Published on June 24th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



COLUMBIA, S.C. – Providence Health is pleased to announce the addition of Travelyan Marcel Walker, MD, to its team of General Surgeons at Providence Surgical Associates. Board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and an Associate Fellow with the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Walker specializes in minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Walker served as Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, based at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

He was deployed with Special-Purpose in the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response team to Moron, Spain and the Naval Hospital Sigonella as a General Surgeon with a Forward Resuscitative Surgical System.

“Minimally invasive surgery has shortened the recovery time and improved the quality of life for surgical patients in a variety of procedures,” says Dr. Walker. “I’m pleased to offer this care in the Midlands, and proud to join the high quality and compassionate team at Providence Surgical Associates.”

Dr. Walker is the author of numerous published medical papers on surgical topics ranging from laparoscopy, hernias, fistulas, catheter placement, thyroidectomies, and more. He received his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where he was also intern of the year and resident of the year.

Providence Surgical Associates, located at 2750 Laurel Street in Columbia, South Carolina, provides general surgery, plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery within the Providence Health system. To make an appointment with Dr. Walker, call (803) 409-7130 or visit

About Providence Health:

A part of LifePoint Health, Providence Health is the leading provider of cardiovascular and orthopedic services in the Midlands. Providence is composed of two hospitals, sixteen physician practices, a network of rehabilitation centers, two sleep centers, an imaging and diagnostics lab, a school of cardiac diagnostics and an accredited chest pain center. In total, Providence employs more 2 Page 2 than 1,800 dedicated staff. Founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence is known statewide for outstanding clinical quality and compassionate care. Providence Health was recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report, tying for second place as the Best Hospital in South Carolina. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Providence Health a 4-star rating, which is the highest rank issued to a Columbia health care entity. The Providence open heart surgery program has consistently ranked in the top 15 percent of open heart programs in the nation. Both orthopedics and cardiac services have received the South Carolina BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center designation. For more information, visit


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