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Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat • Male • Age 43

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Palmetto Health - Baptist
Taylor At Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29220
Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203

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Carolina Cosmetic Institute and Plastic Surgery
Carolina Cosmetic Institute and Plastic Surgery
710 Rabon Rd Ste 203
Columbia, SC 29203
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    Dr. Simmons' Experience

    Dr. Simmons' Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    • Microsurgery
    • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
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    • Abdominoplasty
    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Botox® Injection
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Lift Surgery
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Buttock Lift
    • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Dermal Filler
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Fat Grafting to the Body
    • Fat Grafting to the Breast
    • Fat Grafting to the Face
    • Fat Reduction Procedure
    • Glossectomy
    • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Liposuction
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mini Tummy Tuck
    • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Skin and Tissue Reduction
    • Tracheal Surgery
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    • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
    • Wound Repair
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    • Apert Syndrome
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Skin Lesion
    • Breast Ptosis
    • Broken Nose
    • Cleft Lip and Palate
    • Craniosynostosis
    • Crouzon Syndrome
    • Dentofacial Anomalies
    • Deviated Septum
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • ENT Cancer
    • Facial Fracture
    • Fibrous Dysplasia
    • Gynecomastia
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Hidradenitis
    • Jaw Fracture
    • Large Breasts
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Leukoplakia
    • Localized Adiposity
    • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
    • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
    • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
    • Oral Cancer
    • Orbital Fracture
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
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    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Skin Cancer
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
    • TMJ
    • Tongue-Tie
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1998

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Complete in 1999

    Residency Hospital

    Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Complete in 2005
    Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Complete in 2003
    Plastic Surgery
    Complete in 2005
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Complete in 2003

    Fellowship Hospital

    Johns Hopkins
    Complete in 2006
    Pediatric Craniofacial and Microsurgery
    Complete in 2006

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of South Carolina At Columbia
    Graduated in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Simmons & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Simmons' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Palmetto Health - Baptist

    • Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Simmons

    Dr. Oliver P. Simmons, MD
    DR. SIMMONS RESPONDS - (Dr. Simmons, edit your response)

    I would like to provide the best possible surgical and non surgical care for plastic surgery patients.  Medicine is changing rapidly and as doctors become less in control of the care provided, much of the important time we spend with patients is being tested. Plastic surgery is one of the last fields that I think that we have the choice and power to save the time honored patient-physician relationship. Please let me know if there is anything that you think that I can do better while providing care for you or your family.  I promise to provide the best care possible for your family member. 

    Sincerely,

    Oliver P Simmons, MD

    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.1
    • 20 Star Ratings
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    3.1 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simmons to family and friends

    3.1 out of 5

    20 responses

    Dr. Simmons' Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.1 out of 5

    19 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.1 out of 5

    20 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.5 out of 5

    20 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    18 responses

    Experience with Dr. Simmons

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.1 out of 5

    20 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.4 out of 5

    20 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.1 out of 5

    20 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.1 out of 5

    20 responses

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    Office Locations

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    Carolina Cosmetic Institute and Plastic Surgery
    710 Rabon Rd Ste 203
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 736-6768 (Office)
    (803) 736-7592 (Fax)
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