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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Neurosurgery

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Expert care, right here in the Midlands

Find the best neurological and neurosurgical care for your child, without leaving the Midlands of South Carolina. Our fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgery team provides the most advanced, around-the-clock care for neonates, infants, children and adolescents with problems of the brain, spine or peripheral nerves.

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Our fellowship-trained neurosurgeons treat conditions of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. Let us review your care. Contact us »

Why choose Palmetto Health for pediatric neurosurgery?

Children in need of neurosurgery are best treated by a pediatric neurosurgeon, with advanced subspecialty training and a strong commitment to a family-centered approach to care. Our pediatric neurosurgeons have access to the latest technology and collaborate extensively with other pediatric subspecialists to make sure your little one gets the best and most comprehensive treatment.


"A different feel from other hospitals"

"A different feel from other hospitals"

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

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

Protect your melon

Pediatric neurosurgeon Catherine McClung Smith discusses why helmet safety is so important with a watermelon experiment.
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Love your melon: Helmet safety tips

Pediatric neurosurgeon Catherine McClung Smith discusses why helmet safety is so important with a watermelon experiment.
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Tethered cord and spina bifida

Tethered cord and spina bifida

Pediatric neurosurgeon Stanley Skarli discusses tethered spinal cord syndrome and its link with spina bifida.
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Tethered cord syndrome - Stanley Skarli, MD

Pediatric neurosurgeon Stanley Skarli discusses tethered spinal cord syndrome and its link with spina bifida.
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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

Stanley O. Skarli, MD, and Catherine McClung Smith, MD, discuss symptoms and treatment options of hydrocephalus, the excessive accumulation of fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
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Tethered cord syndrome - Stanley Skarli, MD

Stanley O. Skarli, MD, and Catherine McClung Smith, MD, discuss symptoms and treatment options of hydrocephalus, the excessive accumulation of fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
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Conditions treated

 

Specialty clinics

  • Spina bifida
  • Transitional care
  • High-risk maternal-fetal medicine (preterm abnormalities)
  • Epilepsy/spasticity

Care team


​Stanley O. Skarli, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Stanley O. Skarli, MD, is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and is an associate professor of surgery with the USC School of Medicine.  More »

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Catherine McClung Smith, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Catherine McClung Smith, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  More »

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Brandi Martinez, NP

(Working with Dr. Skarli)

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