Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. John W. Perry Joins Hilton Head Regional Physician Network

Jan 6, 2023

Hilton Head, S.C., Jan. 6, 2023 – Hilton Head Regional Physician Network recently welcomed cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. John W. Perry. He will join Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates.

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Dr. Perry’s arrival emphasizes the continued efforts to provide the surrounding communities of Hilton Head 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, South Carolina.

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

About Hilton Head Hospital

Hilton Head Hospital (HHH) is a 93-bed acute care hospital located at 25 Hospital Center Boulevard in Hilton Head Island, SC.  Opened in 1974, HHH serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie and surrounding counties through its care team of over 600 colleagues and over 100 physicians.  The hospital provides a continuum of services through its centers and programs, including a 24-hour emergency department, critical care, cardiac care ranging from minimally invasive to open heart surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, a nationally accredited breast health

center, spine care, gastroenterology, surgical services, cardiac and physical rehabilitation. Hilton Head Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and holds an advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center.


About Coastal Carolina Hospital

Coastal Carolina Hospital (CCH), a part of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is a 41-bed acute care hospital located at 1000 Medical Center in Hardeeville, SC. Opened in 2004, CCH joined the healthcare system in 2007 and serves patients in Bluffton, Okatie, Hardeeville and surrounding counties through its care team of over 400 colleagues and over 70 physicians. The hospital provides many services to the community including a 24-hour emergency department, a dedicated Women’s Pavilion, and robotic-assisted minimally-invasive surgery. Coastal Carolina has oversight of Tidewatch Emergency Department located in Okatie, SC which is the area’s first stand-alone emergency facility providing convenient care staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, experienced nurses and support staff 24/7/365. Coastal Carolina Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and honored with Leapfrog’s “A” Hospital Safety Score. To learn more about Coastal Carolina and Tidewatch Emergency Department, please visit


About Hilton Head Regional Physician Network

Hilton Head Regional Physician Network provides primary and specialty healthcare services you can trust at offices conveniently located in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Okatie, Hardeeville, Hampton, Beaufort and Lady’s Island, SC. Our physicians believe the patient-provider relationship is a partnership that spans a lifetime and two-way communication is the key to good health.

We offer a wide range of family medical services, as well as specialists in cardiology, orthopedics, women’s health, cardiovascular & thoracic surgery, urology, neurology, podiatry, and general surgery. Skilled physicians and advanced practice providers – coupled with caring, compassionate staff – focus on helping ensure every patient has a positive and hassle-free experience from the moment you walk through the door.

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