Dr. James Givens


Dr. James Givens

About Dr. Givens

Originally from Ft. Wayne Indiana, Dr. Givens was a University Division Scholar in biology at Indiana University. He is a US Air Force veteran, and during his service he was stationed at South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base.

In addition to his medical school education and residency, Dr. Givens has completed advanced thoracic surgery training. Dr. Givens has also completed postgraduate specialty training in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical procedures. These advanced procedures involve surgery of the lung, esophagus and stomach. Dr. Givens is board certified in both general surgery and bariatric medicine.


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Medical School

Vanderbilt University


General Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Awards & Special Designations

Flight Surgeon and Chief of Flight Medicine
US Air Force 1978-1982

Former Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff
Lexington Medical Center

Board Certified
American Board of Surgery

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Founding Partner of SCOSC

Surgeon at Riverside Surgical Group

South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center on Facebook