The Coastal Spine Institute actively seeks feedback from every patient undergoing treatment. All feedback is personally reviewed by each provider and used to improve the patient experience. 

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Dr. Durga Sure
Dr. Kevin Cahill
PA Caroline Morton
PA Leeann Canady

Here are several of the latest reviews:

"Friendly and professional staff. My wait time was less than 10 minutes. Dr. Sure took his time explaining the procedure that l was going to have."

"Dr. Durga Sure and his Little River staff were extremely professional. The office visit was on time and staff super pleasant. Dr. Sure was very gracious and invited conversation. He was more than interested in everything my wife and I had to say and thorough. We valued all that he presented to us."

"Finally, a doctor that cares. I had such back pain that I could barely get out of bed. I saw three back surgeons. The other two said my back was in too bad fix. Dr. Cahill was the only one that made an effort to identify the source of the pain. He located the problem and performed a surgery to correct it. I can now walk again without pain. I'll always be thankful to him for that."

"We were very pleased with Dr. Sure and his staff. Surgery was successful!"

"Wish I had found Dr Cahill before going through 3 wasted surgeries at Grand Strand"

"Dr. Durga Sure was the 3rd surgeon I seen & he was recommended by another surgeon. My son & I felt without a doubt we had found the right surgeon. Everything went wonderful . He was always very kind and answered our concerns. His staff was also very kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Durga Sure."

"Had my back surgery just over 3 weeks ago. Dr Cahill performed an L4 / L5 decompression and fusion. Needless to say the surgery was a success as was my follow up visit. All my questions were addressed by Dr Cahill and the incision is healing nicely. This guy is fantastic and we are very lucky to have such a gifted neurosurgeon in our area. I traveled from Murrells Inlet, SC and well worth the trip. His staff is excellent as well."

"Dr. Cahill saved my life (or, it sure feels that way). He shows concern and care in his follow-up visits and takes all the time needed to address any questions. His staff is lighthearted, friendly and an immense pleasure to work with. Leanne and Caroline are extremely knowledgeable and I trust their care without reservation. I wish all my providers were exactly like him and his incredible staff."

"Went for post surgery appointment. Once again Dr. Cahill and his staff could not not have been nicer. Dr. Cahill took time to answer all our questions, explain what to expect in recovery, and next steps."

"I was extremely pleased when first meeting Dr. Cahill as he immediately established a good rapport for me to relate my years of back issues and those in recent weeks. He listened well before examining me. I felt I had come to a doctor who valued his patients’ input."

"Dr. Sure was very professional. He thoroughly examined me, testing my reflexes, strength and responses to pain. He examined my x-rays and MRI. Even though he did not recommend surgery he gave me a plan of care and a referral to a pain specialist. He carefully explained all about my condition and why surgery was not recommended. I trusted his advice and his skill as a medical professional. I highly recommend Dr. Sure as a doctor."

"I can’t say enough about Dr Cahill. I have been struggling with lower back pain for well over a year. On 1/29/21 he performed an “A lift” on my L5-S1 that basically fused me front and back. I’m now 2 months out and feel fantastic. The only pain I have is incision pain where they went in through my abs which gets better every day. The incision on my back no longer hurts. I am amazed every day at how good I feel.

I like most was very apprehensive about getting back surgery. Most of my fear came from the disaster of a back surgery that my father got in Wilmington, NC. One year after his back surgery he was 4” shorter and using a walker. The “surgeon” ruined his life. Dr Cahill understood why I was apprehensive and met with me as many times as it took to answer all of the questions that I had. Very patient and understanding.

Also, Dr Cahill is different than most surgeons I have met in that he views surgery as a last option. He and his staff assisted me thru pain management, physical therapy, and other options, until surgery was the only solution. Very rare these days. He even shows that same approach to my wife’s neck problems as we are dealing with that now.

You will not be disappointed in Dr. Kevin Cahill. If I have to go down this road again for other parts of my spine, he is my only option. The only problem I have is pacing myself and not doing too much too early because I feel that good. Thank you Dr. Cahill and Coastal Spine Institute for improving my life so greatly."

"Dr.Cahill is nothing short of amazing! I guess I waited 20 years until I met up with him. Thank you for your skilled knowledge."

"I am an 82 year old male that suffered from severe spinal stenosis, back pain, and had lost my ability to walk any distance. Dr. Cahill's spinal surgery has enabled me to walk again and has significantly reduced the back pain . I am 100% satisfied with Dr. Cahill's performance."

"Doctor Cahill was Great! I had my second spinal fusion performed 3 weeks ago by Dr. Cahill and I can not believe how great I feel. I have a 4 level fusion now and I am already back driving. No more nerve pain and the incisions have healed very nicely. He was there to answer questions every step and never made me feel rushed or like my questions were unimportant. So Happy with my outcome!"

"Excellent office staff... and Dr. Cahill is a Excellent Surgeon who has the skills to explain what procedure he will be doing and you will understand and feel at ease."

"Dr. Kevin Cahill and his staff have a top notch professional office. I have been with them since July and I wouldn't go anywhere else. I had back surgery on August 19 and as of today, October 22...I feel like a new person. Thanks to Dr. Cahill and his staff!!"

"Wish I had found Dr Cahill before going through 3 wasted surgeries at Grand Strand"

"I have been very impressed with Dr. Kevin Cahill's entire staff with handling everything about my condition and the care I received from Dr. Cahill personally during my appointments, as well as, my surgery at the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center back in August. Even though I live in South Carolina, I would highly recommend anyone to Dr. Cahill as a neurosurgeon."

"I was very pleased with Dr. Cahill. Great personality, explains things so you understands them. I find the staff very friendly and have great follow up."

"The surrounding is very coastal and inviting. The staff is cordial yet professional"

"Great session with Dr Cahill today. He was early fro my appointment. He clearly explained my back and leg issues. He recommended clear definitive future plans and therapy."

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