Dr. Thomas Bates, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Bates
Accepting new patients

Carolinas Center For Surgery

2145 Country Club Rd Jacksonville, NC 28557

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(910) 939-5759

Dr. Thomas Bates, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Jacksonville, NC. Dr. Bates has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Carteret General Hospital and Vidant Beaufort Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bates to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bates accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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Medicaid
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United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Shoulder Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Bates treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Hip Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates performs Hip Replacement more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Bates performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

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Dr. Bates' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Bates' Reviews

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5.0

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Dr.Bates replaced my hip joint this week.I'm very pleased with the surgery.He is a no nonsense doctor who gets results.I feel better already.Hospital and staff A++
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Ron Haworth – Mar 09, 2020
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Dr. Bates is an excellent and caring Doctor with a great bedside manner. He fixed my knee after having surgery by another practice. I would recommend him to anybody. His staff is great and very caring. I don't think you'll find a more caring practice. He did not rush his decision to take me back to surgery. He looked at all the records and performed tests of his own before making the decision.
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Newport, NC – Mar 01, 2019
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Paul g in New bern, NC – Feb 05, 2019
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I met Dr. Bates and his PA Steve Huber yesterday. I came in with a left leg that was in intense pain and I was exhausted from trying to be the sole caregiver to my husband while in this pain. X-rays were made in the office. A diagnosis and a path to pain relief were made and thoroughly explained to me by both the PA and Dr. Bates. They asked questions about my life and were compassionate and kind. Bests orthopedic experience I have ever had and I will return to them with confidence and affection
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Lark Fiore in Newport, NC – Mar 09, 2017
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caring, thoughtful, gave all possible outcomes (including possible complications) of hip revision surgery. All interactions with myself and husband were thorough and not rushed. Highly recommend this surgeon and his staff.
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joan l. in Jacksonville, NC – Jan 10, 2017
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Dr. Bates has performed surgery on my knee & ankle. He is very kind and caring during my visit with him which is so important to me. His office staff is efficient and also very caring. If you look at his training and background you will find he is excellent. I have recommended him to everyone I meet. It is a small town and word of mouth recommendations are very important and I am glad to share that with my friends, family and my church family.
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About Me

Dr. Bates is dedicated to the team approach in patient care, involving therapists, primary care physicians, and the patients family to ensure a speedy recovery and return to sports, work, and recreational activities.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

LaSalle University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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Locations

Carolinas Center For Surgery

Carolinas Center for Surgery & Action Therapy2145 Country Club Rd Jacksonville, NC 28557
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Carolinas Center For Surgery775 W Corbett Ave Swansboro, NC 28584
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Carteret General Hospital

Morehead City, NC

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Washington, NC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average