Dr. Thomas Walsh, MD

Dr. Thomas Walsh, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(19)
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Dr. Thomas Walsh, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

2300 Manchester Expy Ste A006

Columbus, GA 31904

Contact Information

(706) 596-4225

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Walsh "Most patients can be treated nonoperatively. We have a very successful pain management and physical therapy program. However, some conditions fair better with surgery. This is my experise, performing over 300 cases per year with a very low complication rate."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery

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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

  • Westminster College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Iowa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Iowa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Missouri-Columbia, Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Award for Outstanding Spine Research, North American Spine Society, 1990
Media & Publications

Dr. Walsh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walsh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walsh to family and friends
3.8
based on 19 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Walsh's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Upatoi, Georgia
I saw Dr Walsh in January 2017 for constant back pain even after having several epidurals in March 2017 Dr Walsh took time to show me details of my MRI and we agreed On a plan. In July I was sent to Physical Therapy in preparation for a L4-L5 fusion . Dr Walsh was patient, answered all my...more
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I had L5-S1 surgery with Dr Walsh in 2011. I was satisfied with his surgical skill. My only issue with him at that time was a lack of “friendliness”. He wasn’t rude, just distant. I am now facing C5-6-7 fusion in the next month. Although this is a much more involved surgery, I am confident in his...more
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in COLUMBUS
My Neck/Spine surgery was a total success and I no longer have any pain in my neck. He listened to my concerns about back pain and recommended what he felt should be done and I completely agreed with him. I will be having a MRI and go from there.
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in Columbus, GA
Not a great experience. Very nice staff, and Dr. Walsh was polite, but Dr. Walsh never showed me my low back MRI after I sat there and waited for over 2 hours. He told me I needed a surgery for my leg pain. He then sat looking at my x-ray and MRI on the computer in the office where I could not...more
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in Columbus, GA
Beware. Dr. Walsh told me I needed neck surgery for a disc herniation or I "could become paralyzed". This scared me but I started feeling some better so I went and got opinions with two other fellowship trained spine surgeons - both saw me and my MRI and told me I was NEVER AT RISK of being...more
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