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Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates

3 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 310
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-8323
Fax: 803-434-8326

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

About Our Practice
Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates represents the future of advanced neurosurgical care. With access to the latest medical technology, our neurosurgical team uses its collective expertise to make a positive impact on patients experiencing disorders or injuries of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

Each of our physicians is a member of the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and, in addition to patient care, provides the primary teaching responsibilities for surgical residents and medical students. 

High-Level Trauma and Emergency Care
Our neurosurgeons are the sole team privileged to provide around-the-clock coverage for adult and pediatric neurosurgical emergencies at Palmetto Health Richland's Level I Emergency Department.

Adult Neurosurgery
We routinely care for a wide range of adult neurosurgical problems, including treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors, cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations, spinal tumors, and degenerative and developmental disorders of the spine and craniovertebral junction. Our neurosurgeons also offer special expertise in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and cancer pain.

Pediatric Neurosurgery
With the only fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon in the greater Columbia area, Stanley O. Skarli, MD, our group offers expertise in childhood brain tumors and complex developmental disorders. The pediatric and neonatal intensive care units of Palmetto Health Richland allow us to address the unique needs of children.

Neurosurgical Team

Burke H. Dial, MD, FACS

Stanley O. Skarli, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Seth S. Molloy, DO

C. Philip Toussaint, MD

We see all patients on an appointment basis. For appointments, call 803-434-8323 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

On the day of your appointment, please bring the completed paperwork that was mailed to you in advance of your appointment, picture identification (such as a driver's license), and all pertinent insurance information, including a pre-authorization form or number (if your insurance carrier requires it). Please provide 24 hours notice if cancelling an appointment. Due to allergies, please do not wear perfume or cologne.

Fees and Insurance
We accept most insurance plans. If you have a question about our fees or your bill, please call our Physician Practice Billing department at 803-296-7306 and we will assist you. Payment is due when services are rendered. For your convenience we accept cash, checks and credit cards. It is your responsibility to fully understand your coverage benefits and to verify that we are listed as approved providers prior to scheduling an appointment with us.

After Hours Care
Care is provided for our patients at night, on weekends and on holidays. Please call our main telephone number, 803-434-8323 and our answering service will contact the physician on call. We are not able refill or prescribe pain medications after hours, on weekends, or holidays.

Telephone Consultation
You may call our office with any questions concerning your health care. Telephone consultations regarding medications, treatments or test results are ordinarily handled by our nursing staff. If our clinical staff can't assist you, they will relay information or questions to the appropriate physician. Your call will be returned at the earliest possible opportunity. It is not our policy to prescribe medications over the telephone.

Neurosurgeons are more than just brain surgeons. These medical specialists are trained to help patients with head and spine trauma; cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms of the brain and clogged arteries in the neck that can lead to stroke; chronic low back pain; birth defects; brain and spinal tumors; and abnormalities of the peripheral (face, arms, legs, hands and feet) nerves.

Disorders of the brain, spine and nerves commonly treated by neurosurgeons include:

Carotid Artery Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Disorders
Chronic Pain
Head Injury
Herniated Disc
Intracranial Aneurysm
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Parkinson's Disease
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke (Brain Attack)
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Commonly Treated Diseases and Disorders:

Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
Brain Tumors
Carotid Endarterectomy and Stenosis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Central Cord Syndrome
Cerebral Aneurysm
Cervical Spine
Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Disorders
Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Gamma Knife (aka Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
Herniated Disc
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Parkinson's Disease
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
The Pituitary Gland and Pituitary Tumors
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vagus Nerve Stimulation

For more information about these conditions, go to http://www.aans.org/Patient%20Information.aspx