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Published on July 22, 2014

Surgical Specialists of Waccamaw expands to Georgetown

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Surgical Specialists of Waccamaw, which opened in Murrells Inlet in 2012, has expanded its services to Georgetown to better serve patients throughout the Tidelands region.

Located at 469 Marina Drive, Surgical Specialists of Waccamaw is the only full-time general surgery practice in Georgetown. It is staffed by Dr. Robert  Brockman, Dr. Sunil Lalla and Dr. Matthew Metz, who practice at Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital. 

All three physicians are board-certified and do minimally invasive, open incision and scope-assisted surgery, including hernia repair, gallbladder gastrointestinal and skin cancer procedures. They also provide comprehensive vascular care, arterial and venous disease treatment and chronic wound care.

Dr. Brockman earned his medical degree and completed his internship at MUSC. He completed his residency in general surgery at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Lalla earned his medical degree from Emory University. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee at Memphis and did a fellowship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Dr. Metz earned his medical degree at West Virginia University and completed his internship and residency at Charleston Area Medical Center – Department of Surgery.

The office number for Surgical Specialists is 843.520.8780. It is a practice of Georgetown Physician                  Services, which is part of Georgetown Hospital System. The Murrells Inlet office is at Wachesaw Medical Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 130, across from WCH. That number is 843.652.8390.


Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.