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Dr. Mark Pack

Primary Care, General Surgery
Florence, SC
32 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

Tuesday: 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Many options: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as st... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: I suppose it is possible to get an infection if nibbling roughly on the breast or nipple breaks the skin. It is unlikely, though not necessarily impos... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Risk of cancer: "pre-cancerous" polyps have a risk of becoming cancer if allowed to grow and get larger. These need to be removed by colonoscopy usually.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Lipomas seem to just: occur in some people. There is nothing you can do to prevent them from occurring. The only way to get rid of them is surgical excision,
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: The shape of the breast has nothing to do with breast cancer.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes, doubt helpful: If you have a fissure, use Tucks pads (witch hazel) to help. There are Rx creams you can use - see your doctor.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: The unfortunate thing about hernias is that no matter how a hernia is fixed, it can always recur.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: It is not common. But I have seen gallbladder cause problems on the left side of the abdomen.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
See you doctor: The ingrown nail needs to be excised. You may also need an antibiotic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Activity: A hypothyroid is an underactive thyroid. A hyperactive thyroid is an overactive thyroid. Hypothyroid usually leads to weight gain along with a lot of ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not enough info: It may mean nothing, could mean a lot of things depending on your symptoms. Thickened colon could be normal in a non-distended colon, could be inflamm... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not necessarily: But, if the gallbladder is very inflamed walking or any movement can certainly make the pain worse.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: Hiatal hernias tend to cause epigastric pain and heartburn
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Probably not: By a distended bladder I take it they are referring to the urinary bladder. Phleboliths are literally vein stones, and represent calcification within ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Inguinal Hernia: A reducible inguinal hernia means that with pressure, it reduces or returns back into the abdominal cavity. With standing, coughing, sneezing...it oft... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Quit picking!!: Keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporon. Quit picking at it so it can heal. If this doesn't help o... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not certain: Sessile means it was flat. You need to find out was pathologic type of polyp it was.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Sound like prolapse: Your description sound like a rectal prolapse. Surgery is available to help with this problem. See your doctor and or surgeon for evaluation of option... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
More Info needed: What makes you say you have a breast lump? Do you feel a lump? but the doctor doesn't? Ultrasound doesn't show it?? Are you just having pain? There a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Closed head injury: Since you have become symptomatic from the fall, which sounds like it was significant, I would recommend you be seen and evaluated with a head CT (cat... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
See your surgeon: See the surgeon who performed your hemicolectomy. I don'y have enough info to answer your question. You need examined and possibly further work-up.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Watch for infection: Open wound are prone to infection, especially in ocean water or lake water where you do not know what kind of bacteria may be present. Keep the wound ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes...but: If you need surgical treatment for the hemorrhoids, you will most likely need a general surgeon.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Hida Scan??: Have you had a HIDA scan? A normal gallbladder ultrasound does not necessarily rule out gallbladder disease. A HIDA scan is needed to asses the gallbl... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe normal: Stool can be a variety of colors. May just be due to diet. See your doctor if you are concerned regarding malabsorption.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Very Possible: It is possible to have hemorrhoids and not have any symptoms like pain or bleeding. It is possible that what you are feeling when you sit down is hemo... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Let it heal: If the wart appears to be gone, let it heal and see what it looks like. You can always resume the treatment if it come back. Don't overdo it and creat... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Evaluated?: Have you discussed it with your doctor? Have you had an upper endoscopy? See your doctor. Get the proper evaluation so you can be treated appropriatel... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Clarify question : I am not clear on your question. If you are referring to washing out the abdominal cavity/pelvic cavity it would usually occur at the end of the surge... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: Lipomas in the bowel wall will not cause diarrhea.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not likely: Ulcers are not a common side effect of metformin
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Possible anal fissur: It sounds like you may have an anal fissure. This is a tear of the mucosa in the anal canal. It typically causes pain during the passage of stool and... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: If you have a greater, and you have had it for a year, and is getting larger, you need to see your family physician as soon as possible. Please have t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Need Foley Carheter: Sometimes after surgery it can be difficult to urinate. If someone is unable to urinate, that person needs to have a Foley catheter inserted into the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: plantar warts are an example of warts that are under the skin and are hard to see as they do not grow up and above the skin surface.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: On the other hand, women often develop bladder infection after engaging in sexual intercourse, probably as a result of the urethra being bruised durin... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
See your doctor: You need an exam to be able to answer this question. If you have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, you may need to see a surgeon.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Warts are some of the skin lesions that can be removed in the office under local anesthesia. Some family doctors will do the procedure, also general s... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not necessarily: Focal asymmetry could just mean more dense tissue in one breast versus the other. Discuss it with your doctor.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: A GB EF of 19% is definitely abnormal. Chronic inflammation of the GB can cause you to 'not feel well'. You may not necessarily have the typical gallb... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Spicy food during pregnancy can aggravate heartburn, particularly as the pregnancy progresses. Heartburn can be a problem in pregnancy and certain foo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Is there a question?: All medicines may have side effects. Common side effects of Monistat include headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lowe... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Many possibilities: Rectal bleeding should not be taken lightly...even at your young age. You could have something simple as hemorrhoids or a whole variety of other thing... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Excise it: If it is recurring, see a surgeon to have it removed.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Either possible: You need to see you doctor to have an exam. Rectal bleeding is not to be taken lightly. Most people feel embarrassed to see their doctor for this prob... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Possible GERD: GERD is gastroesophageal refulx disease. What causes your symptoms? Food? Spicy? Alcohol? Caffeine? Chocolate? Have you had an upper endoscopy to eval... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not enough info: Why was the colostomy done? Why was the Kidney removed? The surgeon who performed the surgery would be the best one to answer your question.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: When trying to get pregnant, having frequent sex during your ovulation period increases your odds of getting pregnant. When you are not sure of when y... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on the pain: The ED cannot do much for the hiatal hernia other than treat any heartburn pain - probably a GI cocktail to neutralize the acid. The Kidney stones are... 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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This was very helpful. Thanks! My husband was able to get me to the ER by that time both eyes were swelling. They saw me right away and gave me an IV of a steroid and benadryl.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! She really happens to believe it. Consult. in a few days. I'll bring it up. SOBE mainly for tourists and those in 20's to perhaps mid 30's. Bye!

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
285 ratings

20 top reviews

33-year-old male
Sep 9, 2022 Dunn, NC
Very helpful and listened to my concern. Addressed it properly and professionally.
46-year-old female
Aug 14, 2022 Greensboro, NC
A pleasure to work with!
30-year-old male
Aug 6, 2022 Dublin, OH
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