Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD

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Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD
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.

Optim Orthopedics-DeRenne

210 E De Renne Ave

Savannah, GA 31405

Contact Information

(912) 644-5300

Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD

Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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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.
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Dr. Lawhorne III's Experience

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


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic 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


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  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • New York Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Rush University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lawhorne III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lawhorne III to family and friends
based on 58 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lawhorne III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Atlanta, GA |
A complete lack of compassion, planning and recognition of patient needs. A nacissicist with a fragile ego who does not listen to his patients needs and concerns. Cannot listen to his patients over the need to hear his own voice.
Duluth, GA |
Worst physician experience I have ever had. He does not listen, he rushes you out in 3-5 minutes, and he doesn't even make eye contact. I had complications with the surgery he performed and he really didn't care and minimized it.
Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear about your experience. Because of privacy regulations, we cannot discuss any specifics about your comments. However, we are committed to providing you high quality care, and we take your feedback very seriously. Please call 912-644-5300 and ask for Elizabeth Lee one of our patient experience team members. She is happy to discuss additional details to resolve this matter with you directly.
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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Hospitals where Dr. Lawhorne III has admitting privileges

Optim Medical Center -Tattnall
247 S Main St
Reidsville, GA 30453
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Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds St
Savannah, GA 31405
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