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Providing High Quality Bariatric and Weight LossCare for our Community

Summerville, SC (May 20, 2024) –Summerville Medical Center is thrilled to welcome bariatric and general surgeon Michael “Logan” Rawlins, MD, FACS, FASMBS as the new Bariatric Medical Director to lead the hospital’s 13+ year bariatric program providing high quality bariatric and weight loss care for our community.
Dr. Rawlins is a board-certified and fellowship-trained bariatric and general surgeon with more than 12 years in practice as well as 14 years of active duty service in the United States Air Force. He received his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, followed by a General Surgery Residency at Wright State University and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Rawlins is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS).
In the past 12 years, Dr. Rawlins has saved countless lives through weight loss surgery, medical weight loss programs and a focus on helping communities live healthier lifestyles. "I was drawn to the field of bariatric surgery because it was one of the few surgical specialties where I felt I could make a long-lasting impact in patients' lives,” commented Dr. Rawlins. “When one of my patients loses over 100 pounds their life is transformed, and barriers they once felt in world evaporate; life longevity is extended, allowing people to enjoy their life more fully."
As a 14 year veteran of the United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Rawlins served his country both stateside and with two deployments abroad; first in the Middle East as the surgeon & team Lead for a Mobile Field Surgical Team (MFST) providing life saving surgical support for deployed units and then secondly as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) physician, transporting critically ill service members anywhere in the globe to higher level care facilities. While stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California, he served as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Bariatric Surgery program, and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. He received the USAF Meritorious Service Medal in 2020 and USAF Commendation Medal in 2014.

Chief Executive Officer at Summerville Medical Center. “He is joining our exceptional medical staff with a strong passion for providing world class care. Offering weight loss services close to home is critically important for the community we serve to help our patients maintain a happy and healthy life.”
Dr. Rawlins is joining Coastal Carolina Bariatrics & Surgical Center located on Summerville Medical Center’s campus at 295 Midland Parkway, Suite 260, Summerville, SC 29485. He will be offering a wide variety of bariatric, general and reflux care with a focus on minimally invasive surgery options including:

Bariatric weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, SADI, Revisions)

Medical weight loss pharmacotherapy

Endoscopy (colonoscopy and upper endoscopy)

GERD / Reflux surgery

Hiatal hernia, inguinal, and ventral surgeries

Gallbladder surgery

Emergency general surgery
To learn more about Dr. Rawlins’ services and to schedule an appointment, visit call (843) 875-8994.
Summerville Medical Center launched their minimally invasive robotic surgery program in 2012 and currently operates 5 robotic surgery systems that provide more precise surgical procedures, less need for pain medication, and faster recovery times that get patients back to their families and normal daily activities. The hospital’s team of fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons offer a variety of surgical procedures including spine, gynecology, orthopedic, pediatric, reflux, weight loss, breast, vascular and more. More than 6,750 minimally invasive robotic surgeries have been performed since starting the robotic surgery program in 2012.

Summerville Medical Center is a 124-bed, acute-care hospital serving families in Dorchester County, Berkeley County and surrounding communities for 30 years. The hospital has a 24-hour emergency room, including a dedicated ER for children, and a wide range of surgical services and comprehensive medical services. Summerville Medical Center is recognized for its emergency, women’s and children’s, cardiac, imaging, orthopedic and stroke services. Surgical services includes gynecological, orthopedic, spine, reflux, breast, robotic and weight loss procedures. Summerville Medical Center is part of Trident Health, which has earned recognition as a leader in the delivery of healthcare in the Lowcountry. For the second consecutive year, Healthgrades named Summerville and Trident Medical Center’s as America’s 250 Best Hospitals™, which places them among the top 5% of the nearly 4,500 hospitals Healthgrades reviewed for 30 quality indicators. Learn more at
For almost 50 years staff and physicians at Trident Health have provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Services are provided through its two hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center; three freestanding emergency departments, Brighton Park Emergency, Moncks Corner Medical Center, and Centre Pointe Emergency; and two urgent care centers, CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston. Both hospitals have received top ranking as Joint Commission Top Hospitals for Quality Performance and are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 3,100 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 600 physicians. In 2022 it provided $50 million in uncompensated care and paid $41.8 million in local, state and federal taxes. Tolearn more about how Trident Health is growing to meet the needs of our growing region and how to join our team go to

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