Dr. Edward Tavel, Pain Specialists of Columbia
Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Dr. Edward Tavel has practiced pain management since 1993.
As the founder and Medical Director of Pain Specialists, Dr. Tavel is passionate about providing his patients with the latest advances in pain management techniques. Dr. Tavel uses a full range of non-surgical pain treatment techniques and provides a comprehensive approach to pain management. His special areas of interest include arthritis of the spine and chronic nerve related pain. He is specifically skilled in radiofrequency ablation (also known as Rhizotomy) and is one of the few physicians in the state performing neuromodulation therapy using spinal cord stimulation.
Dr. Tavel earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his MD at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed four additional years of anesthesia and pain medicine training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was chief resident in his final year. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesia and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He maintains active membership in the Interventional Spinal Intervention Society (ISIS), as well as, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). Dr. Tavel has been named as one of ASC’s “Industry Leaders to Know” as well as one of the top “150 Pain Management Physicians” nationwide. A leader in the field, Dr. Tavel was a member of the South Carolina Workers Compensation Narcotics Use Advisory Committee.