BIOGRAPHY
Name

Stephen Miller, MD

Biography

Born and raised in Charleston SC, Stephen attended Furman University where he received a B.S. in Biology before going to the Medical University of South Carolina for medical school. He is currently at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center completing his general surgery residency. During his spare time he spends time with his wife and dog and enjoys fishing and hiking in the surrounding outdoors.

Topics

Obesity

Obesity is characterized by excess adipose tissue and defined by using the body mass index (BMI) based on world heath organization definitions (BMI > 30). Obesity is classified into mild (30-34.9), moderate (35-39.9), and severe (40 or greater). While we have documentation of obesity prior to the current millennium, obesity has become increasingly prevalent. During the last census in 2010,... Continue Reading

Carotid Stenosis

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, with well over 100,000 deaths annually. Approximately 87% of strokes are caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain, these are termed ischemic strokes. The main causes of ischemic strokes are fatty deposits (plaques) lining the brain’s blood vessels restricting flow (cerebral thrombus) or fatty deposits... Continue Reading