Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
Influenced by his father’s military service and his mother’s encouragement to help those in need, Dr. Timothy Finnegan developed a deep sense of empathy for others during his childhood. Dr. Finnegan decided to pursue a career in healthcare to serve others on a daily basis.
Dr. Finnegan attended Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University where he graduated as a doctor of medicine. After a surgical internship at UT Southwestern, he completed his general surgery residency at Memorial University Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in advanced bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
“The most rewarding aspect of surgery is to be able to improve someone's quality of life,” says Dr. Finnegan. “To be a part of their health care journey, and to see them transform through guidance and a successful operation is extremely rewarding.”
Throughout his educational career, he received numerous awards and honors for his dedication and performance. He specializes in advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, including robotic surgery, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, bariatric surgery, and foregut surgery.
“Minimally invasive surgical approaches provide a tremendous benefit to our patients including smaller incisions, less post-operative pain and faster return to work,” “I use robotic surgery for numerous operations such as weight loss surgery, complex hernia repairs, and abdominal wall reconstruction through just three to six small incisions”.
Dr. Finnegan and his wife, Mary, live in Savannah with their French bulldog, Bentley. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, exercise, and traveling.
SouthCoast Health welcomes Drs. Lapinsky and Finnegan to our Nephrology and Surgery Departments.Your Total Wellness Team Just Got Stronger.