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Business Description
Southeastern Spine Institute is a medical center in South Carolina dedicated to spine care, spinal surgery, spinal health, artificial disc replacement, and common spine ailments. The center s comprehensive services include state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging, and an in-house epidural and physical therapy facilities. It performs artificial disc replacement using the Charite artificial disc. The center s spine surgeons are board certified in orthopedic surgery. Additionally, they each have formal, specialized training in the evaluation and surgical management of spine problems. Its conservative spine care physicians have training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, including nerve conduction studies, and spine and joint injections under fluoroscopy. The center is affiliated by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Southeastern Spine Institute has branch locations in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, S.C.

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TollFree: (800) 432-0274

  • Pain Management
  • Oral,Dental
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master card, visa, cash only

Nonprofit Ambulatory Surgery Center


Forrest, Leonard E, Do - Southeastern Spine Institute

Forrest, Leonard E, MD

Leonard E Forrest MD

Southeastern Spine Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center

Forrest Leonard E

The Southeastern Spine Institute

Surgery Centers
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Services: Pain Management, Oral,Dental


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Wayne R.



Well I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I had neck surgery it's been over a year and still no pain dr. Poletti did a great job and I would recommend him to any one.

Jay B.



People who leave comments are generally those who have something bad to say. I have had nothing but great experiences at SSI. I was rear-ended in a car, and damaged my spine.

I followed all recommendations INCLUDING physical therapy. I have seen a lot of overweight people both at the SSI and my physical therapy sessions. They tend to be lazy and have an "I can't" attitude.

There is no magic pill and surgery takes rehabilitation--a lot of which comes from the patient's part! Once a back patient, ALWAYS a back patient.

Kevin C.



1. Gave me the wrong surgery and doubled my pain (people with Facets problems should not have ADR)

2. Sent me back to work where I had to stand on my feet for 8 hours a day (I was in so much pain I almost killed myself)

3. I point to a spot on my back for a year and finally they said we don't even do anything there. The doctor yelled at me and that was the last I ever saw of him. After that, he pawned me off on his PAs.

4. I contact them after 2 years not going to their office. What is their response? How are you feeling? We hope you are well? Nope it was what is your current insurance information.

Michael B.



Went there by referal from two other people. What a joke. This was a 3rd opinion and first two doctors say T6 thry T11 are damaged and L2L3 herniated disk. Easily seen by the MRI and X-rays. Been thru therapy, chiropractic, pain management all with no help. When I get there they take more x rays bacause they say the first is too bad to see. Talk to 3 diffrent people who ask the same questions and obviously never looked at the paperwork from the other doctors or pain management place. Then they tell me nothing is wrong with my back and I need their pain management. I could even see the problem areas on my xrays from where the other doctors pointed them out to me. They acted like it eas no big deal. I go next door to the pain management building then they want to charge $295 and another $30 for facility and extrra doctor fee for a shot that is fully covered by my insureance. $295 to use their building? I walked out! It was obvious that the doctor was only looking for a quick eazy fix patient so he could get his quota for the month. My back is really messed up and I was scooted out the door so he would not have to deal with it. Stay far far away from this place. Its all about the numbers they can run thru quckly at the highest profit.



NO STARS HERE! My daughter wa...

NO STARS HERE! My daughter was referred here by her internist for a documented herniated disc (by MRI), and when we appeared for her appointment, with her barely walking and using a walker and in obvious pain, she was summarily dismissed because she did not have insurance. She is quite capable of paying the entire bill, and offered to pay in advance for every procedure. She was summarily shown the door and we were advised that they do not accept self-paying patients "across the board.:" I was appalled by the callousness of this policy, especially since she was referred by her internist, was in obvious pain, had an MRI which documented 2 herniated discs, and offered to pay in full prior to each procedure. All I could think of was that she was spared by their refusal - spared of needless moneymaking procedures by a facility interested primarily in making a profit in lieu of patient care. I feel she was incredibly fortunate to have NOT seen these folks.



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After a quick interview with the Doctor and review of my MRI, a needle in the back was the first course of action. A cortisone shot and two weeks later I sat down with a DIFFERENT Doctor!! Not sure what happened to the first guy! As I tried to explain my pain to him, he ignored what I was saying and proceeded to tell me that a epidural was my best best. I had to introduce the idea of physical therapy first before a shot. I'm not sure I trust them enough to go back for a follow up. Be Careful!



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Screwed over my husband

Treated for a car accident on a lien. Doctor ran up a high bill and wanted to keep going. Had to pull the plug and left with a $13,000.00 bill and he still has to treat after case settles.

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