Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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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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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

He was thoughtful, knowledgeable and interested in a deeper resolve

Only orthopaedic surgeon that I have confidence in.professional,caring competent.

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!

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

Reviewer

He was thoughtful, knowledgeable and interested in a deeper resolve

Rosie Kirkland Sanders

Only orthopaedic surgeon that I have confidence in.professional,caring competent.

BRITNAY RUSSELL

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!

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