John McCormick, II, MD

Orthopedic Spine

4.5 / 5

John McCormick, II, MD

Orthopedic Spine

4.5 / 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 is very thorough and explains everything in detail. We highly recommend Dr. McCormick!!

I love the care and service I recurved from Dr. McCormick and his staff. He is a very honest, concerned, and sincere Dr who keeps his patients beast interest with you. I enjoy my appointments because the atmosphere at his facility is so real, relaxed, pleasant and the ladies who manage the front desk and office affairs are very professional and a pleasure to deal with. I am very satisfied with the service I receive from Dr. McCormick and his staff. I would recommend them to anyone who I come in contact with. Terrance J. Pinkney

The staff and Dr. McCormick are awesome!

Yes friendly good explanation no more pain

Dr. McCormick is a fine surgeon. He's very professional and demonstrates compassion and exceptional care for his patients. I would highly recommend him without reservation.

Very nice and willing to do what’s best for the patient. So far I am loving them

Dr McCormack and staff great! No pain upon waking from surgery. Would and have recommended them to anyone with back pain issues.

Dr. McCormick is so blessed. He is the best back surgeon anyone could ever ask for. I’m back to me again and I thank him and God for helping me feel like Vicki again. If your in back pain you need to go see Dr. John McCormick. He is loving and caring to all his patients. One thing he said to me when answering a question for me was, if you were my sister, that shows compassion for a family member. God Bless this Doctor and his practice. VBR

I was in and out within an hour. �

Dr. McCormick, Kian and Megan are the best. They make me feel like family and they are always there to answer any questions or concerns that I may have .The wait time is very short and the interaction between them is hard to explain. I never have to worry about being a bother because they always encourage me to feel free to let them know what's going on. If all medical professionals were like them then, people wouldn't mind going to the doctor. I love my Optim team and I wouldn't trade them for anything in this world. I would recommend them in a heartbeat .I could go on but, I think this sums it up. Hands down, once again you guys are the best.

Bill Wade

Dr. McCormick is very thorough and explains everything in detail. We highly recommend Dr. McCormick!!

Pastor Tee Clifton worship

I love the care and service I recurved from Dr. McCormick and his staff. He is a very honest, concerned, and sincere Dr who keeps his patients beast interest with you. I enjoy my appointments because the atmosphere at his facility is so real, relaxed, pleasant and the ladies who manage the front desk and office affairs are very professional and a pleasure to deal with. I am very satisfied with the service I receive from Dr. McCormick and his staff. I would recommend them to anyone who I come in contact with. Terrance J. Pinkney

Marjorie Maronie

The staff and Dr. McCormick are awesome!

Robert Bennett

Yes friendly good explanation no more pain

Mike Fagler in Swainsboro, GA

Dr. McCormick is a fine surgeon. He's very professional and demonstrates compassion and exceptional care for his patients. I would highly recommend him without reservation.

Vickie Mimbs

Very nice and willing to do what’s best for the patient. So far I am loving them

Vicki Monteith

Dr McCormack and staff great! No pain upon waking from surgery. Would and have recommended them to anyone with back pain issues.

Vicki Ricketson

Dr. McCormick is so blessed. He is the best back surgeon anyone could ever ask for. I’m back to me again and I thank him and God for helping me feel like Vicki again. If your in back pain you need to go see Dr. John McCormick. He is loving and caring to all his patients. One thing he said to me when answering a question for me was, if you were my sister, that shows compassion for a family member. God Bless this Doctor and his practice. VBR

Barbara Taylor Johnson

I was in and out within an hour. �

Sarah Middleton

Dr. McCormick, Kian and Megan are the best. They make me feel like family and they are always there to answer any questions or concerns that I may have .The wait time is very short and the interaction between them is hard to explain. I never have to worry about being a bother because they always encourage me to feel free to let them know what's going on. If all medical professionals were like them then, people wouldn't mind going to the doctor. I love my Optim team and I wouldn't trade them for anything in this world. I would recommend them in a heartbeat .I could go on but, I think this sums it up. Hands down, once again you guys are the best.

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