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
890 W. Faris Rd., Ste. 310
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:    (864) 455-8300

200 Patewood Drive, Suite B260
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864)454-2100

Brian W. Dach, DO

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
727 SE Main Street
Suite 130
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone:     (864) 454-6560



Timothy L. Dersch, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
340 Medical Parkway
Suite 200
Greer, SC 29650
Phone:    (864) 454-6560



Richard H. Gettys Jr., MD

Specialty:    General Surgery    
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
340 Medical Parkway
Suite 200
Greer, SC 29650
Phone:     (864) 797-9400



Benjamin M. Manning, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
890 W. Faris Rd., Ste. 310
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:     (864) 455-8300




Eric S. McGill, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery   
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
890 W. Faris Rd., Ste. 310
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:     (864) 455-8300

200 Patewood Drive, Suite B260
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864)454-2100

Richard E. Moretz, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
1690 Skylyn Drive
Suite 140
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Phone:     (864) 591-1664



John M. Rinkliff, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
890 W. Faris Rd., Ste. 310
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:     (864) 455-8300

200 Patewood Drive, Suite B260
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864)454-2100

Dane E. Smith, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
890 W. Faris Rd., Ste. 310
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:     (864) 455-8300




Bradley M. Snow, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
890 W. Faris Road
Suite 310
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:     (864) 455-8300



Harry Harlan Stone, MD Emeritus

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
701 Grove Road, Support Tower, 3rd Floor
Greenville, SC  29605
Phone:     (864) 455-1337




John T. Tate, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
1690 Skylyn Drive
Suite 140
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Phone:     (864) 591-1664



Derek S. Watson, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
727 SE Main Street
Suite 130
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone:     (864) 454-6560



Joseph H. Wentzky, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:     (864) 455-7000




Thomas O. Young, MD

Specialty:    General Surgery    
Practice:    GHS Division of General Surgery
890 W. Faris Rd., Ste. 310
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone:     (864) 455-8300

200 Patewood Drive, Suite B260
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864)454-2100