M. Lance Tavana, M.D.

Accepting New Patients

Accepting New Patients

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5 day(s) until next new
patient appointment as of
8:30 a.m. .

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  • Assistant Professor
Degree M.D.
School Temple University School of Medicine
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian
Board Certification
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery: Certificate of Added Qualification of Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cancer - Melanoma & Skin
Clinical Interests
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Skin cancer
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Body contouring
  • Wound care
  • Arthritis
  • Scar revision
Accepts New Patients Yes
5 day(s) until next new
patient appointment as of
8:30 a.m. 2/21/2017.

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To request an appointment call our representatives at 843-792-1414


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M. Lance Tavana, M.D., is a board certified plastic surgeon with additional board certification in hand surgery. Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Tavana attended college at Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. in Biology in 2000. Medical school brought him back east to Philadelphia, where he obtained his medical degree at Temple University in 2004. Residency sent him south to the University of South Florida, where after completing his internship in general surgery, he continued his plastic surgery residency at USF, graduating in 2011. Further fellowship training in the specialty of hand and upper extremity surgery continued in Pittsburgh, PA, through the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Since 2012, Dr. Tavana has served as full time faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is currently the program director for the MUSC Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency and is active academically, having authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles as well as presenting on a local and national level. He is currently serving as the President-Elect of the South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Tavana also works part-time at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, taking care of our nation's veterans.

Dr. Tavana practices general plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery as well as specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. He sees patient for many different disorders and conditions related to plastic surgery - cancer reconstruction, facial trauma, skin cancer, wound care, scar revision, keloids, traumatic wounds, body contouring, large abdominal hernia repair, lower extremity reconstruction etc.

 He also treats all conditions of the upper extremity from the elbow to fingertip, including but not limited to: carpal tunnel syndrome (treating with endoscopic carpal tunnel release), cubital tunnel syndrome, hand/wrist/elbow pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fractures, amputations, lacerations, tendon and nerve injuries, congenital conditions, Dupuytren’s disease, tennis elbow, and sports injuries.

Dr. Tavana currently sees patients in Mount Pleasant, downtown Charleston, and North Charleston.