Dr. Thomas Lawhorne, MD

Dr. Thomas Lawhorne, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMale

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Dr. Thomas Lawhorne, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Savannah, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fairview Park Hospital and Memorial Satilla Health. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lawhorne to book an appointment.

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210 E Derenne Ave Savannah, GA 31405

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8 am
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9 pm

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8 am
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9 pm

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8 am
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9 pm

Thu

8 am
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9 pm

Fri

8 am
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9 pm

Sat

9 am
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12 pm
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Locations

Optim Orthopedics

Optim Orthopedics210 E Derenne Ave Savannah, GA 31405
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 9:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 9:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 9:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 9:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 9:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Directions

Optim Health System

Optim Health System - Brunswick1111 Glynco Pkwy Ste 30 Brunswick, GA 31525
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Optim Healthcare305 Pineview Dr Waycross, GA 31504
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Optim Healthcare

Optim Health System - Dublin242 Industrial Blvd Dublin, GA 31021
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Lawhorne's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lawhorne

4.1

Based on 134 ratings

5 Stars
72.38805970149254%
(97)
4 Stars
5.970149253731344%
(8)
3 Stars
1.492537313432836%
(2)
2 Stars
0.746268656716418%
(1)
1 Star
19.402985074626866%
(26)
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My visit great! Receptionist, Nursing staff, assistant and Dr Lawhorn. He reviewed my MRI with me and my daughter, took his tome with each of my questions and how to proceed from this point. I would recommend Dr Lawhorn to anyone.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 27, 2021
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Dr Lawhorne is a careful listener to his patients and works to resolve their health issues.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Apr 24, 2021
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Good kind caring staff. Talk to you like they are post to professional. Good place to go.
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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Apr 24, 2021
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Dr. Thomas Lawhorne is a caring, professional that I can highly recommend. He is not real chatty but he will take the time to answer all your questions in language that you can understand. I think he is far more than competent as a surgeon. He and his staff tried to accommodate me as much as possible with my limitations. I have total confidence in his abilities as a surgeon. I can certainly recommend him without hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Virginia – Nov 18, 2020
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Dr Lawhorne performed cervical spine surgery for me. Excellent care, successful outcome. I would highly recommend this physician.
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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Oct 10, 2020
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Great Doctor, Great Staff and Great environment and Office!
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Great Experience! – Jul 18, 2020
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dr. Lawhorn is an excellent doctor. One of the reasons I continue to walk today is because of his expertise. He listens and does what is best in the interest of his patient. I do not hesitate recommending him two people that I have come into contact with with spinal issues. his staff and office Personnel at the Dublin office are friendly and always eager to help.
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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Don Crowson – Jun 18, 2020
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My visits to Dr. Lawhorne have been the best healthcare experience I’ve had since moving to the Savannah area about 2 years ago. Both the doctor and his staff are pleasant, knowledgeable, and prompt. Communication with the office is excellent and timely.
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
No results
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May 15, 2020
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Was excellent and very professional and I give the staff as well as the Doctor the Tops for his performance toward me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr Lawhorne – Apr 30, 2020
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Dr Lawhorne did surgery on n my neck Feb. 24, it’s still sore but he took an X-ray 3/24/2020 and he would need to see me 4/2 . I think he is a very good Doctor
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
No results
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Gary Drew – Mar 22, 2020
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Really impressed with the visit.
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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Feb 13, 2020
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I was referred when a ct scan showed I had a bone spur pinching off left sciatic nerve. Dr lawhorne done the injections an pain got worse so then he went in an done spinal bone infusion. I was hoping for instant relieve but due to nerve damage it took 3 months an now I can say I am getting my normal life back. Dr Lawhorne done an exceptional job an was very concerned about my well being.
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Sheila Moseley – Feb 08, 2020
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I got there early 1 hr and they took me in right away
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Feb 07, 2020
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Dr Lawhorn operated on me in Jun 2019. I had a spinal fusion from C3 through C7. I had lots of pains on my right arm and can not use my fingers most of the time. I went to see an orthopedics hand specialist, this hand specialist misdiagnosed me and wanted me to have surgery on my hand and wrist. I didn't feel right with his diagnosis and his recommendations so I went to see Dr. Lawhorn for 2nd opinion. From the moment I first met him, he was very conscise in explaining my codition using my MRI. He gave me the pros and cons so we can come up with the best strategy for my condition.. He was so brilliant and diagnosed my condition correctly because I had a spine surgery instead of hand and wrist surgery as the first orthopedic doctor recommended. Now after 7 months of my spine surgery, I can operate my right hand normally . I am so thankful for Dr. Lawhorn whom gave me back my functional right arm and right hand. I also live a pain free life right now. Thank you Dr Lawhorn .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chau Gaziano – Jan 25, 2020
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Very pleasant visit. He took time to let me know what was going on with the condition that I have accurred and what needs to be done.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Paulette W Walthour – Jan 17, 2020
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Dr Lawhorne operated on my neck a few years ago with excellent results. I trust he will be as wonderful with my lumbar issues.
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
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Peggy Powell – Dec 28, 2019
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Dr. Lawhorne is very professional. He is courteous. He takes time and answers all of your questions.
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
No results
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Jeanette White – Dec 21, 2019
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Dr. Lawhorn was patient, kind and genuinely intrested in my husband's issues...We HIGHLY recommended him AND his entire staff!!
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
No results
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J. Brown – Oct 21, 2019
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Excellent care, knowledge and expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Very nice people take's very good care of me done surgery on neck and might be doing back in near future I would strongly recommend anyone have problems they are one of the best
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lawhorne's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Biography

Telehealth visits are available Board Certified in General Orthopaedic Surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Media & Publications

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Thomas Lawhorne, MD?

Call (912) 306-3077 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Thomas Lawhorne, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lawhorne has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Thomas Lawhorne, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lawhorne frequently treats Intervertebral Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, and Upper Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lawhorne treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Lawhorne, MD's office located?

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

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Fairview Park Hospital

Dublin, GA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Memorial Satilla Health

Waycross, GA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

Candler Hospital

Savannah, GA

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

Meadows Regional Medical Center

Vidalia, GA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Optim Medical Center -Tattnall

Reidsville, GA

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

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick Campus

Brunswick, GA

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

St. Joseph's Hospital

Savannah, GA

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

9 Awards Received