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

Orthopedic Spine

4.3 / 5

John McCormick, II, MD

Orthopedic Spine

4.3 / 5
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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


 

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 Jr was able to make me feel comfortable and was so knowledgeable about my back and torn thigh muscle. He gave me alternatives and I did not feel pressured about any surgical procedures at this time!!

I was taken care of exceptionally. And would highly recommend.

Very knowledgeable and listens.

Dr John McCormick and all his staff is very professional and concerned about everyone of his patients very short waiting times in the lobby and in the rooms before one of the staff sees you I would recommend his practice to anyone in need of any kind of neck or back problems everyone there seems to be cheerful and love their work it's a very positive environment I personally would like to thank them all for the service and surgery that I have had with them. I thank all of you guys and ladies for being so professional and super nice. John Floyd

I was referred by another Dr at Optim after an X-ray of neck showed degenerated discs pressing on nerves, numbness in arms, pain in neck and bone spurs. After meeting with Dr McCormick I was put at ease with my condition and the idea of surgery to help me. Dr McCormick is very patient and very attentive to your concerns and questions. Immediately following my anterior cervical disc herniation surgery some of the symptoms were already alleviated. I am post op 5 weeks now and every day is better. I am glad I made the decision to let Dr McCormick perform my surgery and I highly recommend him and his staff.

He was very nice and I was seen in a timely matter . If I need to see a Ortho it surely will be McCormack’s. I had fast service from the very first visit . All of the staff was caring and respectful. Very professional at what they was doing. And I felt very comfortable with the whole experience. I would very highly recommend Dr. McCormack’s for the best ortho dr I’ve ever seen . Hears to hoping we can get me straighten out and able to do what needs to be done . But they all was very passionate

Joann

Dr McCormick Jr was able to make me feel comfortable and was so knowledgeable about my back and torn thigh muscle. He gave me alternatives and I did not feel pressured about any surgical procedures at this time!!

Kimberlie Laff

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Karen Phillips

I was taken care of exceptionally. And would highly recommend.

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Very knowledgeable and listens.

Eddie Floyd

Dr John McCormick and all his staff is very professional and concerned about everyone of his patients very short waiting times in the lobby and in the rooms before one of the staff sees you I would recommend his practice to anyone in need of any kind of neck or back problems everyone there seems to be cheerful and love their work it's a very positive environment I personally would like to thank them all for the service and surgery that I have had with them. I thank all of you guys and ladies for being so professional and super nice. John Floyd

Connie Lanier Metter Ga

I was referred by another Dr at Optim after an X-ray of neck showed degenerated discs pressing on nerves, numbness in arms, pain in neck and bone spurs. After meeting with Dr McCormick I was put at ease with my condition and the idea of surgery to help me. Dr McCormick is very patient and very attentive to your concerns and questions. Immediately following my anterior cervical disc herniation surgery some of the symptoms were already alleviated. I am post op 5 weeks now and every day is better. I am glad I made the decision to let Dr McCormick perform my surgery and I highly recommend him and his staff.

Sallie Crayton

LaVerne

He was very nice and I was seen in a timely matter . If I need to see a Ortho it surely will be McCormack’s. I had fast service from the very first visit . All of the staff was caring and respectful. Very professional at what they was doing. And I felt very comfortable with the whole experience. I would very highly recommend Dr. McCormack’s for the best ortho dr I’ve ever seen . Hears to hoping we can get me straighten out and able to do what needs to be done . But they all was very passionate

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