William M. Moore Jr., MD, FACS

Vascular Surgery (Arteries and Veins)

William M. Moore Jr., MD, FACS

Board Status

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

University of South Carolina / Richland Memorial Hospital / Dorn VA Hospital, General Surgery

Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Vascular Surgery


Dr. Moore was born in Rome, Georgia and spent his youth near Dallas, Texas. A resident of South Carolina since 1969, Dr. Moore received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of South Carolina, and his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, which included a year of vascular and cancer research as the Culpepper Fellow. Dr. Moore completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic and Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Moore is the one of only a few Fellowship-trained, Board-Certified Vascular Surgeons in the Midlands. With a concentrated interest in vascular surgery, Dr. Moore is at the forefront of this field as a research participant and practitioner in the leading-edge technology of Endovascular Surgery. He has published or co-published 25 professional journal articles, with others currently in progress, and is credited as author or coauthor of 15 chapters for vascular and general surgery textbooks. In high demand, he presents frequently to professional societies and organizations regarding general, vascular and endovascular topics and state-of-the-art surgical procedures.
Dr. Moore developed the Endovascular Surgery Program at Lexington Medical Center in 1996, which allows for minimally invasive treatment of patients with complex vascular disease. Participating in multiple FDA trials provided the opportunity to bring advanced, futuristic technology to South Carolinians, prior to its availability in general. As an example, the Medtronic AneuRx stent-graft allows minimally invasive repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and dramatically reduces the risk of complications, length of hospital stay and recovery time. As of early 2010, Dr. Moore and Dr. Norton have placed more than 500 AAA stent grafts with 0.5% mortality, as compared to the national average of 5–8% mortality associated with traditional, open surgery repair.
Dr. Moore is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons, and belongs to many professional organizations, such as the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Fellows, the American Medical Association, the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, the Lexington Medical Association, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society of Carolina Surgeons, the Society of Vascular Technology, the South Carolina Medical Association and the South Carolina Vascular Surgical Society.
Dr. Moore and the board-certified cardiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and highly skilled staff at Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center provide patients with the highest level of care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. As the region’s premier heart program, Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center combines advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care for patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.


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