Dr. Thomas Morrison III, MD

Dr. Thomas Morrison III, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Morrison III, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Polaris Spine Wellness Center

1150 Hammond Dr Ste 650

Atlanta, GA 30328
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more than 96% of peers
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more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Morrison III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Morrison III "A Georgia native from Savannah, Dr. Morrison received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he graduated cum laude. He attended medical school in Atlanta, Georgia at the Emory University School of Medicine and was a resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he went on to complete a fellowship in spinal deformity and scoliosis. Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery welcomed Dr. Morrison to the practice in 2004. A lifelong learner, Dr. Morrison earned his neurosurgery board certification by passing the American Board of Neurosurgery exams in 2008, and he continues to learn and develop his medical education as well as author publications on advancements in surgical techniques, serving as Principal Investigator for a research study on the effect of various implants on kyphosis following long-instrumented spinal fusion. Dr. Morrison specializes in the correction of scoliosis, kyphosis, and other types of adult spinal deformity, as well as more general neck and back surgery. He subspecializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Morrison III "Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery delivers premium care with a personal touch across the full spectrum of brain and spine care needs. Since our inception in 1979 as Peachtree Neurosurgery, we’ve been recognized for having innovative technologies and treatment plans that help people return to doing what they love to do with as little interruption to their lives as possible. Surgery is always the last option we consider. This progressive approach continues with our new Spine Wellness Center—a hub for innovative physical medicine and rehabilitation treatments, including aquatic and physical therapy; and with our on-site Outpatient Surgery Center, an advanced facility designed to provide exceptional levels of care. All our surgeons, specialists and personal patient coordinators expertly navigate you from initial appointment and diagnosis through treatment plan completion, enabling everyone in our care to benefit from a unique, personalized path to spinal health."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dilatation
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fracture
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stye
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
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13  Procedures

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Spinal Fusion

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.


  • College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts -
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Emory University School of Medicine - M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Morrison III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Morrison III, MD
Apparently it's ok to discriminate against patients and hide it as a concern as to whether the surgery would be successful. Dr. Morrison didn't even attempt to hide his disgust for me and said he would require bariatric surgery before he would perform spinal fusion on me. Problem is that only...Read More
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Ogreswife in Woodstock – Aug 22, 2018
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I'm 67 and retired. Like most retirees, I'm on Medicare but I did purchase a supplemental Medicare policy (plan F) to cover overages for expenses. I reviewed the doctors with notable experience in my back condition and Dr. Morrison was a good fit. He was also accepting new patients...until they...Read More
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philip worth in JACKSONVILLE, FL – Jun 17, 2018
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He has truly changed my life. He has done many surgeries on me and all have been successful. Im complicated and noone knew scoliosis like him. I highly recommend Dr. Thomas Morrison
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Malana Muse in Rome Ga – Jan 12, 2018
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Dr. Morrison and his team changed my life for the better when he & Matthew preformed a two part surgery for lower lumbar damage and scoliosis deformity. I was in tremendous pain once the surgery was completed the pain from the above mentioned issues, were completely resolved and I had no more pain...Read More
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Bob Brown in Mobile, Al – Dec 20, 2017
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Top notch !!! Genuinely concerned for my well-being and long term care. Great bedside manner and able to communicate his diagnosis to me in a way I could understand. I had a head injury suffered from a fall in April, 2017. Held me an extra day in the hospital just to confirm his suspicions .Would...Read More
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Raymond Champagne in Canton, GA – Oct 31, 2017
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