Palmetto Health-USC Neuroscience

World-class neurological care and the most advanced brain surgery, spine and stroke treatments in the Midlands

Collaborative neurological care

At Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, our combined Neuroscience team has a strong tradition of working together to provide neurology and neurosurgery care with a team approach for patients across the state of South Carolina.

Our world-class care features multiple dedicated specialists working collaboratively in our Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Center, dedicated Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Center.

Neurological conditions treated include:

  • Brain tumors and cerebral anuerysms
  • Stroke and transient schemic attack
  • Parkinson's disease and movement disorders
  • Epilepsy, seizures, multiple sclerosis and dementia care
  • Headache and migraines

Neurology

Expert care for all neurological disorders and diseases including stroke and transient ischemic attacks, epilepsy, headache and migraines.

Neurosurgery

Highly specialized surgical care for the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system from fellowship-trained neurosurgeons.

Our neuroscience team

Utilizing the latest adavanced technological innovation and expert research , our expert neurologists and neurosurgeons at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group are dedicated to compassionate patient care for the brain, spine and nervous system. Our Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Center is on call 24/7 for victims of stroke and related conditions, and our 16-bed Neuroscinece ICU (NSICU) houses neurointensivists soley dedicated to the care of critically ill neurological patients.

Our neuroscience services are co-led by neurosurgery medical director Roham Moftakhar, MD, and neurology chair Souvik Sen, MD, MPH. Each of our fellowship-trained physicians are passionate about providing the highest level of care and serve as members of the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Neurology Team  Neurosurgery Team

The gold standard of stroke recovery

Early recognition helped James Rawl fully recover from his stroke.

“I thank God I’m still here”

Tonya Williams' family responded quickly to help save her life after she suffered a stroke while sleeping.

Signs of a stroke: BE FAST seeking care

What is a stroke? Learn the symptoms and and the causes. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to BE FAST seeking care – because with strokes, seconds matter.

Brain aneurysms: Causes, symptoms and treatments

Cerebral aneurysms happen when a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain balloons out and fills with blood.

“A different feel from other hospitals”

Megan Piasecki's headaches kept getting worse, until she collapsed at school from intracranial hypertension.

“An awesome spirit”

Raoul Jenkins II was driving to see friends when he suffered a ruptured cerebral aneurysm.

Helping uncover Huntington's disease

After her mother was diagnosed with Huntington's disease, Molly Hamilton Cawley wanted to learn more about what her risks might be.

 
 
 
Latest news

Neuroscience physicians at the forefront of stroke research

Trial results could expand treatment window to remove or dissolve blood clots that cause strokes.

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Funding hope for neuroscience patients

Contribute neurological and neurosurgical care and research efforts through the Prisma Health Midlands Foundation.

Latest journal edition

Prisma Health Neuroscience Journal

Our Neurosurgery and Neurology physicians contribute peer-reviewed research to the Prisma Health–Midlands Neuroscience Journal.

Contact us

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

Pediatric Neurology

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.