Dr. Michael Gaines, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Gaines
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Optim Orthopedics

16915 Highway 67 Statesboro, GA 30458

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(912) 681-2500

Dr. Michael Gaines, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Statesboro, GA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Optim Medical Center -Tattnall. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gaines to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gaines' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Gaines' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gaines

4.1

Based on 62 ratings

5 Stars
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      Dr Gaines was very polite, understanding, informative and I had complete trust in him with my knee surgery. His office staff is very nice and they answered my questions thru the Portal the same day. Will recommend him and will use him again if the need arises.
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      I was quickly able to make an appointment with Dr. Gaines for severe shoulder pain. I don't think I've ever met a kinder and more caring physician. After x-rays and an exam, he quickly diagnosed my problem and offered my options. Additionally, he was able to have a procedure done that day which gave me some relief. I highly recommend this excellent and caring physician.
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      Mike Fagler – Jun 17, 2020
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      I would like to thank Dr. Gaines for taking the time to listen to me talk about how I feel! It shows me that he cares about his patients and for that I thank you so much! I feel so much better, he is a wonderful, kind, and compassionate Doctor! His staff was kind and thoughtful if you are looking for a Doctor this is the place for you!
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      Victoria Miller – Jun 04, 2020
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      Awesome he saved my toe from extensive surgery. Super professional and caring
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      After 2 other doctors and 2 MP"s. Dr Gaines got to the heart of my problem and I am on my way to healing. BIG Thank You!
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      Ron – Apr 05, 2020
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      Dr. Gaines has the sweetest spirit. That is very important to me.
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      Linda – Apr 01, 2020
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      Listened thoroughly and took his time with me. I felt heard and cared for. So glad I saw Dr Gaines!
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      Mar 25, 2020
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      First time patient. Loved Dr Gaines. Went directly to issue with me shoulder and recommended next steps. Could not ask for better.
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      RBBarnes – Mar 08, 2020
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      Excellent doctor
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      First time seeing Dr Gaines (my other orthopedic dr retired). He was very nice , professional and explained everything so I completely understood. Will definitely see him again if needed in the future.
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      Carla Greene – Feb 27, 2020
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      Very personable. Dr Gaines took the time to explain what would happen during surgery and what would be needed for full recovery after surgery.
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      Feb 26, 2020
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      Living in a small town outside of Statesboro, I was very fortunate to have found Dr. Gaines. He performed my shoulder reconstruction with cadaver graft perfectly. He is always very friendly, very caring, very patient, and walks in the exam room with a big smile on his face! As a physician who also refers patients to Dr. Gaines, I can say he is extremely knowledgeable in his area and I always learn something when I talk to him.
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      Dr. Gaines took the time to explain the reason for my pain and how we will handle the issue.
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      He is a very kind and caring physician. He takes the time to listen and answer your questions. I like how he shows you on a diagram what issues you maybe experiencing.
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      Moore Family – Jan 10, 2020
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      Dr Gaines was really nice.He
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      Dr.Gaines has been a great physician. He has help me over the past several months. I thank you and I look forward to seen you soon for surgery.
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      Mary Clover – Jun 23, 2019
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      From check-in to check-out, I was treated with kindness and concern. Dr. Gaines addresses my shoulder injury with a thorough explanation and explanation of short and long term care on my part to function with minimum of problems in the future. Very pleased with his staff. Will highly recommend Dr. Gaines.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Bill, Statesboro, Ga. – Jun 20, 2019
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      Dr. Gaines has been amazing throughout this journey. Total knee replacement has been the best thing for me. Dr Gaines tried everything prior to knee replacement to get me relief from the pain and while some things helped temporarily, it was apparent that this was inevitable. He has been there with me every step answering questions and reassuring me things would be better. And they are. Shout out to Elana and Lauren Y’all have been great. Answering my emails through the portal and talking with me to assist with my needs. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.
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      • 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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      • Long wait times
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      Sue in Swainsboro, GA – Jun 14, 2019
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      Dr. Gaines has seen my 12 year old for several injuries. He has taken great care of her and does a wonderful job explaining what to expect with the treatment and healing process.
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      About Me

      At Optim Orthopedics, we know you're not yourself when even just one part of you is hurt. Because in orthopedics, everything is connected: bones, joints, ligaments, and cartilage. We're connected too. Our doctors cover every bone in the body and we work together as a team for our patients. We call our approach - Combined Strength, and we use it to get you back to you.

      Specialties

      • Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2008
      Steadman Hawkins Clinic Carolinas
      Fellowship Hospital
      2007
      University Of Tennessee Chattanooga
      Residency Hospital
      2002
      Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
      Medical School
      American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery

      Awards

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      Locations

      Optim Orthopedics

      Optim Orthopedics - Statesboro16915 Highway 67 Statesboro, GA 30458
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      Optim Healthcare

      Optim Health System - Swainsboro119 Victory Dr Swainsboro, GA 30401
      2
      Optim Health System - Millen961 E Winthrope Ave Millen, GA 30442
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      Optim Health System - Sylvania213 Mims Rd Sylvania, GA 30467
      4

      Affiliated Hospitals

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      East Georgia Regional Medical Center

      Statesboro, GA

      63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

      Optim Medical Center -Tattnall

      Reidsville, GA

      81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)