Summerville, SC – Summerville Medical Center is thrilled to welcome bariatric and general surgeon Michael “Logan” Rawlins, MD, FACS, FASMBS as the new Bariatric Medical Director to lead the hospital’s 13+ year bariatric program providing high quality bariatric and weight loss care for our community.

Dr. Rawlins is a board-certified and fellowship-trained bariatric and general surgeon with more than 12 years in practice as well as 14 years of active duty service in the United States Air Force. He received his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, followed by a General Surgery Residency at Wright State University and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Rawlins is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS).

In the past 12 years, Dr. Rawlins has saved countless lives through weight loss surgery, medical weight loss programs and a focus on helping communities live healthier lifestyles. "I was drawn to the field of bariatric surgery because it was one of the few surgical specialties where I felt I could make a long-lasting impact in patients' lives,” commented Dr. Rawlins. “When one of my patients loses over 100 pounds their life is transformed, and barriers they once felt in world evaporate; life longevity is extended, allowing people to enjoy their life more fully."

As a 14 year veteran of the United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Rawlins served his country both stateside and with two deployments abroad; first in the Middle East as the surgeon & team Lead for a Mobile Field Surgical Team (MFST) providing life saving surgical support for deployed units and then secondly as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) physician, transporting critically ill service members anywhere in the globe to higher level care facilities. While stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California, he served as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Bariatric Surgery program, and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. He received the USAF Meritorious Service Medal in 2020 and USAF Commendation Medal in 2014.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Rawlins to the Lowcountry and to Summerville Medical Center,” said Stephen Chandler, Chief Executive Officer at Summerville Medical Center. “He is joining our exceptional medical staff with a strong passion for providing world class care. Offering weight loss services close to home is critically important for the community we serve to help our patients maintain a happy and healthy life.”

Dr. Rawlins is joining Coastal Carolina Bariatrics & Surgical Center located on Summerville Medical Center’s campus at 295 Midland Parkway, Suite 260, Summerville, SC 29485. He will be offering a wide variety of bariatric, general and reflux care with a focus on minimally invasive surgery options, including:

  • Bariatric weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, SADI, Revisions)
  • Medical weight loss pharmacotherapy
  • Endoscopy (colonoscopy and upper endoscopy)
  • GERD / Reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia, inguinal, and ventral surgeries
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Emergency general surgery

To learn more about Dr. Rawlins’ services and to schedule an appointment, visit or call (843) 875-8994.

Summerville Medical Center launched their minimally invasive robotic surgery program in 2012 and currently operates 5 robotic surgery systems that provide more precise surgical procedures, less need for pain medication, and faster recovery times that get patients back to their families and normal daily activities. The hospital’s team of fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons offer a variety of surgical procedures including spine, gynecology, orthopedic, pediatric, reflux, weight loss, breast, vascular and more. More than 6,750 minimally invasive robotic surgeries have been performed since starting the robotic surgery program in 2012.