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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

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Jeffrey Goldberg, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

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Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations Hinesville, Reidsville, Richmond Hill, and Savannah, GA.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.644.5300 or use the Request Appointment buttonat the top of my bio.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Internship

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Residency

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Fellowship

Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center (Pontiac, MI)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg knew at an early age that he wanted to help people. He has been around medicine for a long time, as both of his parents are physicians and have practiced in Savannah; one could say he was gently nudged toward the profession.

“My parents may or may not have pushed me toward this,” the surgeon said with a smile. “I’ve been around medicine my whole life and I’ve always wanted to help people.”

He went to Colby College in Maine and later attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. It was at MCG where Goldberg was drawn to orthopedics. It was a field where he felt he was best able to make a real difference in the lives of patients.

“I like working with my hands and seeing immediate results,” he said. “So, when I was doing rotations, I gravitated toward orthopedics. It was fun and again you could see results quickly.”

Goldberg did his fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery in Michigan after spending five years in residency in Lexington, KY at the University of Kentucky. After spending more than 15 years up north, he returned to his home state. Since that time, he joined Optim Orthopedics.

Optim Healthcare, a collaboration between Optim Orthopedics and the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, offers a number of specializations including orthopedics, spine care, diagnostic, and therapeutic care. The doctors there offer top quality care in a collaborative atmosphere, which allows them to best serve their patients. Once Goldberg became familiar with the company, he was eager to come on board.

There, he specializes in foot and ankle related issues as well as general orthopedics.

“Working for Optim, I do a lot of foot and ankle: hind-foot, mid-foot, fore-foot and ankle reconstruction for arthritis and deformity,” he said.

As a specialist, he can address and treat any issue with the foot or ankle, be it trauma or a deformity from birth or something newly acquired.

“Pretty much any issue with the foot or ankle, a fracture or trauma, chronic pain from a prior injury, or deformity that’s causing them pain,” Goldberg clarified.

However, as with the other doctors at Optim, he is committed to approaching each case individually. Goldberg typically opts for the least invasive method of treatment, such as non-operative measures, before jumping into surgery.

“Sometimes surgery is the only option, such as in the case of trauma,” he said. “However, for elective procedures, I like to consider physical therapy, medications, braces, casting, or injections. I believe it’s important to explore every option to see if we can make the problem better without surgery.”

It is an approach that he would prefer if the tables were turned, he notes.

“I think that’s important … I would want to know that everything else was tried before going to surgery,” he said. “You want to have trust in your doctor and know that they tried everything. I think that’s morally responsible.”

Goldberg also stressed the importance of taking care of your feet.

“I think its important to seek treatment for any issue you may be having with your foot or ankle early, as not addressing this could lead to problems with gait and balance, which is something I see every day having an effect on patients’ knees, hips, and back.”

Another key component is Optim’s ambulatory surgery center in Savannah. Goldberg says that allows the surgeons to operate in the best possible outpatient surgery environment.

“It allows us to get things done efficiently, with a lower risk of infection,” he said. “People have a better experience there.”

That’s the goal for all doctors working within the Optim system. Especially for Goldberg, who grew up in the region, it’s critically important to offer top quality care to those he treats.

While he dedicates his days to helping patients, his free time is filled with family.

“I have a wife and two young children; an 11-month-old boy and a three-year-old girl. I love spending time with them,” he said.

“And I love being on the water fishing, so that’s my biggest hobby.”

Goldberg is grateful for his family, as well as getting back to his roots. He is also thankful for the opportunity to offer care to those in his community.

“I’m really glad to be back in south coastal Georgia, taking care of the people I was around when I grew up,” he said. “It’s good to be home.”

Reprinted courtesy of The Brunswick News

  • Foot and Ankle arthritis
  • Posterior tibialis tendonitis/flatfoot deformity
  • Cavovarus or high arch foot
  • Foot and ankle fractures/trauma
  • Ankle impingement and instability
  • Talus osteochondral lesions
  • Achilles tear/tendonitis/contracture
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Peroneal tendon tears / subluxing tendon
  • Foot drop
  • Spastic equinovarus
  • Bunion/bunionette
  • Hammer/claw/mallet toe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Lateral ankle ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Haglund’s resection
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Achilles lengthening
  • Peroneal tendon repair/reconstruction
  • Tarsal tunnel release
  • Triple arthrodesis
  • Flatfoot reconstruction
  • Cavovarus foot reconstruction
  • Midfoot fusion/arthrodesis
  • Chevron osteotomy
  • Lapidus procedure
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of foot/ankle fractures

Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations Hinesville, Reidsville, Richmond Hill, and Savannah, GA.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.644.5300 or use the Request Appointment buttonat the top of my bio.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Internship

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Residency

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Fellowship

Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center (Pontiac, MI)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg knew at an early age that he wanted to help people. He has been around medicine for a long time, as both of his parents are physicians and have practiced in Savannah; one could say he was gently nudged toward the profession.

“My parents may or may not have pushed me toward this,” the surgeon said with a smile. “I’ve been around medicine my whole life and I’ve always wanted to help people.”

He went to Colby College in Maine and later attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. It was at MCG where Goldberg was drawn to orthopedics. It was a field where he felt he was best able to make a real difference in the lives of patients.

“I like working with my hands and seeing immediate results,” he said. “So, when I was doing rotations, I gravitated toward orthopedics. It was fun and again you could see results quickly.”

Goldberg did his fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery in Michigan after spending five years in residency in Lexington, KY at the University of Kentucky. After spending more than 15 years up north, he returned to his home state. Since that time, he joined Optim Orthopedics.

Optim Healthcare, a collaboration between Optim Orthopedics and the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, offers a number of specializations including orthopedics, spine care, diagnostic, and therapeutic care. The doctors there offer top quality care in a collaborative atmosphere, which allows them to best serve their patients. Once Goldberg became familiar with the company, he was eager to come on board.

There, he specializes in foot and ankle related issues as well as general orthopedics.

“Working for Optim, I do a lot of foot and ankle: hind-foot, mid-foot, fore-foot and ankle reconstruction for arthritis and deformity,” he said.

As a specialist, he can address and treat any issue with the foot or ankle, be it trauma or a deformity from birth or something newly acquired.

“Pretty much any issue with the foot or ankle, a fracture or trauma, chronic pain from a prior injury, or deformity that’s causing them pain,” Goldberg clarified.

However, as with the other doctors at Optim, he is committed to approaching each case individually. Goldberg typically opts for the least invasive method of treatment, such as non-operative measures, before jumping into surgery.

“Sometimes surgery is the only option, such as in the case of trauma,” he said. “However, for elective procedures, I like to consider physical therapy, medications, braces, casting, or injections. I believe it’s important to explore every option to see if we can make the problem better without surgery.”

It is an approach that he would prefer if the tables were turned, he notes.

“I think that’s important … I would want to know that everything else was tried before going to surgery,” he said. “You want to have trust in your doctor and know that they tried everything. I think that’s morally responsible.”

Goldberg also stressed the importance of taking care of your feet.

“I think its important to seek treatment for any issue you may be having with your foot or ankle early, as not addressing this could lead to problems with gait and balance, which is something I see every day having an effect on patients’ knees, hips, and back.”

Another key component is Optim’s ambulatory surgery center in Savannah. Goldberg says that allows the surgeons to operate in the best possible outpatient surgery environment.

“It allows us to get things done efficiently, with a lower risk of infection,” he said. “People have a better experience there.”

That’s the goal for all doctors working within the Optim system. Especially for Goldberg, who grew up in the region, it’s critically important to offer top quality care to those he treats.

While he dedicates his days to helping patients, his free time is filled with family.

“I have a wife and two young children; an 11-month-old boy and a three-year-old girl. I love spending time with them,” he said.

“And I love being on the water fishing, so that’s my biggest hobby.”

Goldberg is grateful for his family, as well as getting back to his roots. He is also thankful for the opportunity to offer care to those in his community.

“I’m really glad to be back in south coastal Georgia, taking care of the people I was around when I grew up,” he said. “It’s good to be home.”

Reprinted courtesy of The Brunswick News

  • Foot and Ankle arthritis
  • Posterior tibialis tendonitis/flatfoot deformity
  • Cavovarus or high arch foot
  • Foot and ankle fractures/trauma
  • Ankle impingement and instability
  • Talus osteochondral lesions
  • Achilles tear/tendonitis/contracture
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Peroneal tendon tears / subluxing tendon
  • Foot drop
  • Spastic equinovarus
  • Bunion/bunionette
  • Hammer/claw/mallet toe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Lateral ankle ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Haglund’s resection
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Achilles lengthening
  • Peroneal tendon repair/reconstruction
  • Tarsal tunnel release
  • Triple arthrodesis
  • Flatfoot reconstruction
  • Cavovarus foot reconstruction
  • Midfoot fusion/arthrodesis
  • Chevron osteotomy
  • Lapidus procedure
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of foot/ankle fractures

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Ratings/Reviews

Polite, excellent bedside manner and thorough!

I am continuing to heal from my mid foot fusion surgery. The pain level three days after surgery was much better than before. I am thankful to God for leading me to Dr. Goldberg.

I broke my ankle in 2 places on Monday night. My sons took me to Optim Orthopedic Urgent Care on Tuesday morning. My wait was short which was wonderful because I was in excruciating pain. The staff was wonderful and very caring and supportive which I so appreciated due to my pain level and condition. Then the best part of my visit, I met Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg. I couldn’t have asked for a caregiver to be more knowledgeable and in such a caring way. He answered my questions in a way that made me understand and feel that he really cared for his patients. You don’t see that often. It’s not that physicians don’t care or that they aren’t knowledgeable , it’s that sometimes they have a tough time making patients feel that way. I had surgery yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph’s. The staff in Day Surgery had only the best and very positive comments about Dr. Goldberg. Everything went very smooth and he came in after and explained the procedure and what was to come. I can’t say enough about about my unfortunate experience but all of the caregivers, especially Dr. Goldberg, made my experience as stress free as possible. I would highly and without any reservation recommend Optim Orthopedics and Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg for your Foot and Ankle needs. Karla Oldham

Great experience, surgery went very well.

Excellent service

I feel like my doctor is very good at his profession. He gives exultant care and if one needs surgery , he does a great job. I'd recommend Dr Goldberg to anyone who needs a great Dr

so far so good surgery scheduled next week.

Dr. Goldberg listened to what my pain was causing with my knees to hurt. He was truthful about what could be done and gave me his honest opinion which I like.

Good visit, showed concern and had X-rays. Received Rx for inflammation but if still problems after 6 wks to return

Dr. Goldberg has a great bed side manner. He listened to all my concerns and questions. Dr G. Thoroughly explained everything I needed to know and expect after a broken foot. The rest of the support staff was amazing and kind. I had a great experience at Optim!

Reviewer

Polite, excellent bedside manner and thorough!

Marjorie E.S. Bush

I am continuing to heal from my mid foot fusion surgery. The pain level three days after surgery was much better than before. I am thankful to God for leading me to Dr. Goldberg.

Karla Smith Oldham

I broke my ankle in 2 places on Monday night. My sons took me to Optim Orthopedic Urgent Care on Tuesday morning. My wait was short which was wonderful because I was in excruciating pain. The staff was wonderful and very caring and supportive which I so appreciated due to my pain level and condition. Then the best part of my visit, I met Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg. I couldn’t have asked for a caregiver to be more knowledgeable and in such a caring way. He answered my questions in a way that made me understand and feel that he really cared for his patients. You don’t see that often. It’s not that physicians don’t care or that they aren’t knowledgeable , it’s that sometimes they have a tough time making patients feel that way. I had surgery yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph’s. The staff in Day Surgery had only the best and very positive comments about Dr. Goldberg. Everything went very smooth and he came in after and explained the procedure and what was to come. I can’t say enough about about my unfortunate experience but all of the caregivers, especially Dr. Goldberg, made my experience as stress free as possible. I would highly and without any reservation recommend Optim Orthopedics and Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg for your Foot and Ankle needs. Karla Oldham

Bob Williams

Great experience, surgery went very well.

Reviewer

Excellent service

Sandra Chavis

I feel like my doctor is very good at his profession. He gives exultant care and if one needs surgery , he does a great job. I'd recommend Dr Goldberg to anyone who needs a great Dr

Renee Ryals

so far so good surgery scheduled next week.

Reviewer

Dr. Goldberg listened to what my pain was causing with my knees to hurt. He was truthful about what could be done and gave me his honest opinion which I like.

Reviewer

Good visit, showed concern and had X-rays. Received Rx for inflammation but if still problems after 6 wks to return

Patricia Caponegro

Dr. Goldberg has a great bed side manner. He listened to all my concerns and questions. Dr G. Thoroughly explained everything I needed to know and expect after a broken foot. The rest of the support staff was amazing and kind. I had a great experience at Optim!

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