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J. Benjamin Tribble, MD, FACS
Dr. Ben Tribble was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina while his father, Dr. David Tribble, was training in surgery. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, attended public schools, and graduated from Columbia High School in 1975. He then pursued a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and graduated in 1979 with Highest Honors.
Sensing that his true calling was in medicine, he attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee and received his M.D. in 1983. From Vanderbilt he sought and received a position in the surgical training program at Wake Forest University Medical Center/Bowman Gray School of Medicine. His five-year surgical residency was completed in 1988.
In July 1988 Dr. Tribble joined Surgical Associates. He is past Chief of Surgery at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.
Dr. Tribble is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His areas of special interest are laparoscopic surgery (including reflux and obesity surgery) and vascular surgery.
Dr. Tribble along with Dr. Dalton Prickett has currently teamed up with Palmetto Health Weight Management Center in the treatment and management of morbid obesity. These two surgeons were the first in the Midlands to perform the weight-loss procedure laparoscopically.
Dalton S. Prickett, MD, FACS
General and Vascular Surgery
Dr. Prickett was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He received his B.S. from the University of South Carolina, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He then went on to receive his M.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where he graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Prickett served his residency at the University of Louisville Department of Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky and was Chief Resident from 1991 to 1992 at which time he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then served as an Instructor in the Department of Surgery from 1992 to 1993. He joined South Carolina Surgical Associates in 1993.
Dr. Prickett is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in General Surgery. He is past Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center as well as past Chief of Staff. He is also past Vice-Chief of Surgery at Providence Hospital.
Dr. Prickett along with Dr. Ben Tribble has currently teamed up with Palmetto Health Weight Management Center in the treatment and management of morbid obesity. These two surgeons were the first in the Midlands to perform the weight-loss procedure laparoscopically.
Dr. Prickett performs both general and vascular surgery. His areas of interest include laparoscopic surgery such as gallbladder, reflux (GERDS), gastric bypass, hernia, colon, spleen and appendix. His area of special interest includes endocrine and gastrointestinal surgery as well as the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Scott W. Taber, MD, FACS
Dr. Taber grew up in Neligh, Nebraska where he received his undergraduate education from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He was granted early acceptance into Creighton University School of Medicine and graduated in 1988 at which time he was inducted into Alpha Mega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Taber completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Louisville and affiliated hospitals in Louisville, KY and also served as a Fellow of the American Cancer Society. On July 1, 1995 he joined the faculty of the University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. After five years of practice in surgical oncology he joined Surgical Associates of South Carolina.
Dr. Taber is board certified in general surgery and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is past Chief of Surgery at Providence Hospital.
Dr. Taber currently contributes his services to the Providence Northeast Hospital Wound Care Center.
Dr. Taber's interests include laparoscopic surgery, hernia and gallbladder surgery as well as the diagnosis and treatment of wounds. His areas of special interest are in surgical oncology including surgery of the liver, pancreas, and esophagus.
Harris H. Parker III, MD, FACS
General and Vascular Surgery
Dr. Parker was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and earned his M.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. While in residency he was awarded with the Resident of the Year in 1999-2004 as well as the Outstanding General Surgery Resident Teaching Award in 1999-2003. Dr. Parker joined the practice of Surgical Associates of South Carolina in July 2004 upon completion of his residency.
Dr. Parker is board certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves as the Chief of Surgery at Palmetto Health Richland.
Dr. Parker performs both general and vascular surgery. His interests include vascular access for dialysis; general laparoscopic surgery; vascular surgery including carotid, aortic, lower and upper extremity arterial surgery; general surgery including hernias, breast, colon, biliary, stomach, skin, and cancer surgery.
Dr. Willcox is a native of South Carolina and a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency with the USC Department of Surgery at Palmetto Health Richland and is board certified with the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Willcox focuses his career on general surgery with a specific interest in advanced laparoscopy, endocrine and geriatric issues.