Center for General, Vascular, Endoscopic Surgery, and Medical Aesthetics

About Us

meet our staff

Our Practice

At South Carolina Surgical, we’re committed to providing you and your loved ones with exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina Surgical is known for their caring medical staff. We believe that our patients deserve the best care, and we make an effort to make sure you always feel welcome and at ease.

Whether you’re coming in for a simple checkup or a more complex treatment regimen, our dedicated team of health practitioners has the skills and resources to manage all your health needs. We can’t wait to help you feel better today.

Dion L. Franga
M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.V.I.

Board Certified General Surgeon, Interventional Nephrologist, and Endovascular Surgeon​​

VATS-Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid Procedures, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Parasophageal Hernia Surgery, Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Breast Surgery

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Franga is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery,  Interventional Nephrology by American Society of Diagnostic and Inteventional Nephrology and Endovascular surgery by the American Board of Vascular Medicine. He is registered in vascular interpretation-ARDMS. Dr. Franga completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and Bachelor science degree in biology, summa cum laude, from South Carolina State University. With many years of experience at the Regional Medical Center, Dr. Dion Franga opened this multi-disciplinary practice with patient care in mind.  

Sandra Chaplin


Cortney Herndon


Joette Kittrell


Michelle Reid


Molly Bolen


Vivienne Hutto


Nikki Nix


Heidi Carson

Insurance Coordinator

Teresa Fenton


Keri Anne Westbury

Vascular Sonographer

Joanna Stevens

Sonographer, RVT, RDMS

Important Information About

Our Staff & Your Visit

The Medical Staff

Your  Physician/provider  at South Carolina Surgical is responsible for directing your care while you are in the facility. Feel free to consult them if you have any questions regarding your medical treatment and care.

The Nursing/Office staff

Your care is provide by a team of professional nurses and certified technicians. The office manager is responsible for coordinating  your care. Feel free to contact the nurse manager if you have any questions or concerns.

Prescription Policy

  1. Ask for prescription/refills when physical  provider is in the room with you
  2. Allow 72 hours for prescription refills. 
  3. Notify physician/provider/staff of any allergies. 
  4. Notify physician/ provider. Staff of any medication  changes. 
  5. Narcotic prescriptions will be limited to a 5 day supply and no refills.

Cell Phone Policy

Patients and visitors may only use cell phones in the  main lobby. They may not be used in patient care areas.

Wireless Internet 

We have no public internet (Wifi) in the office. 

Smoking policy 

SCS is a smoke free facility. As a Healthcare institution we recognize the hazards of smoking and enforce a : No Smoking Policy: We do not permit smoking inside the building or near any entrances of the facility. 

Financial Services 

Your health and well being is our primary concern.

Some providers/services will bill separately for their services.  Such services include anesthesia service, labs, diagnostic tests and pathology services.

If you have questions regarding your bills, please call  the billing department  at 877-710-0527 or 614-965-6733 and/or see the office manager. 

Satisfaction Surveys

  1. Patients will be encouraged to review our services on line utilizing,
  2. Random satisfaction surveys will be administered using an outside company.
  3. Information gathered from these sources will be reviewed and evaluated and adjust services.  

Get In Touch

Visit Us

South Carolina Surgical
& Medical Aesthetics
3045 St Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29118

Contact Us

Phone: 803-747-7242
Billing: 877-710-0527 or 614-965-6733
Fax: 803-747-7243
Email: and South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind services are available for interpretation needs.

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