General Surgery in Charleston

Our team is happy to provide a wide range of advanced general surgeries to the great residents and families of Mount Pleasant. We understand the importance of respect and comfort when our health hits a bump in the road. You are not alone, and our local surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman is here to help guide you through the general surgery process. From colonoscopies and upper endoscopy to other general surgery procedures, know that you have an industry leader on your side.

Now is the time to make a positive change and carve out a path to a healthier and happier you! Please get in touch with us today to learn more about the general surgeries we offer at (843) 981-5006.


Healthcare that goes above and beyond.

East Cooper General Surgery believes that two-way communication and patient relationships are a partnership that spans a lifetime and is the key to good health. We strive to provide patient-centered healthcare and invite our patients and their families to be a part of the care team, as equal members in the decision-making and treatment process.

Our highly trained, board-certified surgeon and support team are here to provide patients and their families with information on all their options, and are more than happy to offer a second opinion for patients who have been told that they need surgery.

Our goal always is to help patients have the best possible surgical experience, along with the best possible outcome.

We look forward to working with you and your family to help you maintain good health. You also can count on us to be there should you or a loved one ever become ill, injured or have concerns about a health issue.

Commitment Statement

What you can expect as our patient:

  • We foster an environment of courtesy and respect every day.
  • Every patient, one at a time, deserves the right to be individually cared for.
  • We’ll be considerate of your time. We will attempt to see each patient as close to their scheduled appointment as possible.
  • We welcome our patients input and encourage our patients to tell us how we are doing.
  • Our team of healthcare professionals is committed to doing our job in a manner that least inconveniences our patients.
  • We practice patient-centric medicine at our practice.
  • Everything we do is intended to benefit you, our patient.
  • Our goal is to exceed your expectations.

Our Services

East Cooper General Surgery provides an array of advanced surgical services and treatments to care for a wide range of health conditions. Employing laparoscopic and endoscopic minimally invasive surgery techniques whenever possible, patients can experience a faster recovery time in addition to less pain and scarring.

Surgical Approaches

Minimally invasive and traditional open surgical techniques including endoscopic procedures, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.


  • Abdominal surgery
  • Acid reflux surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastrointestinal disease treatment
  • Hernia surgery
  • Intestinal disorders