Our specialties

Learn more about the neurosurgery specialties treated by our fellowship-trained physicians.

Patient care

Call 803-434-8323 to schedule an appointment. View information for preparing for your appointment using the link below.

Education and research

Learn about our ongoing and future clinical research and education programs in neurosurgery.

Our neurosurgery team

Utilizing the latest medical technology and expert research to treat patients with disorders or injuries of the brain, spine and nervous system.

Led by Chief of Neurosurgery Roham Moftakhar, MD, our physicians are passionate about providing the highest level of care. Serving Columbia, Lexington, Irmo and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina, each are fellowship-trained members of the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and are recognized experts in endovascular and cerebral vascular neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, skull base surgery and spine surgery.

Meet our Team

Education and research

Our neurosurgery research is constantly growing and evolving. Our physicians have been successfully obtaining grant funding from a wide variety of sources, including federal agencies, industry sources and foundations. We're consistently seeking to develop new treatments and prevention strategies for neurological conditions.

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Patient stories

"An awesome spirit"

Raoul Jenkins II was driving to see friends when he suffered a ruptured cerebral aneurysm.
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I'm back"

Mary Pat Baldauf suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. Hear about her care at Palmetto Health Richland.
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Patient educational videos

Acoustic neuromas

Acoustic neuromas are benign tumors that develop on the nerve that connects the ear to the brain.

Artificial spinal discs

For individuals with chronic back pain, an artificial disc can offer certain benefits over spinal fusion.


Astrocytomas are tumors that develop from small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.

Brain aneurysms

Cerebral aneurysms are when a blood vessel in the brain balloons out and fills with blood.

Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation is used to treat several disabling neurological symptoms.

Hemorrhagic stroke

Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain, and accounts for about 13 percent of stroke cases.

Ischemic stroke

Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. They occur as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain.

Metastatic brain tumors

Metastatic brain tumors spread to the brain from another location in the body.

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Many back and neck conditions are treated with minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Tethered cord

Tethered spinal cord is caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord.

Latest news
Pediatric neurosurgery team saves vision of local football player

Friday night lights and high school football will be starting again soon and Jalen Brown hopes to one day be back on the field.

Featured event
Joe Niekro Foundation Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group

If you or someone you love has been affected by a brain aneurysm or AVM (arteriovenous malformation), join our support group.

Latest journal edition
Palmetto Health Neuroscience Journal

Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Neurosurgery and Neurology physicians contribute peer-reviewed research to the Palmetto Health Neuroscience Journal.


Contact us

Serving Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina. We have locations at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge and Palmetto Health Richland

Phone: 803-434-8323 Fax: 803-434-8326