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Physicians: Thomas Lawhorne III, MD

THOMAS
LAWHORNE III, MD

Medical School

Undergrad: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Medical School: Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)

Fellowship

Rush University (Chicago, IL)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

TERRANCE "Terry" WEBB - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

ORTHOPEDIC SPINE

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS:  Sarah / Cristy
Office: 912-644-5324    -    Fax: 912-644-5250 
APPOINTMENT: 912-644-5300  
CONDITIONS

Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc - Cervical

Herniated Disc - Lumbar
Kyphosis
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis - Cervical
Spondylosis

NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection 
Facet Joint Injections
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
Disc Replacement, Cervical
ELIF: Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion
Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion
Micro Microdiscectomy Surgery

Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Thomas Lawhorne III, MD is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with Optim Orthopedics who provides consultation and treatment for patients with all spine disorders, including cervical spine and minimally invasive procedures.

When Dr. Thomas Lawhorne says he fell into orthopedic surgery, he’s being quite literal.

While attending Emory University Medical school with a notion of going into cardiac surgery, he tore his ACL. “I had a complicated recovery and surgery, so I got to know a lot of the orthopedic residents and learned about the medicine behind it,” he said. “That triggered my interest in orthopedics.”

That initial interest blossomed into a dedication to spinal surgery, nurtured by Dr. Lawhorne’s passion for doing the most good. “With the spine, it satisfied the urge to do things that made a very big impact on someone’s life. When you give someone back the use of their neck or their back, you make a huge impact,” he said. “There’s a significant impact that a spine surgery can make on someone life. I was drawn to that.”

The intervening years have seen him focus his expertise more narrowly on minimally invasive spinal procedures, making him uniquely suited to help patients achieve the best results with the smallest impact. And, helping patients help themselves. Building a partnership between patient and physician is paramount to the work Dr. Lawhorne does.

“You may not do the same procedure for someone who’s 75 years old and retired vs. someone who is 35 and works a manual job. Those patients have different objectives, and you really have to talk to them. and get the patient involved in the decision making process,” he said. “I want to help my patients be as knowledgeable as anyone on their problem. I try to give my patients the whole picture and then let them guide the treatment pathway. They’re the boss.”

TERRANCE "Terry" WEBB - Nurse Practitioner (NP-C)

Terrance “Terry” Webb is a nurse practitioner for Thomas Lawhorne, MD for Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine for David Palmer, MD. He received his Associate of Science in Nursing from Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA, followed by his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. Webb earned his Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgia Southern University. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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THOMAS LAWHORNE III, MD - PATIENT REVIEWS

THOMAS LAWHORNE III, MD

ORTHOPEDIC SPINE

 

 

Savannah (Chatham)

210 East DeRenne Avenue
Savannah, GA 31405

ORTHOPEDICS: 912.348.8249

THERAPY: 912.644.5333

 

Brunswick (Glynn)

1111 Glynco Pkwy., Ste. 30
Brunswick, GA 31525

912.342.7112

 

Dublin (Laurens)

242 Industrial Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021

478.272.3140

 

Statesboro (Bulloch)

16915 US Hwy. 67 South
Statesboro, GA 30458

ORTHOPEDICS: 912.681.2500

THERAPY: 912.486.2301

 

Reidsville (Tattnall)

247A South Main St.
Reidsville, GA 30453

912.557.8990

Vidalia (Toombs)

3301 East 1st St., Ste. B
Vidalia, GA 30474

ORTHOPEDICS: 912.537.0888

THERAPY: 912.537.8889

Waycross (Ware)

305 Pineview Drive
Waycross, GA 31504

912.342.7112