Tidelands Health opens outpatient surgery center at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach
Not-for-profit health system continues to expand services in growing region
A new outpatient surgery center at Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common is now open, adding to the diversity of care and treatment available at the state-of-the-art medical complex.
Tidelands Health Surgery Center, located on the first floor of the medical park at 2200 Crow Lane in Myrtle Beach, offers patients a convenient location for a wide variety of outpatient surgeries and clinical procedures. With 10,000 square feet of space, it features four operating suites, as well as comfortable pre- and post-operative areas. A variety of outpatient procedures for adult and pediatric patients can be completed in the new surgery center, including colonoscopies, endoscopies, orthopedic surgeries, procedures for ear, nose and throat conditions and more. The surgery center opened May 3.
“This new surgery center adds to an already diverse mix of services offered in one convenient location,” said Jason Self, director of operations at Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common. “Patients can now have their outpatient procedures performed in the same building where they see their primary and specialty care providers. This close proximity of services creates an environment for highly collaborative care under one roof.”
Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common, which opened in September 2019, ushered in a new era of medical care in the Myrtle Beach area. Designed to offer a comprehensive array of medical services in one location, the medical park brings together more than a half dozen practices and specialties – including primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, pain management and more – to provide highly coordinated care all under one roof and close to home.
Since the medical park’s opening, Tidelands Health has continued to add new services, including endocrinology, ENT, pediatric orthopedics and now the outpatient surgery center.
A patient can see his or her physician, have an imaging study, undergo outpatient surgery and complete physical therapy – all at the medical park.
“Having that continuity of care makes a big difference and puts patients at ease,” Self said. “It’s not only convenient but also comforting for patients to receive their medical care in one location with the same familiar faces helping them every step of the way.”
The new surgery center also fills a need for more outpatient surgical facilities in the fast-growing Myrtle Beach area. It is one of multiple initiatives Tidelands Health has undertaken to keep pace with the region’s tremendous population growth.
The health system also is developing a 34,000-square-foot medical park in Carolina Forest and is seeking state approval to build Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital at the interchange of S.C. 31 and S.C. 707 in south Horry County. Pending approval by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the 36-bed hospital will offer an emergency department; medical, surgical and critical care; operating suites; diagnostic imaging; laboratory services and more.