Dr. Thomas R. Walsh, MD

Dr. Thomas R. Walsh, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 60 years old

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Care Philosophy

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.Read 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 paralyzed and that I did not need surgery at all. I worked with the physical therapists, and I am completely normal. Great office and staff, but not a good experience with Dr. Walsh.
in Opelika, AL |
I had a L5-S1 spinal fusion August of 2006 by Dr Walsh due to degenerative disease. That surgery was very successful. I went to several doctors before making my decision on which doctor to utilize. This one cares, asks questions, and truly lets you ask questions and gives answers. He's not in a rush but is very professional in his manners, ability, and bed side manners.
in Columbus, GA |
Dr. Walsh is awesome! I had a pinched nerve for months and he did my back surgery in November 2015. Had I known about this site I would've been reviewed him. He knows what he's doing and what's best for you as his patient. He's readily available before and after surgery and randomly calls to check on you. He even sent me flowers while in the hospital after surgery. How awesome and caring is that? I've had many surgeries before and NO doctor has ever treated me as good as Dr. Walsh did. A+
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Dr. Walsh's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Walsh'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 Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Iowa

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Iowa

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Missouri-Columbia, Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Westminster College

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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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

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • 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
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Revision Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery