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

Your neck and spine are at the center of everything you do

When you experience any kind of spine-related pain, 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
 

Collaborative, comprehensive care for back pain and spine issues

How We Care for You

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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 with a true multidisciplinary approach.
  • Our fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons have appointments with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and provide the widest range of 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.

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  • P. Doug deHoll, MD
  • William T. Felmly, MD
  • Gregory Grabowski, MD
  • Michael P. Horan, MD
  • Christopher R. Hydorn, MD
  • Kamran Z. Koranloo, MD
  • Mark D. Locke, MD
  • Erwin Z. Mangubat, MD
  • Seth S. Molloy, DO
  • Pranitha R. Nallu, MD
  • Michael W. Peelle, MD
  • David A. Scott, MD
  • David C. Straus, MD
  • James Viapiano, MD
  • 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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  • 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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  • Joan C. Hornick, PA
    Joan C. Hornick, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationUniversity of South Alabama

    Joan Hornick, PA-C, works with Dr. Grabowski and his spine patients. She received her physician assistant degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

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  • Jennifer B. Cooper, PA
    Jennifer B. Cooper, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationMedical University of South Carolina

    Jennifer Cooper, PA-C, works with Dr. Hydorn and his pediatric orthopedics patients. She received her physician assistant degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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  • Valerie Shah, PA
    Valerie Shah, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationEastern Virginia Medical School

    Valerie Shah, PA-C, works with Dr. Locke and his pediatric orthopedics patients. She received her physician assistant degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kelly Kage, PA
    Kelly Kage, PA
    • SpecialtyPhysician Assistant
    • CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • EducationEastern Virginia Medical School
  • 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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Locations

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
100 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Suite 320
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803-907-7463
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
101 Business Park Blvd., Suite D
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-907-7463
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
104 Saluda Pointe Dr., Suite D
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-907-7463
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
14 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-907-7463
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
2 Medical Park Rd., Lower Level
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-907-7463
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
3 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 310
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-907-7463
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
300 Palmetto Health Pkwy., 2nd Floor
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803-907-7463
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Dancing and shagging

Becky Spears had her back surgery in March 2016 and was featured on the game show Beat Shazam shortly after.

“Dr. Felmly was the reason I was able to shag on national TV with Jamie Foxx.”

Living her life again

After extensive care to plan the most appropriate plan of action, Linda Vandiver's neck and back surgeries relieved all of her pain. A lifelong traveler, her quality of life improved and she finally returned to a normal life.

 

Collaborative spine care

At Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center, our Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Center physicians provide collaborative and comprehensive care for people with back pain and spine issues.

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.

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.
 
 
 

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Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded in late 2019 and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health-USC Medical Group