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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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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Went to Dr. McCormick for a second opinion. Left knowing he was who I trust to do my surgery. He took the time to fully explain to me what needed to be done and why. He Explained the risks and recovery as well as the need for the surgery. I didn’t feel rushed out the door and felt he really listened to me. He also did surgery on my daughter and did a wonderful job.

This was my first visit to Dr. McCormick’s office. I was very pleased with the professionalism of the staff. The office was very clean and accessible to get in and out of the office. Dr. McCormick was easy to talk to as well as a good listener. He explained what he wanted to find out before rushing into anything. My second visit is coming up soon! January 2020 Once again on my 2nd (Oct 2019) and 3rd appointment (January 2020) my reviews continue to express how impressed I am with this practice. Dr McCormick and his practice offer the best care in my opinion . I would highly recommend him and have done so on social media.

Dr McCormick performed my Anterior Cervical herniated disc fusion in May. I have been very pleased with the care he has taken of my case during and after surgery. He has wonderful bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone having problems with their neck or spine.

Great Doctor. Gave me good advice, and liked the way I was treated with respect

Trish Ritter

Lisa

Went to Dr. McCormick for a second opinion. Left knowing he was who I trust to do my surgery. He took the time to fully explain to me what needed to be done and why. He Explained the risks and recovery as well as the need for the surgery. I didn’t feel rushed out the door and felt he really listened to me. He also did surgery on my daughter and did a wonderful job.

Patti Clark

This was my first visit to Dr. McCormick’s office. I was very pleased with the professionalism of the staff. The office was very clean and accessible to get in and out of the office. Dr. McCormick was easy to talk to as well as a good listener. He explained what he wanted to find out before rushing into anything. My second visit is coming up soon! January 2020 Once again on my 2nd (Oct 2019) and 3rd appointment (January 2020) my reviews continue to express how impressed I am with this practice. Dr McCormick and his practice offer the best care in my opinion . I would highly recommend him and have done so on social media.

Samuell Smalls

Robin Smith

Marti Walker

Johm Carroll

C Lanier

Dr McCormick performed my Anterior Cervical herniated disc fusion in May. I have been very pleased with the care he has taken of my case during and after surgery. He has wonderful bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone having problems with their neck or spine.

Rhonda Elton

Craig Shaffer

Great Doctor. Gave me good advice, and liked the way I was treated with respect

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