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J. Melvin Deese M.D.

J. Melvin Deese, M.D.

Medical Director, Orthopaedic & Spine Center Orthopaedic Surgeon

Area of Practice:
Orthopaedics
Hip Replacement
Knee Replacement
Joint Replacement
Language Spoken: English

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Biography

J. Melvin Deese, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. A native of Columbus, Ga., and graduate of the University of Georgia, he received his orthopaedic residency training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. He then completed a postgraduate fellowship in Surgery and Disorders of the Foot and Ankle at the University of Texas, Health Science Center in Houston.

Throughout his medical school and orthopaedic residency, Dr. Deese worked and trained with some of the most notable sports medicine specialists in the world. He is a charter member of the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society where he served on the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Hughston Sports Medicine Society.

Dr. Deese is also the co-founder of the Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Dr. Deese has been actively involved in treating sports injuries from professional and collegiate ranks to high school and recreational athletes. His practice focuses on treatment and reconstruction of the knee, foot and ankle.

Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery was founded by Dr. Deese in 1996 and became the region’s premier orthopaedic practice. In 2007, the practice became a s trategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System. Since that time, Dr. Deese has served as the medical director of Rehabilitation Services–Brunswick Campus, and was largely responsible for the development of the Southeast Georgia Health System Orthopaedic & Spine Center, for which he also serves as medical director.

Through Dr. Deese’s efforts, and with support from the Health System administration, a new era of service excellence began in 2012 with orthopaedic and spine research. Its mission is to document, publish and present results of the care and successes of our patients.

Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, has three convenient locations. For more information, call 912-262-9961 in Brunswick, 912-466-5570 on St. Simons Island or 912-576-6355 in St. Marys.

Hospital Privileges

Southeast Georgia Health System-Brunswick Campus
Southeast Georgia Health System-Camden Campus

Undergrad

University of Georgia

MedSchool

Autonomous University of Juarez

Residency

Tulane University

Fellowship

University of Texas

Virtual Health Chat Webinar

“Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention”

J. Melvin Deese, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, and Medical Director of the Southeast Georgia Health System Orthopaedic & Spine Center, presents “Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention.”

“Most people don’t even know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone,” says Dr. Deese. “We are working to educate the community about this silent disease and how to prevent fractures.”

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