Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD
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Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Optim Orthopedics 210 E De Renne Ave Savannah, GA 31405 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

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.


Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Savannah, GA. He has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Lawhorne III is affiliated with Candler Hospital and Optim Medical Center -Tattnall.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Dublin, GA |
I visited Lawhorne per Dr Gay's request. I am seventy yrs old. I have never in all my seventy years seen a doctor so curt, rude and professional. He made know what he is doing in the operating room, but his social skills would not even rate on the review scale. I did not ask for his services, I was referred. If you are in pain and need a "professional" to listen, show concern or any care at all, Better keep traveling! Dont think he had even opened my chart!
in Statesboro, Ga |
After searching and speaking with several other specialists I am glad to have found Dr. Lawhorne. He met with me and assured me he could relieve my back pain. After surgery I was up and walking with limited pain just like he told me. Thanks to you and your great staff. I haven't felt this good in years.
in Statesboro, GA |
He's a doctor right but a good not. I had a appt with him and he wanted my medical record first so he could read my chart and see if he could help me. Two week later I made appt with him. When I got to see him ask me a lot questions about my problem. I ask him did he read my chart he answer no to many paper to read, then I said why you made me bring my health record in 2 weeks early. He could not answer. Then why should you give someone your record early to read. waste, time and money
Twin City |
This was my second back surgery and I must say I'm really proud I went with this doctor. With my first surgery that was done by another well known doctor I was in the hospital for over a week. With this one I came home the next day.also not in no where near the pain as first one.by no means am I saying that I'm not in Bain just that it's not as sever as first.I highly recommend Dr Lawhorn and wish to thank him so much.thanks for your time and my God bless each and everyone.have a blessed day
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Dr. Lawhorne III's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Lawhorne III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush University

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Princeton University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Other Education
    American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection