Dr. Thomas Morrison III, MD

Dr. Thomas Morrison III, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Morrison III, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Read his story

Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center

1150 Hammond Dr Ste 400

Atlanta, GA 30328
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Scoliosis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spondylosis
high
more than 88% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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.

Education

  • 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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Dr. Morrison III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Morrison III to family and friends
4.7
based on 124 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Morrison III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Canton, GA |
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 definitely want him as my physician should I need future care.
in Dacula, GA |
Dr. Morrison repaired the compressed nerves is my lower back (outpatient surgery). He did an excellect job. I would highly recommend Dr. Morrison for back surgery.
in panama city Beach, FL |
He really did a great job on my neck. Both times he and his pa were the best.
in Dahlonega, GA |
He fixed my bum back
in Duluth, GA |
First doctor to listen to me in years, truly listen. Been stuck with doctors under workers comp, then passed around, getting different diagnoses, no one would listen to medical history. Dr Morrison did and is. He actually cares. Restoring my faith in health care sytem. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to anyone. And he is trying every option possible BEFORE surgery, not pushing for it. Doing what is actually BEST FOR THE PATIENT. Can not thank him enough!
in Stockbridge, GA |
Excellent,had back surgery in december 2012,he did a superb job.
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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
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1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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