Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates


Physician Assistant (PA), Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) · 28 Providers

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Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates

3 Richland Medical Park Dr Ste 310
Columbia, SC 29203
View All Locations(803) 434-8323

Office Providers

Priscilla Amara, PA-C

Priscilla Amara, PA-C

Physician Assistant (PA)

Gary Benda Jr, MPAS

Gary Benda Jr, MPAS

Physician Assistant (PA)

Leah Cuff, APRN

Leah Cuff, APRN

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Karen Drawdy, PA-C

Karen Drawdy, PA-C

Physician Assistant (PA)

Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 60 provider reviews for Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates

Review of Dr. Moftakhar

- in Orlando, FL |

I was a patient of Dr Moftakhar’s when I lived in Illinois and when he was at Rush Hospital I had a brain aneurysm which he was able to go thru my groin to my upper left temple and install a stent and coil my aneurysm. I recommend him 1000 percent. He is the only doctor who actually came to the emergency room to see me. That man is a very caring person. I’m living in Florida now and I wish he was too.
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Review of Dr. Moftakhar

- in Irmo, SC |

Unexpectedly, a tumor was found in the base stem of my brain. Dr. Moftakhar answered all of my husbands questions and performed the 7 hour surgery. I’ve also seen him for follow ups. He is wonderful. A gem of knowledge, dedication and experience. His right hand, Leah, is also attentive and dedicated. They make a wonderful team. I highly recommend Dr. Moftakhar.
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Review of Dr. Molloy

- in Columbia , SC |

I had a Cervical discectomy and fusion a couple of weeks ago. Minimal pain and recovery has been very good. Excellent care by all the staff.
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Review of Dr. Molloy


Dr. Molloy did a super job on my back! He observed that I was a bottom line up front type of patient and that is what I wanted. Dr. Molloy put a couple rods and a bunch screws in my back. My pain was gone immediately!!! I'm a retired Infantry Soldier and currently a second career Police Officer. I'm stronger now than I was in my 30's! I'm currently 53 year of age. My much younger Officers that I work the road with have a hard time keeping up with me!! Thank you very much Dr. Molloy!
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Review of Dr. Moftakhar

- in Columbia, SC |

Dr. Moftakhar is awesome. He is patient, kind, and takes all the time in the world with you. Unfortunately his office staff is just the opposite. They are rude, incompetent, don’t EVER return phone calls, (even after havin brain surgery and leaving 4 messages asking for a return call I was told the nurse is too busy to call patients back!!!!!) and don’t follow through with what the doctor says they will do (set up MRI appointment). Trying to work with them is impossible.
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Review of Dr. Moftakhar

- in Inman |

My name is David Taylor and I am from retired from Sptbg County Sheriffs Office. Now I am an Auctioneer. While I was competing in our state competition I was having a horrible headache. Fast forward to the next day I went to our meeting place, sat down and woke up in the ambulance. When I got the hospital I was met by a team of Doctors that took great care of me. One of those people was Dr. Moftakhar. Because of Dr. Moftakhar and the grace of God I was able to do my very first Auction last week
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Review of Russell McMurry

- in Lexington |

Russ McMurry has been absolutely great over the years. He has helped me with the after care and follow up treatments for a spine issue. Always caring and a fantastic listener. He clearly explains the steps needed and what to expect.
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Review of Dr. Molloy


Dr. Molloy was wonderful! Very polite & very receptive! He took a good amount of time, explaining everything and had great suggestions. Dr. Molloy is truly the kind of doctor this society needs more of!
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Review of Dr. Molloy

- in Columbia |

Dr. Molloy was my doctor for over 1.5 years before it became necessary to operate. He is a kind doctor, who really listens.
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Review of Dr. Molloy

-Lexington, SC |

I had C7 cervical replacement on Valentines day this year Dr. Molloy did a great job I haven't had any problems he and his staff explained everything.
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Learn About Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates

28 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (Csf) Shunt - Insertion, Repair Or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Cyberknife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) Incl. Gamma Knife And Linac Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Eeg (Electroencephalogram)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal Or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization


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Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates accepts 49 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • inHealth


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