Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

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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

John McCormick, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

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John McCormick, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

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Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Fellowship

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Radiating Arm & Leg Pain
  • Disc Herniations (ruptured disc)
  • Sciatica (tingling sensation)
  • Spondylolisthesis (forward slip of vertebra)
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Spinal Tumors

Non-Surgical Procedures:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Myelography (Myelogram)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections

Surgical Procedures:

  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminaplasty
  • Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
  • Microdiscectomy with Annuloplasty (Lumbar Spine, Percutaneous Approach)
  • Minimally-Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Total Disc Replacement: Synthes Prodisc-C

Raymond Eugene Moore, Spinal Kyphoplasty Surgery

Raymond Eugene Moore, “Gene”, and his wife Louise were enjoying a quiet retirement in Lyons, Georgia, when a seemingly small mishap caused an injury to Gene’s spine. Last fall, a large limb fell from a pecan tree in their yard, and 80-year-old Gene didn’t think twice about what to do next. Louise jokes that he was quick to be the “hero”, grabbing the chainsaw and cutting the limb into pieces and removing them from the yard. Two days later, Gene noticed his back was sore, so he went to his primary care doctor, who referred him to Optim’s Dr. John McCormick.

Gene’s MRI revealed a fracture in the L4 vertebrae. His first option was an epidural injection, which helped relieve some of his pain, but he still felt a pulling sensation in his legs caused by pressure on his sciatic nerve.  Read More


Skip Milton, Lumbar Compression & Stabilization

Skip Milton is a troubleman for Georgia Power, where he has worked for the past 28 years to repair electric lines and outages. He lives outside of Baxley with his wife and has always enjoyed riding his motorcycle in the area, including to work and on charity rides with his wife. However, a few years ago, Skip was in a motorcycle accident that left him wondering if he’d ever be able to work again.

One night, Skip was riding his motorcycle back from work at the Vidalia headquarters of Georgia Power when he lost control of his motorcycle and drove straight into an oncoming pickup. He was rushed to the Meadows Regional Medical Center emergency room and then transferred to the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  In addition to having all of his teeth knocked out, he had sustained a fractured pelvis, broken jaw and split sacrum.  Read More


 

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Fellowship

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Radiating Arm & Leg Pain
  • Disc Herniations (ruptured disc)
  • Sciatica (tingling sensation)
  • Spondylolisthesis (forward slip of vertebra)
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Spinal Tumors

Non-Surgical Procedures:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Myelography (Myelogram)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections

Surgical Procedures:

  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminaplasty
  • Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
  • Microdiscectomy with Annuloplasty (Lumbar Spine, Percutaneous Approach)
  • Minimally-Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Total Disc Replacement: Synthes Prodisc-C

Raymond Eugene Moore, Spinal Kyphoplasty Surgery

Raymond Eugene Moore, “Gene”, and his wife Louise were enjoying a quiet retirement in Lyons, Georgia, when a seemingly small mishap caused an injury to Gene’s spine. Last fall, a large limb fell from a pecan tree in their yard, and 80-year-old Gene didn’t think twice about what to do next. Louise jokes that he was quick to be the “hero”, grabbing the chainsaw and cutting the limb into pieces and removing them from the yard. Two days later, Gene noticed his back was sore, so he went to his primary care doctor, who referred him to Optim’s Dr. John McCormick.

Gene’s MRI revealed a fracture in the L4 vertebrae. His first option was an epidural injection, which helped relieve some of his pain, but he still felt a pulling sensation in his legs caused by pressure on his sciatic nerve.  Read More


Skip Milton, Lumbar Compression & Stabilization

Skip Milton is a troubleman for Georgia Power, where he has worked for the past 28 years to repair electric lines and outages. He lives outside of Baxley with his wife and has always enjoyed riding his motorcycle in the area, including to work and on charity rides with his wife. However, a few years ago, Skip was in a motorcycle accident that left him wondering if he’d ever be able to work again.

One night, Skip was riding his motorcycle back from work at the Vidalia headquarters of Georgia Power when he lost control of his motorcycle and drove straight into an oncoming pickup. He was rushed to the Meadows Regional Medical Center emergency room and then transferred to the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  In addition to having all of his teeth knocked out, he had sustained a fractured pelvis, broken jaw and split sacrum.  Read More


 

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My visit was the best appointment I have ever had with any Dr. And I would recommend him and his staff highly to any and everyone, very professional, understanding and caring. Made me feel so at ease, everything was explained to the fullest. If I needed an Orthopedic Surgeon in the future Dr McCormick would be my doctor of choice .I truly wish he would accept me an a pt in the future. Inform your PA and Ms Sterling that no one could be more professional than they were.and I look forward to dealing with them again.All of you were so informative . Thanks for everything And remining me of how a Dr's office should be ran

Dr McCormick was attentive, personable, and thorough. He let me know what he thought could alleviate some of my pain, telling me to make an appointment with Dr Hegarty whom he (McCormick) would email. He also sent me to a spine specialist for advice and a second option. When I left I felt hopeful and satisfied. He cared.

Excellent surgeon. He fixed my neck and my back. I will recommend Dr McCormick to everyone who asks my opinion. He has my trust.

Dr McCormick is an amazing surgeon. From my first appointment through my surgery he was kind and very knowledgeable of my issues that required surgery. He explained everything he would be doing and what recovery time would entail. I can’t say enough about him and is entire practice. I would most definitely recommend him!

I am so blessed to have the staff at Optim Orthopedics taking care of me!!! They are kind, thoughtful, and reassuring. Dr Hodges fixed my femur after my dog knocked me over in 2017, Dr McCormick has allowed me to pick and choose how I want to proceed with my back issues. I feel like they are here for me, not the ever loving dollar. They all listen well.

I would recommend everyone I know and anyone I come across who is asking.

First time coming to Optim, staff upfront was very friendly very helpful and also the PA was very knowledgeable made me feel comfortable and I appreciate that he listen to me and he explain things to me thank you so much

the staff is very friendly. The appointments are prompt and you were taking back in time of your appointment.

Dr McCormick is an outstanding Dr. I have been very satisfied with the treatment he has provided me.

He is a super nice Doctor!

Barbara A. Wilson

My visit was the best appointment I have ever had with any Dr. And I would recommend him and his staff highly to any and everyone, very professional, understanding and caring. Made me feel so at ease, everything was explained to the fullest. If I needed an Orthopedic Surgeon in the future Dr McCormick would be my doctor of choice .I truly wish he would accept me an a pt in the future. Inform your PA and Ms Sterling that no one could be more professional than they were.and I look forward to dealing with them again.All of you were so informative . Thanks for everything And remining me of how a Dr's office should be ran

Alison S McLean

Dr McCormick was attentive, personable, and thorough. He let me know what he thought could alleviate some of my pain, telling me to make an appointment with Dr Hegarty whom he (McCormick) would email. He also sent me to a spine specialist for advice and a second option. When I left I felt hopeful and satisfied. He cared.

Janet Godbee

Excellent surgeon. He fixed my neck and my back. I will recommend Dr McCormick to everyone who asks my opinion. He has my trust.

Patti Clark

Dr McCormick is an amazing surgeon. From my first appointment through my surgery he was kind and very knowledgeable of my issues that required surgery. He explained everything he would be doing and what recovery time would entail. I can’t say enough about him and is entire practice. I would most definitely recommend him!

Jacki Soscia

I am so blessed to have the staff at Optim Orthopedics taking care of me!!! They are kind, thoughtful, and reassuring. Dr Hodges fixed my femur after my dog knocked me over in 2017, Dr McCormick has allowed me to pick and choose how I want to proceed with my back issues. I feel like they are here for me, not the ever loving dollar. They all listen well.

Lorri Jarrell

I would recommend everyone I know and anyone I come across who is asking.

Lorraine Raymond

First time coming to Optim, staff upfront was very friendly very helpful and also the PA was very knowledgeable made me feel comfortable and I appreciate that he listen to me and he explain things to me thank you so much

Kellie Kuntz

the staff is very friendly. The appointments are prompt and you were taking back in time of your appointment.

Jeff McCourt

Dr McCormick is an outstanding Dr. I have been very satisfied with the treatment he has provided me.

Barbi Shouse

He is a super nice Doctor!

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