Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery

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Our Specialties
Bone and joint problems affect people of all ages and abilities. Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, has the expertise to accurately diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and conditions of every kind. Our orthopaedic specialists perform more than 2,000 hip, knee, shoulder, spine, wrist, elbow, ankle and foot procedures, including joint replacement surgeries, each year.

We combine the best qualities of a medical practice with the strength and integrated resources of the region’s leading health system. Our board-certified physicians—experienced orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty expertise in specific joints, fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians and a physiatrist—have excellent training and practice the most advanced, least invasive techniques available today. We are supported by a network of facilities, information and technology that only Southeast Georgia Health System can provide. This means you and your family can rely on us for unparalleled orthopaedic care.

Our Goal

At Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, we focus on reducing pain, restoring mobility and improving your quality of life.

Orthopaedic Services

Joint Replacement

Our orthopaedic surgeons utilize the latest techniques in total joint replacement and partial knee replacement so patients can regain mobility quickly and return to their active lives. 
Every detail, from preoperative education to postoperative rehabilitation, is reviewed with you. Treatment plans are developed with the goal of ensuring excellent outcomes and a shorter hospital stay. Learn more about joint replacement by clicking on the link below:

Sports Medicine

Our physicians treat athletes from recreational tennis players to high school football players and professional athletes. An integrated team of therapists and sports medicine physicians is used to get players back in the game quickly and safely, using conservative measures and state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
As a complement to treatment, our physicians take an aggressive approach to rehabilitation and education in order to prevent further injury. This includes the evaluation and treatment of overuse injuries and computer neurocognitive testing (ImPACT™ concussion management program) that allows for a safe return to play following a concussion. Learn more about sports medicine by clicking on the link below:


Our experienced spine surgeon offers the latest back and spinal procedures. Whether it’s a herniated disc, spinal fracture, spinal stenosis or other spinal disorder, you can be assured that you will receive the best treatment course. Spinal injections for low back pain and sciatica can provide relief, as well as valuable diagnostic information. Injections are performed in the office and require no anesthesia. Learn more about the spine services we offer by clicking on the link below:

Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation appointments are scheduled in a timely manner. Patient status reports with pertinent work-related information are completed during office visits. Our physicians and staff are committed to providing open lines of communication with employers and insurance companies to ensure that all policies and protocols are followed.

Additional Services

In addition to joint replacement and sports medicine expertise, our team of physicians include specialists who treat pain and injuries of the hand, wrist, shoulder, elbow, ankle and foot. Trained in the latest surgical and nonsurgical techniques, our goal is to get you back to your daily life as soon as possible. Some of these additional services include:

Advanced Diagnostic Services

  • Electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies
  • X-ray

Orthopaedic Specialists

As part of our integrated approach to improving mobility and quality of life, we also offer the services of a rehabilitation medicine specialist (physiatrist). As a bone, nerve, tissue and muscle expert who diagnoses pain and administers non-surgical treatments, our physiatrist aims to restore optimal function to patients. Other specialists we have on staff to meet your needs include:

  • Hip specialist
  • Non-surgical neck and back specialist
  • Foot & ankle specialist 
  • Hand & wrist specialist 

Your Visit to Summit


Our physicians see patients by appointment only to ensure ample time for thorough examination and consultation. Same-day appointments can often be accommodated. Please call the Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery location nearest you.

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Brunswick Office

Drs. Denny A. Carter, Buck Cavalier, J. Melvin Deese, Katherine L. Maurath, Beau Sasser, Michael J. Sullivan, Karah L. Brown, MSPAS, P.A.,  Frank D. Clements, P.A. and Todd Stringer, P.A.
Brunswick Medical Plaza
3025 Shrine Road, Suite 390
Brunswick, GA 31520

Phone: 912-466-7340
Fax: 912-466-7358

Camden Office

Drs. Buck Cavalier, Gary M. McClain, Beau Sasser and Frank D. Clements, P.A.
Camden Medical Plaza
2060 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite 1400
St. Marys, GA 31558

Phone: 912-576-6355
Fax: 912-576-6393

St. Simons Office

Drs. Denny A. Carter, Buck Cavalier, Katherine L. Maurath, Beau Sasser and Michael J. Sullivan
Wellness Way Medical Office Complex
7000 Wellness Way, Suite 7110
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Phone: 912-466-5570
Fax: 912-466-5575