Dr. Mark Pack

Primary Care, General Surgery
Florence, SC
33 years experience male

Locations

The Floyd Medical Group

Florence, SC

Address

805 Pamplico Highway, Medical Mall A, Suite 230, Florence, SC
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(877) 991-6880

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Medicaid

Medicare

No Value

Workers Compensation

Aetna

CHAMPUS

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Surgeon with over 31 years of experience. I offer advanced, compassionate surgery for adults. "My father was an OB/Gyn and other family members are medical professionals too. I grew up seeing them help people live better lives and I wanted to follow in their footsteps."

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Breast Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

892 Answers
2.1K Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Obvious means seen: Obvious just means that the fissure was easily detected on his exam. Not a bad thing, just proof of a solid diagnosis. Continue your treatment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
See your doctor: Third degree burns are deep burns. They do scar. They sometimes will need a skin graft to heal. See your doctor asap for proper treatment.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Very Possible: Anal fissures and hemorrhoids can be quite painful at times.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Infection: Shooting up and doing drugs is very dangerous. You are risking your life in many ways. The infection you developed could spread and cause loss of skin... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Avoid infection: Keep the area clean with soap and water. You can also use a topical antibiotic ointment. Cover with a dry dressing/Band-Aid.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: A mole is just an area of skin that has a high concentration of melanocytes or pigmented cells. Other skin gland such as hair follicles or sweat gland... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxativ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Variable: Ideal body weight should be a range not a specific number. It can vary based on a number of issues such as race, ethnicity, physical characteristics..... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Normal: The average penis is 4.7 to 6.3 inches in size. More importantly, if your girl is happy, you should be happy!! Stop worrying!! You are fine!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Black Stool ??: If your stool is black, that is an indication of blood in the stool. The longer blood has been in the GI tract the darker it gets. Black stools could ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Hemorrhoids??: You may have hemorrhoids or swelling of the anal tissue. Is the diarrhea chronic? This may be irritating the tissue and causing swelling. Hard to say ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Iron causes constipa: Iron causes constipation. It may me helpful to try a differnet formulation. While on Iron, be sure to drink a lot of water and take in plenty of fiber... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Balanced diet: Losing weight involves consuming a balanced diet and exercise. Protein is definitely needed. Post work-out replenishment should involve a balance of n... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
??: Possible progression/reactication of the disease. See your doctor ASAP.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: The only way to get rid of a lipoma is to surgically remove it.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
See your doctor: Quit being afraid. Get the proper evaluation and treatment and then get on with your life. If you don't, your fear will only get worse!!
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Most common risks: include a failure to respond to the surgery, continued symptoms, (studies show 50 to 70%$ have improvement in symptoms), nerve injury, bleeding, infec... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
See a Urologist: You need to see a kidney specialist. A urologist is a specialist in bladder and kidney problems. You might need a cystoscopy (a scope looking into the... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
No strenuous activit: An incisional hernia needs to be repaired. Strenuous activity and exercise can worsen the problem. It can cause bowel to protrude through the hernia d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Ulcer??: See your doctor. You may have an ulcer. You may need medication, possibly an upper endoscopy to evaluate the stomach for an ulcer.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: If you are having reflux symptoms, hiatal hernia is a common finding. It can sometimes be detected on an UGI or can be seen if an EGD/upper endoscopy ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: Villous adenomas are benign. They are considered pre-malignant, but not cancer. In-situ is the earliest stage of cancer, Stage 0. The two are definite... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Variable: Anal fissures can be difficult to heal. It may take 2 weeks, it could take 2 months or more. The potential problem is that the fissure can re-tear aft... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
See you doctor asap: Black stool, light headed, and shortness of breath are signs of a GI bleed with a significant loss of blood. Have you ever had ulcers? See a doctor AS... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Need more info: Wound care has advanced a lot in the past few years. I need more info to be able to answer your question. Do you go to a wound care center? If not, co... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
No, but see your Dr.: It is hard to tell what it is without an exam, but it may be a cyst or a lipoma. Have your doctor check it. If it is getting larger or painful, it may... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Congratulations: on your successful treament of breast cancer. Are you continuing your follow-ups with your doctors/surgeon? Are you continuing to do monthly self brea... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
See your doctor: Pain after surgery can be normal. If it is severe, you need to see your surgeon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
??: Your question is very vague. Need more details. Throwing up clear liquid makes me concerned for more of an acid irritation type problem, but much more... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Most have none: Most moles have no symptoms. Itching and bleeding are the most common symptoms of moles that raise the concern for skin cancer.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: Breast cancer typically is not painful. Early on there is usually no pain. More advanced breast cancer can be painful. Early on the typical finding is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Either possible: After a hernia repair there's always a chance of reoccurrence. If your pain continues, see your doctor to evaluate. If there is a reoccurrence, consid... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yeast infection??: Antibiotics can knock out the good bacteria and lead to a candida yeast infection. See your doctor for confirmation of the diagnosis and proper treatm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: Toradol can damage the liver, therefore its use is limited to very short periods of time.
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: It could be a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure/tear. See your doctor to evaluate further.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Infected cyst: it sounds like it could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You need to see your doctor to get it examined to know for sure. Cysts can be present for years... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Cysts are a normal thing for the ovaries. Cysts form with each mentrual cycle. They typically come and go.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Most wart removals are successful. Occasionally they will recur.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Not Sure: CEA is best used as a follow-up after colon cancer diagnosis. A rising CEA could mean a recurrence. 3.7 is still not very high. Talk to her surgeon.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
DCIS is Cancer: DCIS is Cancer. It is considered stage 0 because it has not invaded the tissues yet. It is the earliest stage a Cancer can be found.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Varies: The amount of weight you will lose after gastric sleeve surgery varies. It depends upon your motivation, your diet, your exercise,… There are studies... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: Inflamed, Thrombosed or clotted hemorrhoids will go down over time. Most hemorrhoids once present will not go away unless surgically removed.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Keep Clean: Keep Clean with soap and water. Use topical antibiotic ointment.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Hard to know: Lipomas on the spermatic cord are usually incidental findings at the time of surgery. Whether they cause pain is hard to determine.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Some people have gallstones, but are not symptomatic. If you are having symptoms, you will have plenty of time to heal if you go ahead and have surger... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Change Antibiotics: Three courses of the same antibiotic with continued symptoms says you need a different antibiotic. See your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: It is safe. Enjoy your baby!!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Up to 30 percent: the rate of recurrence or persistence can be up to 30%, and recurrences can occur even decades after the initial treatment. - See more at: http://www.... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Not necessarily: Ductal cancer does not meas the duct was blocked.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: Seeing a new physician requires that they get as detailed a history as possible so that they can treat you properly. The only way to prevent repeating... Read More
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Jul 20, 2014
I endorse Dr. Park. He is actively involved in providing health education to the public via Healthtap. He shares understandable, accurate & compassionate information. I learn a lot from his entries.
Aug 26, 2014
A talented and experienced physician with exceptional level of dedication. It is an honor to have him here on HealthTap, and in South Carolina. Highly recommended!
May 28, 2017
I've learned a lot from reading Dr. Pack's answers here on healthtap and look forward following him here on Healthtap.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your reply been seen by urologist not happy with the outcome have the problem since brachytherapy in nov 2011. Any other advice thank y
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Residency

Letterman Army Hospital

Awards

Health Tap Founding Medical Expert
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Top Doctor, Second Place, South Carolina - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
291 ratings

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Sep 29, 2023 Crescent Springs, KY
Very professional and helpful - a fantastic experience!
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Apr 21, 2023 Hertford, NC
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Mar 11, 2023 Vandalia, OH
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