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About Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates

Experienced and Respected Surgeons

At Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates, our expert surgeons perform more than 850 cardiac and thoracic surgeries each year.

Our heart doctors undergo extensive training and a rigorous review of their knowledge, experience and skill to provide high-quality care in Charleston, SC.

James Benner, MD is board certified in cardiac and thoracic surgery, and recognized by Healthgrades, the most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality.

Karen Gersch, MD, FACC, FACS is a board-certified fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon identified by Healthgrades for her advanced expertise in minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgical techniques and dedicated patient care.

Please call (843) 553-5616 to learn more about our services or to make an appointment with our practice..

Location Hours
Mon - Thurs: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 12:00pm