Dr. Scott Taber, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Taber
Accepting new patients

Palmetto Health-USC Surgery - Surgical Associates of South Carolina

1850 Laurel St Columbia, SC 29201

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(803) 256-3400

Dr. Scott Taber, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Taber has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palmetto Health - Baptist and Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Taber to book an appointment.


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Dr. Taber accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taber performs Gallbladder Removal more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Taber performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taber performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Taber performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taber performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Taber performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taber performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Taber performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taber performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Taber performs this procedure more than 55% of their peers

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Dr. Taber's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystotomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr Tabor was my surgeon in November, 2017, for Melanoma. I believe that he is not only a very skilled surgeon, but is also a very caring and compassionate doctor.
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Dr Taber went above and beyond for me while in the hospital for 2 months last summer. I found myself in a position that I could have lost my my left leg due to necrosis, but Dr Taber did several surgeries to make sure the necrosis was removed and used a wound vac to heal me. I owe him everything
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I have been a patient of Dr. Taber's on several occasions for the past 6 years. I have been more than pleased with his surgical skills and his caring personality. I have recommended him to my sister-in-law who also was very pleased with him.
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He has a lot of concern for his patients. He went over and beyond for my mother. Very hands on and genuine.
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Biography

Dr. Scott Taber, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Taber has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in h...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University of Louisville Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University of Louisville Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Brown Cancer Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University of Louisville Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Creighton University School of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

Palmetto Health-USC Surgery - Surgical Associates of South Carolina

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Palmetto Health - Baptist

Columbia, SC

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland

Columbia, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Providence Health

Columbia, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average