Dr. John W. Perry

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. John W. Perry has joined Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, an affiliate of Hilton Head Regional Physician Network.

Dr. Perry’s arrival emphasizes the continued efforts to provide the surrounding communities of Hilton Head Island with long-term cardiothoracic care close to home, according to hospital leadership.

In addition to performing surgeries to treat a variety of cardiothoracic conditions, some of his special interests include complex aortic reconstructions, aortic and mitral valve surgery, treatment for venous disease, and minimally invasive techniques for cardiac and thoracic surgery. 

Dr. Perry is particularly excited about the advancements of minimally/less invasive surgeries that can help achieve the same goals as more traditional surgeries but with faster recovery times and less emotional and physical trauma to the patient, he said. 

His goal is to achieve the best outcome for each patient by treating each one as if they were a family member and working with the entire hospital team to keep the patient at the center of the care circle.

“Dr. Perry brings a diverse skill set of contemporary cardiac surgery techniques, as well as an incredible passion to care for his patients to the Hilton Head Regional Physician Network,” said Tyler Sherrill, CEO of Physician Operations for South Carolina and Senior Regional Director of Physician Operations. “With the addition of Dr. Perry, residents of Hilton Head and the surrounding communities are able to receive exemplary cardiothoracic care close to home without the added stress of travel.” 

Board-certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Perry has more than 20 years of clinical experience. Before joining Hilton Head Regional Physician Network, he practiced at Mercy Cardiovascular Institute in Canton, Ohio. Prior to that, he practiced at South Carolina Cardiovascular Surgery in Florence. 

Dr. Perry is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York and received his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York in Buffalo. He completed his General Surgery residency at State University of New York in Buffalo, followed by his residency in Thoracic Surgery at State University of New York in Brooklyn. Dr. Perry then completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Hilton Head Hospital is a 93-bed acute care hospital located at 25 Hospital Center Boulevard on Hilton Head Island. Opened in 1974, the hospital serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie and surrounding counties through its care team of more than 600 colleagues and more than 100 physicians. 

Coastal Carolina Hospital, also a part of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is a 41-bed acute care hospital located at 1000 Medical Center in Hardeeville. Opened in 2004, the hospital joined the healthcare system in 2007 and serves patients in Bluffton, Okatie, Hardeeville and surrounding counties through its care team of more than 400 colleagues and more than 70 physicians. 

For more information, visit hiltonheadregional.com.