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Thomas Byrne
MUSC Health Ashley River Tower Office

(843) 792-8999

25 Courtenay Drive Charleston, SC 29425

Thomas Byrne

Dr. T Karl Byrne led the way in weight loss surgery in South Carolina, with the first bariatric program in 1992. Long before bariatric surgery was a household term, Dr. Byrne was helping patients struggling with obesity to change their lifestyles. Fast forward 25 years, and Dr. Byrne, his partner Dr. Rana Pullatt, and the team at MUSC are still leading the way with innovative procedures &- MUSC is the only South Carolina center performing biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (called 'duodenal switch' or DS for short), robotic bariatric surgery, and one of only two centers in South Carolina with accreditation to perform surgery on adolescents by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

After surgical training in his native Ireland, Byrne completed a research fellowship and surgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia. Through years at MUSC and more than 5,000 bariatric surgeries, Dr. Byrne has assembled a robust team and program with the most experienced bariatric advanced practice practitioners, registered dietitians, psychologists, and experts in all areas of bariatric practice at the state-of-the art Ashley River Tower building.

In addition to the gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch, Dr. Byrne and Dr. Pullatt perform complex revisional surgery on patients from other programs. Surgery is only the first step in a total lifestyle transformation; the interdisciplinary team who provides first class aftercare for weight loss surgery patients is critical to our patient's long term weight maintenance.

For more information about the weight loss surgery program visit our website
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Practice MUSC Health Ashley River Tower
Gender Male
Certification SC, SC-15982, VA, VA-0101048033, SC-BB3207467, SC-2015982, American Board of Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Insurances Accepted Aetna (PPO), Managed Choice, Open Choice and Exclusive Choice), Ambetter from Absolute Total Care (Marketplace) , BCBS Blue Essentials (Marketplace), Blue Choice Blue Option (Exchange Plan), Blue Choice MyChoice (Available as individual commercial product), Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Blue (PPC), Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice HealthCare (Group Health Plan), Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal (FEP), Blue Cross Blue Shield Planned Administrators, Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan for South Carolina, Cigna, Coventry, Employers Health Network/SC Business Coalition on Health, First Health, Great West Healthcare (Part of Cigna now), Humana ChoiceCare PPO (Group Health Plan) , Medcost, Tricare, United HealthCare, AllWell by Absolute Total Care, Clover Health , Absolute Total Care (NEIC), Blue Choice Medicaid, First Choice/Select Health (NEIC), Molina Healthcare , WellCare, Absolute Total Care Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan , First Choice VIP Care Plus Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan, Molina Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan
Degrees Medical Doctor
Office Name MUSC Health Ashley River Tower
Languages English
Services Thomas Byrne provides gastroenterology services in Charleston, SC. A Gastroenterologist is a physician of internal medicine who specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the digestive system. A gastroenterologist is concerned with the normal function of the digestive system; making sure that it is working properly to dispose of bodily waste.

Please call MUSC Health Ashley River Tower at (843) 792-8999 to schedule an appointment in Charleston, SC or to get more information.
Additional Services Surgeon, Doctor
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