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 orthopedic specialists perform more than 2,000 hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, ankle and foot procedures, including fracture management and 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 orthopedic 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 orthopedic care.

Our Goal

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

Orthopedic Services

Joint Replacement

Our orthopedic 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 pre-operative education to post-operative 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:


Out physiatrist provides evaluations and treatments for acute and chronic spine pain and injuries. Whether a herniated disc, 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 at the Brunswick Campus 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, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Trained in the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, our goal is to get you back to your daily life as soon as possible. Some of these additional services include:

  • Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Hand and elbow repair
  • Knee repair
  • Joint replacement
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder reconstruction 
  • Orthopedic programs

Advanced Diagnostic Services

  • Nerve conduction studies Electromyogram (EMG) 
  • Latest digital X-ray technology

Orthopedic Specialists

As part of our integrated approach to improving mobility and quality of life, we also offer the services of a physical medicine rehabilitation 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 and ankle specialist 
  • Hand and 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, J. Melvin Deese, Katherine L. Maurath, Beau Sasser, Michael J. Sullivan, and physician assistants Karah L. Brown, MSPAS, PA-C, Frank D. Clements, PA-C, and Beth Coleman, PA-C
Brunswick Medical Plaza
3025 Shrine Road, Suite 390
Brunswick, GA 31520

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

Camden Office

Drs. J. Melvin Deese, Gary M. McClain, and physician assistant Frank D. Clements, PA-C
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, 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

Are you a new patient?

Please bring the following to your first appointment:
  • Your insurance card and a picture ID
  • Completed registration forms (see below "Related Documents")
  • A list of your current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications (please include your dose and frequency)
  • Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
  • Recent X-rays or other test results related to your condition
If you are unable to complete the registration forms (below) prior to your visit, we request that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete the forms in person. However, we respectfully request that you print these forms, fill them out and bring them with you to your first appointment.