Marlboro Surgical Associates is located at 957 Cheraw St., Bennettsville and has one full-time board certified general surgeon.

Our Provider

Our Services
We are committed to helping you achieve the pursuit of a healthy life. Dr. Chi-Dai Chen partners with you to provide for your entire family's surgical needs. He provides the following:

  • General Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia and Appendix Surgeries
  • Upper and Lower Endoscopies
  • Bowel and Colon Resection Surgery
  • Critical Care and Trauma Surgery
  • Skin Lesions

Our Business Hours

  • Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • After hour calls are handled by our doctor on call.

To schedule an appointment at Marlboro Surgical Associates, please call our office at (843) 535-0939 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We require 24-hour notice to cancel appointments. If you believe you are in a life-threatening situation, CALL 911!

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment in order to complete necessary forms. Bring to your appointment:

  • Any medications you are taking in their original prescription bottles.
  • Immunization records and a copy of previous records if you are transferring to us from another office.
  • Your insurance card
  • Copayment or any deductible amounts due (all insurance copayments and deductibles are due at the time of service).
  • A friend or family member to assist you into or out of our office should you require that type of assistance.

New Patient Information
Marlboro Surgical Associates is accepting new patients, and we look forward to seeing you and your family in our office. New patients should arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment, and bring with you the items listed above for patient visits.

Prescription Refills
If you need a new prescription, or refills added to a current prescription, please inform your doctor during your regular appointment. All prescription requests are handled during normal office hours. No prescription requests are handled after hours or on weekends. If you need a prescription refill between appointments, call our office and allow 48 hours for prescription refills. If you have concerns about your prescription, call our office to speak to a clinician. You may also request a prescription refill through the Patient Portal (see below for Portal information.) Do not discontinue recommended medication or take a refill of medication that looks different than you are used to before calling our office. Marlboro Surgical Associates utilizes the latest in electronic medical record technology including paperless physician orders and prescriptions (except for controlled substances) sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice.

X-Rays and Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
For the convenience of our patients, we offer on-site x-ray services and a variety of diagnostic laboratory testing in our office. This means you do not have to travel to a separate imaging or laboratory location, and your medical provider has faster access to the results of needed tests.

Your provider will get the results of tests completed in-house on the same day. Results for laboratory tests that cannot be completed in our office are returned within 72 hours. Results are available to patients through the portal in four days.

Marlboro Surgical Associates utilizes the latest in electronic medical record technology, which provides faster test results and paperless physician orders and prescriptions sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice.

Billing, Insurance, and Payments
Marlboro Surgical Associates accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. We are happy to help you determine if we accept your plan before your visit. Please call our office at (843) 535-0939. All insurance co-payments and deductibles are due at the time of service. Billing questions may be directed to the centralized business office toll-free at 1-800-378-3947 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you would like to pay your bill for Marlboro Surgical Associates using a major credit card or by check, please click on this link to our secure payment site.

Sliding Fee Policy
To promote access to preventative and illness care for un-insured low income persons, Scotland Health Care System Family Practice Centers' patients who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in this policy will qualify for a discount applied against charges. Our practice serves all patients regardless of ability to pay.

Patient Portal
Marlboro Surgical Associate patients have access to their medical records in a timely, convenient manner through the Patient Portal, which is powered by IQHealth. Upon providing a valid email address to our practice staff, you will receive an email from IQHealth with login instructions. You will use this link to launch the online patient portal. If you have questions about the information in your patient portal, please contact your physician's office. In the Portal you'll:

  • Access your medical record
  • Request a medication refill or an appointment
  • Check your lab results, vital signs, allergies, immunizations
  • See which medications are prescribed
  • Send messages to your doctor's office

No matter which practice you utilize in Scotland Physicians Network, your medical record is available to you. If you have technical problems with the Portal you may contact IQHealth at 1-877-621-8014.