Pinckney Johnstone Maxwell, M.D.

Accepting New Patients
Degree M.D.
School Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University New Orleans in Surgical Research
  • Louisiana State University New Orleans in General Surgery
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Board Certification
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Cancer - Colon
Clinical Interests
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Colonoscopy
Accepts New Patients Yes


North Charleston Medical Pavilion
8992 University Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29406
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East Cooper Medical Pavilion
1600 Midtown Avenue
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Ashley River Tower
25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29425
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Dr. Pinckney Maxwell earned his medical degree here at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He subsequently completed his fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia to obtain specialized training in colon and rectal surgery. He was invited to remain at Thomas Jefferson on the faculty for several years before returning to his alma mater here at MUSC in 2011.

Dr. Maxwell specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. His areas of expertise include colon and rectal cancer; inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease; benign colonic diseases such as diverticulitis and rectal prolapse; fecal incontinence; benign anorectal diseases such hemorrhoids and anal fissures; and colonoscopy for screening, surveillance, diagnosis, and therapeutics. He is a specialist in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, using minimally invasive techniques to treat many of these diseases. He also works in close collaboration with gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, urologists and interventional radiologists to develop multidisciplinary and individualized management strategies for his patients.