Dr. George Sutherland, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 48

Dr. Sutherland
Accepting new patients

Optim Healthcare

210 E Derenne Ave Savannah, GA 31405

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(912) 644-5300

Dr. George Sutherland, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Savannah, GA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Candler Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sutherland to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sutherland's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot Sprain
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Sutherland's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sutherland

4.5

Based on 72 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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We dicussed a full knee replacement of my right knee. Explained my Xrays thoroughly, and discussed my options about surgery. He was great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 02, 2021
Professional, efficient and explained all so I could understand. Hopefully will have good results from shoulder injection.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Mary Lynda Bianchi – Sep 02, 2021
Dr Sutherland did my reverse shoulder surgery. I would highly recommend him. He is professional and compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nancy – Aug 27, 2021
Replaced my left knee, did a terrific job. His PA Brian is great, overall very satisfied and on the road to recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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T. Hartigan – Aug 18, 2021
I feel like my well-being is important to Dr Sutherland and his team. I had Reverse Shoulder Replacement done at Optim’s Tattnall Hospital in GA. It was well worth the drive. I don’t think I have ever had better care... from the moment I walked in until the moment I walked out. They have even called twice since my surgery (done 7/23/21- 2 weeks ago) to check on me.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nancy Madara – Aug 07, 2021
Had a problem with my right knee. Was able to get an appointment within a few days. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. I was seen promptly on the day of my appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
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Frank – Aug 06, 2021
Very effective diagnosis.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 31, 2021
Went very good. No waiting. Office staff very helpful and pleasant. Dr Sutherland very nice and knowledgeable about my shoulder.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jul 17, 2021
Excellent service, very efficient, Dr Sutherland was very professional and listened
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Clemson – Jun 09, 2021
An excellent doctor. I trust his advice.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jun 06, 2021
Always a pleasure to see Dr Sutherland. He makes me feel extremely comfortable and very secure knowing he has my best interest in mind. He thoroughly explains the plan of care for my orthopedic issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Sturges-Madara – Jun 05, 2021
The staff in the office and hospital were awesome. I had surgery today, and I never saw Dr. Sutherland. He never came to room pre or post surgery to explain the procedure. The hospital nurses tried calling his office several times for instructions, finally got ahold of someone who said a nurse would call me by 4:00...it is now 6:45, no calls, and many questions
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Apr 14, 2021
Great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Harold Rivers – Apr 02, 2021
I was referred to Dr. Sutherland for a sore knee after a fall. What a kind, unassuming and delightful doctor. Diagnosed my condition promptly, treated me in the office and said I should feel better within a week or two. I did and was grateful. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura – Mar 07, 2021
He appeared disinterested and didn’t seem to listen. His solution was to give my injury time, but it had already been 5 weeks and it was getting worse and worse. When I reminded him of my daily tasks and asked for a brace, he said he didn’t really do that. I followed up with asking what should I do/avoid? He replied, I’ll just give you a brace. No anti-inflammatories, no restrictions, no instructions, except for PT. Made me wonder if I was being put off until my injury got bad enough to warrant surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 01, 2021
Wasn’t in agreement of diagnosis but went with dr plans a well placed cortisone shot and I feel 100% better can’t complain great job !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mike Terlesky – Feb 17, 2021
Dr. Sutherland worked me in on very short notice due to the pain I was experiencing. He diagnosed the problem along with showing and explaining the X-rays so I could see and understand. They then set up the next step along with getting prescriptions called in. Very professional in the way everything was handled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 09, 2021
Follow up appointment after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Feb 03, 2021
cslease. Very direct and to the point explained what would happen- wish I had asked better Q’s
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Jan 30, 2021
Dr. Sutherland was very kind. He took the time to explain everything and answer all my questions. Great bedside manner. Explained options and recommendations for treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 27, 2021

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a provider I treat my patients how I expect to be treated myself. I listen and after the patient has given me all of the needed information, we work...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Hughston Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Lsu-Hsc (Shreveport)
Residency Hospital
2005
Louisiana States University Health Science Center (Shreveport)
Internship Hospital
2004
Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
Medical School
2004
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Excellence In Patient Care- Coastal Carolina Hospital, 02/01/2012

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What are Dr. George Sutherland, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sutherland frequently treats Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoarthritis of Shoulder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sutherland treats.

Where is Dr. George Sutherland, MD's office located?

Dr. Sutherland's office is located at 210 E Derenne Ave, Savannah, GA 31405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Optim Healthcare

Optim Surgery Center210 E Derenne Ave Savannah, GA 31405
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Coastal Carolina Medical Center

Coastal Carolina Hospital- Rehabilitation Unit1000 Medical Center Dr Hardeeville, SC 29927
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Practice

Optim Orthopedics LLC8201 Pinellas Dr Bluffton, SC 29910
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Hilton Head Hospital25 Hospital Center Blvd Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
4

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sutherland is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Candler Hospital

Savannah, GA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Coastal Carolina Hospital

Hardeeville, SC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Hilton Head Regional Medical Center

Hilton Head Island, SC

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Optim Medical Center -Tattnall

Reidsville, GA

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Joseph's Hospital

Savannah, GA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)