Dr. Thomas Ellison, MD

Dr. Thomas Ellison, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
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Dr. Thomas Ellison, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Murrells Inlet, SC and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Wake Forest Univ Sch Of Med in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

4033 Highway 17 Ste 110

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact Information

(843) 652-8160

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ellison performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Ellison's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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10  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Wake Forest Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of So Al Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ellison has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellison's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellison to family and friends
25 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Ellison's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

He is very rude and unsympathetic. He doesn't allow you to answer his questions before cutting you off. He said that I was one of these people who have surgeries from another doctor and come down here to expect him to fix it. I was living in another state when my 3 previous spinal surgeries had...more
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I had a plate out in my neck from C-3-4 to C-5-6 December 2016. Still in horrible pain and I regret having Dr. Ellison perform my surgery. Every time i had a follow up appointment he could not help me, he would state that it is muscle pain. I feel like he messed me up even more than before the...more
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2 Weeks Post Op ~ 2nd Fusion w/Dr Ellison who cleaned up & added additional levels following the trauma of an auto accident . This could easily be a novel ~ but being limited to 500 words won't do a great surgeon justice. Dr Scott Ellison is truly worth taking time to write about. When making my...more
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I saw Dr. Ellison and found him very dismissive of my condition and concerns. He basically took no X-Rays and only questioned me about my concerns, no real examination. When I called back to question why no x-rays were ordered, I was told he did this normally and would reevaluate at follow-up...more
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About two years ago Dr. Ellison preformed a spinal decompression on my L4 and L5 and spinal fission. About 5 to 6 months later I had reoccurring back pain. He said and I quote " I do not chase back pain. He sent me to the Pain Clinic. 12 months of treatment the pain kept getting worse. I went to...more
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