Michael Hillegass, MD

Michael Hillegass, MD

Physician in Mount Pleasant, SC
4.7/5.0
Rating 4.7
(241 Reviews)
Specialties: Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
NPI #1124225552

Michael Gabriel Hillegass, MD

Dr. M. Gabe Hillegass is a board certified interventional pain management physician who values individualized treatment plans with the goal of optimizing patient function and quality of life. He is experienced in working within interdisciplinary teams that include your primary care physician and any referring specialty physician as well as providers from co-treating specialties such as physical therapy, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine. Dr. Hillegass believes that chronic pain can be successfully managed similarly to most other chronic medical conditions. He feels that patient education and self-empowerment are the keys to this success.Dr. Hillegass completed his anesthesiology residency at MUSC, where he was a chief resident, before moving on to Harvard Medical School's Brigham & Women's Hospital for his fellowship training. He subsequently served four years on active duty with the navy as a staff anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. There he was the division officer for the pain medicine service and assistant program director for the pain medicine fellowship. He has won research and teaching awards and has published research articles in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as numerous chapters in pain medicine textbooks. He is dedicated to educating his patients and their loved ones as well as rotating medical students and residents on safe and effective comprehensive pain management strategies.

Board Certifications: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

My Offices

  • Map of 1106 Chuck Dawley Blvd. in Mount Pleasant
    Primary Office
    MUSC Health Chuck Dawley Medical Park
    1106 Chuck Dawley Blvd.
    Building A
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    US
    Day of the WeekHours
    Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    SaturdayClosed
    SundayClosed
  • Map of 135 Rutledge Ave in Charleston
    MUSC Health Rutledge Tower
    135 Rutledge Ave
    Charleston, SC 29425
    US
    Day of the WeekHours
    MondayOpen 24 Hours
    TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
    WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
    ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
    FridayOpen 24 Hours
    SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
    SundayOpen 24 Hours
  • Map of 2060 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in Charleston
    MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion - Epic Center
    2060 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
    Charleston, SC 29407
    US
    Day of the WeekHours
    Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    SaturdayClosed
    SundayClosed

Insurances Accepted

Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Central and peripheral neuromodulation and neuroablation
  • Post-operative pain syndromes
  • Ultrasound-guided interventional pain procedures
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Hip and knee injections including radiofrequency ablation
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Back pain
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
Languages
  • English
Gender
  • Male

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