From treatment for heart arrhythmia to cardiac surgery, we offer a full range of cardiac services at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. Serving Columbia, Lexington, Hartsville and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina, our care begins with disease prevention and management and extends to cardiovascular surgery.
Our caring team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons offer innovative services and leading-edge procedures for all types of patients, from pediatric to geriatric. We expertly treat conditions ranging from congestive heart failure to heart valve disorders and peripheral vascular disease to atrial fibrillation.
What is a Cardiologist?
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels — the cardiovascular system. You might also visit a cardiologist to learn about risk factors for heart disease and find out what measures you can take for better heart health.
When dealing with a complex health condition like heart disease, it is important that you find the right match between you and your specialist. A diagnosis of heart or vascular disease often begins with your primary care doctor, who then refers you to one of our cardiologists. Our cardiologists evaluate your symptoms and your medical history, and may recommend tests for a more definite diagnosis. Your cardiologist will then determine if your condition can be managed under his or her care using medicines or other available treatments. If your cardiologist decides that you need surgery, you will be referred to a cardiovascular surgeon who specializes in operations on the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. You will remain under the care of your cardiologist even when you are referred to other specialists.
About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group
Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina. Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases.
Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.