Farayi Mbuvah, MD,
Farayi Jonnes Mbuvah, MD, is pain fellowship trained and double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of Zimbabwe Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2003. He then practiced medicine in Africa as an OB/GYN for five years before moving to the USA.
In 2012, he relocated to Cleveland to pursue an internal medicine residency at Fairview Hospital/ Cleveland Clinic. Following the Internal medicine residency, Dr. Mbuvah moved to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit for an anesthesiology residency. He graduated from the Henry Ford anesthesiology residency with multiple awards and accolades for academic and clinical excellence from the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). In his final year of residency, he served as chief resident for the Anesthesiology residency program. He then moved on to a Pain medicine fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, where he trained in cutting-edge interventional pain procedures under the tutelage of reputable pain physicians.
Dr. Mbuvah and his wife, Dr. Desiree Aird with their son Cayden then moved to the Myrtle beach area to work at a local pain clinic as part of his visa requirements. His family fell in love with life at the beach they decided to stay and settle in the Myrtle Beach area.
With extensive experience in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pain medicine, Dr. Mbuvah provides exceptional, compassionate care for patients suffering from a wide range of pain syndromes including but not limited to neck pain, back pain, headaches, thoracic pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, neuropathy, and cancer-associated pain. Dr. Mbuvah listens to his patients and tailors his treatment plan for each patient. He focuses on non-opioid therapies/interventions and offers a wide range of FDA-approved, cutting-edge therapies including nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablations, epidural steroid injections, joint injections as well as more complex pain interventions such as spinal cord stimulator trials, peripheral nerve stimulator trials/implants, intrathecal pain pump trials with Morphine/maintenance, minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusions, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty as minimally invasive spine procedures (MILD procedure, Vertiflex procedure, and MINUTEMAN) for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis/neurogenic claudication who are not surgical candidates or prefer not to have invasive surgeries.
Dr. Mbuvah realizes that sometimes pain interventions or surgeries fail to address chronic pain despite our best intentions and will consider conservative medical management as the absolute last resort given the potential risks associated with medications such as opioids.
Dr. Mbuvah is also passionate about opioid use disorders /addiction to opioids and will be offering Suboxone therapy down the road for these patients. Other therapies in the pipeline that Dr. Mbuvah will be offering in the future include Lidocaine and Ketamine infusions for chronic neuropathic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia.
Dr. Mbuvah has been a resident of Horry county for 3 years and loves the wonderful people he has met over the years, especially their southern hospitality. He is committed to contributing positively to the well-being of the Horry county residents and is grateful to be part of a wonderful health system, CMC, whose values align really well with what he believes in too.
When he isn’t working with patients to diagnose and treat pain, Dr. Mbuvah loves spending time with his family, cycling, and working out.
To submit a referral for an appointment with Dr. Mbuvah, please fax it to 843-839-4599.
1. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
2. American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (ASRA).
3. American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN)
4. Pain Society of the Carolinas (PSOC).
- University of Zimbabwe Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine
- Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic
- Henry Ford Hospital-Anesthesiology
- Henry Ford Hospital-Pain Medicine