Abhay K. Varma M.D.

Accepting New Patients
  • Professor
Degree M.D.
School All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi India
  • University of Toronto in Spine surgery
  • University of Toronto in Skull base surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh in Neurotrauma
  • Regional Neurosciences Center in New Castle-Upon-Tyne in General Neurosurgery and Neurovascular Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Neuro-oncology (Brain tumors & Gamma knife)
Board Certification
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer - Brain & Spine Tumors
Clinical Interests
  • Brain Tumors
  • Brain Cancer
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Functional Brain Mapping
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Tumors
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries Including Birth Palsy
Accepts New Patients Yes
To request an appointment call our representatives at 843-792-1414


Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
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MUSC Health Neurosurgery
4367 Riverwood Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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MUSC Health East Cooper
1600 Midtown Avenue
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Hollings Cancer Center
86 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425
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Dr. Varma is faculty in neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency in India and Fellowships in brain tumor surgery and spine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Toronto, and the Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in the management of all types of adult brain tumors, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, adult spinal disorders and spine tumors, and peripheral nerve disorders, including children with brachial plexus injuries (neonatal brachial plexopathy). His surgical practice offers microsurgery and endoscopic surgery. He also offers brain mapping and awake craniotomies for patients with brain tumors in eloquent areas, like the motor strip, the speech areas, and perisylvian tumors.

Dr. Varma accepts new patients in downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Murells Inlet.