Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center

Our spine surgeons and providers offer treatment for back pain, sciatic nerve pain, herniated discs and other spine-related conditions

The center of it all

Your neck and spine are at the center of everything you do – so if you experience any kind of pain there, everything hurts. At Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center, we combine the talents of orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons to provide you with fast and effective pain relief. Led by co-directors Gregory Grabowski, MD, and Seth S. Molloy, DO, MSc, each of our locations in Columbia and Lexington offers a full range of services, which means you get the very best care, right here in the Midlands.

Our surgical and nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Complex restorative spine surgery
  • Computer-assisted spine treatment
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Joint injections
  • Interventional spine surgery and procedures
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Radio frequency oblations
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Spinal oncological surgery
  • Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks

Get treatment and relief

We care for patients of all ages, providing treatment and relief for a variety of conditions including:

  • Cervical arthritis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc
  • Facet arthropathy
  • Fractures (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
  • We are the only back pain specialty center in the area dedicated to caring for any spine issue.
  • Our fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons can provide outpatient and minimally invasive surgeries, fusion procedures, motion-preserving spine surgery and complex revision procedures. 
  • We are the region’s referral center for complex spinal cord issues and spinal cord tumors.
  • We provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, and work with you to determine which approach is most appropriate.

Providers

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  • John Clavet, MD
  • P. Doug deHoll, MD
  • William T. Felmly, MD
  • Gregory Grabowski, MD
  • Michael P. Horan, MD
  • Christopher R. Hydorn, MD
  • Mark D. Locke, MD
  • Erwin Z. Mangubat, MD, MPH
  • Seth S. Molloy, DO, MSc
  • Pranitha R. Nallu, MD
  • Michael W. Peelle, MD
  • David A. Scott, MD
  • David C. Straus, MD
  • Caroline S. Clark, PA
    Caroline S. Clark, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationWake Forest School of Medicine

    Caroline Clark, PA, works with Dr. Grabowski and his spine surgery patients. She received her physician assistant degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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  • Douglas N. Dow, PA
    Douglas N. Dow, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center

    Doug Dow, PA-C, works with Dr. DeHoll and his spine patients. He received his physician assistant degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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  • Rebekah L. O'Dell, PA
    Rebekah L. O'Dell, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationMedical University of South Carolina

    Rebekah O'Dell, PA, works with Dr. Peelle and his spine patients. She received her physician assistant degree from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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  • Andrea P. Griffin, NP
    Andrea P. Griffin, NP
    • SpecialtyAcute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • EducationUniversity of South Carolina

    Andrea Griffin, RN, ACNP, works with Dr. Straus and his spine and neurosurgery patients. She completed her degree in nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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  • Annette M. Darby-Rauch, PA
    Annette M. Darby-Rauch, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationNova Southeastern University

    Annette Darby-Rauch, PA-C, works with Dr. Mangubat and his spine patients. She received her physician assistant degree from Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, Florida.

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  • Coleman Fravel, PA
    Coleman Fravel, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationMedical University of South Carolina

    Coleman Fravel, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant working with the interventional medicine team at the Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center. He completed his physician assistant training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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  • Drew K. Friedrichs, PA
    Drew K. Friedrichs, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationNova Southeastern University

    Drew Friedrichs, MMS, PA, works with Dr. Molloy and his spine patients. She received her physician assistant degree from Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, Florida.

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  • Farrah Schildknecht, NP
    Farrah Schildknecht, NP
    • SpecialtyAcute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • EducationUniversity of South Carolina

    Farrah Schildknecht, MSN, RN, ACNP, works with Dr. Felmly and his spine patients. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Patient stories

Living pain free

History teacher and football coach Ray Canady's back pain was affecting his quality of life. After treatment from the Spine Center, he is now able to live pain free.

Getting his life back

Suffering from debilitating back pain, Jason Richard's minimally invasive procedure for his bulging disc at the Spine Center allowed him to get back to his active lifestyle.
 
 
 

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