Dr. Thomas E. Bates, MD

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Specializes in Sports Medicine • Male • Age 48

3714 Guardian Ave Suite E
Morehead City, NC 28557
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Dr. Bates' Experience

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Dr. Bates' Specialties

Procedures Dr. Bates Performs

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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Conditions Dr. Bates Treats

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Carteret General Hospital
3500 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Bates

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Carolina Center For Surgery
Morehead City Office
3714 Guardian Ave Suite E
Morehead City, NC 28557
Carolina Center For Surgery
Swansboro Office
775 W Corbett Ave Suite 2
Swansboro, NC 28584
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    Dr. Bates' Experience

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    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2011
    • Orthopedic Surgery, 2003
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    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revisions
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injections
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
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    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Bates

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for North Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Temple University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1992

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    International Congress for Joint Reconstruction , Member
    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) delivers continuing medical education to orthopedic surgeons focused on the latest operative techniques, procedures, advanced devices, and improvements in patient care. Physicians affiliated with ICJR are committed to offering patients the best treatment options available today
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bates & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Bates' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Bates

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bates to family and friends

    5 responses
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    5 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    5 responses
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 4 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Bates
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    5 responses
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    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    5 responses
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    5 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    5 responses
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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Bates accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Carolina Center For Surgery
    Morehead City Office
    3714 Guardian Ave Suite E
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    (252) 247-2101 (Office)
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    Carolina Center For Surgery
    Swansboro Office
    775 W Corbett Ave Suite 2
    Swansboro, NC 28584
    (910) 325-0211 (Office)
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