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Denny A. Carter M.D.

Denny A. Carter, M.D.

Chief of Staff, Southeast Georgia Health System-Brunswick Campus; Medical Director, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services; Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.8 | 534 Ratings
Area of Practice:
Sports Medicine
Hip Replacement
Knee Replacement
Joint Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Language Spoken: English

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Sports Medicine


I requested Dr Carter for my hip replacement. He was very courteous, explained things so I would understand. He really made me feel comfortable.
Dr Carter is always very helpful and has a good bedside manure.
I had a good visit with Doctor Carter and got a shot in my knee. I also got X-rays of both of my knees. My right knee will have to be replaced soon.
Always a pleasure to see my provider
Dr. Denny Carter a highly recommend him to anyone he has a great personality he helps you understand what he's talking about and his staff is always great to
I tried to get him to understand my pain what was my problem, and he was not hearing any of that. He kept saying that all I need to do is to lose weight and I would take care of all my pain. I showed him where my problem was and he never touched it or looked at it or checked it, when in all actuality obvious by looking at it and there's something wrong with it. He kept saying all you have to do is lose 50 pounds and all your pain will go away.
Dr Carter take my go-to guy for orthopedic care. He's the best.
Dr. Carter calmed my concerns about my very old knee replacement, shared options and suggestions, and fully discussed. Excellent communicator and very compassionate!
Dr. Carter is outstanding. Extremely competent, but also compassionate and thoughtful. He is my choice any time I need orthopedic care.
Very pleased with the actual doctor visit. For some reason the wait time for this visit was a lot longer than normal.
Dr Carter is an excellent physician.He was thorough and listened to my issues and solved it then follow up.
Left feeling optimistic and better about my condition.
It was a good visit.
Excellent, frank, compassionate
First time meeting this Dr. He sat down and made me feel as if I was the only patient he was seeing that day! Very knowledgeable, professional and personable.
Very grateful to be able to see Dr Carter. Very sympathetic and interested in helping Me make a plan about my condition.
Dr. Carter always spends adequate time with me and answers my questions.
Didn't go over my whole MRI.. Tired to push me to get a shot in my knee.
My son broke his tibia and of course I was a worried mama about his growth plate and long term problems. Dr. Carter reassured me about his treatment and that he is going to be just fine. He was very confident and made me feel better about the entire situation. My son was very scared and in a lot of pain. Dr. Carter eased his worries as well and was able to get the pain under control safely. Thank you!!
Great service
Dr. Carter and staff are very concerned about their patients! I l feel at ease at my appointments because of his pleasant demeanor and knowledge!
Professional and courteous, competent doctor and seems like a really nice guy.
Dr Carter was professional, explained the procedure & process. Gave me options .
Dr Carter is a good communicator.
Dr. Carter is calm, peaceful and positive. Exactly what I need in a health care provider.
Dr. Carter was very friendly and talked about inconsequential matters to make sure that I was not at all shy or nervous about sharing any medical concerns.
Dr. Carter is always very professional and caring.
Dr Carters office is well organized and run . I feel I get good care there
This group is excellent! The best!!!
Everyone is attentive professional and caring Dr Carter is the best I trust him and respect him
I was very impressed with Dr. Carter and his staff. His entire staff was cheerful, smiling, and respectful. I worked in medical offices for thirty years and I know how important it is to treat people with respect. Sometimes, that smile that you give them may be the only one they get all day, It can mean a lot to show that you care.
I would like to say I thank Dr. Carter for taking the time to hear my explanation of my pain and understanding what I was saying.
Dr. Carter is an excellent doctor. He explains things to you in plain real talk. During my visit he asked me to do some arm raising techniques and he could see by these movements what needed to be done. He briefly explained what the surgery procedure entailed, what needed to be done and asked if I had any questions? It was a pleasant visit and I felt confident it would be a good surgery and on top of that I had a good surgeon that knows what he's doing. Thank God for Dr. Carter.
I came to Dr Carter with a complicated medical issue. He addressed it, explained it and has taken, quick and prompt actions to fix it. Dr Carter and his staff are wonderful. My wife and I are very grateful.
Visit was a yearly check-up on my left knee that was replaced in 2020. Knee is doing well.
Dr. Carter was great! He inquired about symptoms that I was not considering to my injury and took appropriate and cautionary measures to address.
It was a very good visit compare to what I went to last year at that time. I'm very happy.
Dr. Carter is always helpful in trying to resolve my issue. He is friendly and I feel like he genuinely cares for me as his patient. I really appreciate his efforts.
Satisfied with the examination and diagnosis, Discussion with Dr was enlightening and I'm thankful for the referral.
Dr. Carter is an excellent physician. He takes the time to listen and always has respect for what I have to say. When he comes into the room, he sits down and you talk. More providers should follow this model! I can't say enough good things about the skill of Dr. Carter. He truly is superior.
Good visit, Dr. Carter is great
This was my first time to see the Provider. He listened, offered alternatives to my problem and we came to a decision on the next course of action.
I received an injection in my right knee and had almost immediate relief from my pain.
Went to check out my knee. Dr. Carter did an excellent job of explaining condition of knee and my options. Dr. Carter is hands down the best there is!! Grateful for him!
Excellent provider.
I have complete confidence in Dr Carter
Fantastic service.
Excellent care as always.
Dr. Carter was thorough as always and very kind.
Dr. Carter is always very patient and answers my questions. If he can provide help, he does.
Dr. Denny Carter is very kind & concerned, listens well, explains well, seeks the patient's opinions & input; & makes the best decision for the patient in concert w/the patient's desires/opinions & general health. We are very pleased with Dr. Carter's care & excellent explanation w/ description.
The service I received was outstanding
Knowledgeable, friendly, professional, explained what was my knee issues & what surgery to fix it.
I had a good experience with Dr. Carter and would recommend him to anyone I know, who might be in need of his services.
Excellent- I have sent many a friend to Dr Carter.
Dr. Carter is an excellent physician. Not only was he knowledgeable, but he also listened to what I had to say. He was very easy to speak with regarding my concerns. I truly appreciated his insight and plan for my care. How many doctors come into a room and sit down and listen? Wow!
I was able to see Dr. Carter quickly. After a bicycle accident, I needed an opinion on a broken bone in my wrist. He answered all my questions.
DR Carter has always been a caring person, great listener and awesome DR
He was so kind and friendly. His entire staff was. They made me feel comfortable and have confidence in them. They had me laughing. And that was just before putting a large needle in my knee. They are a great bunch of people
Dr Carter, and office staff are very professional, ad helpful. I would gladly recommend them to family. And friends.
Wife and many friends have had Dr. Carter knee replacement and I trust him completely.
Dr. Carter is someone I trust! He is always very professional, pleasant and straightforward with anything I ask! I am very grateful and thankful to call him one of my medical professionals!!!
We discuss my weight and want I needed to do before surgery.
Dr Carter is very understanding and concerned about his patients
Always good.
Dr Carter was great. First time seeing him for my knees.
I have had a few surgeries in my years but this is the 1st time I will have a piece of medical equipment put into my body. I have put this off for way too long and have had face shaking anxiety about this hip replacementuntil meeting Dr. Denny Carter. His resume and bed side manner confirmed many have said..I am in very very capable hands. Now I must do my part before and after the surgery to make sure I don't have any infections and my rehabilitation is a success. I am mentally ready..and that's because of Dr. Carter and his staff.
Excellent doctor
All went well and was handled professionally and in good time.
Dr. Carter performed bilateral knee replacement 2 years ago. I could not be any happier with the results. Dr. Carter gave me my life back.
Dr. Carter is kind and answers questions willingly and satisfactorily. He is well skilled at his profession and helped me take good steps to complete recovery from knee surgery.
Dr. Carter had to draw fluid off my knee and give me a steroid shot. Dr. Carter is always professional, very nice, caring and a brilliant doctor.
Always satisfied.
Very good professional care
Fine Dr. Very kind and knowledgeable
He is wonderful
Follow up for total knee replacement surgery. Everything is good and on track. Answered all my questions about functionality of my new knee and what to expect.
Provider got called for emergency surgery spoke with nurse and reschedule. I definitely have a professional provider
I visited Dr. Carter for a second opinion.I was grateful he reviewed my knee issues and had other options that had not been offered by another physician I visited previously and whose direction I followed with the final result being surgery.
Dr. Carter is an excellent physician. I do not say that about just any doctor. I would recommend him to any and everyone in need.
It was well conducted and completed !
Very good visit. I was able to assess my problem and decide how to proceed.
Impressed by the comprehensiveness exuded by Dr. Denny Carter. I would definitely recommend him or refer him as an extremely knowledgeable Dr who was highly recommended to me by several of his patients.
Dr. Carter was congenial, check my knee movement, explained my results. Excellent care.
Dr Carter has always helpful and professional in all my visits. I am very pleased with my results, after my surgery! I will always go to him for further surgeries, plus recommend him others! Thanks a lot Dr Carter!
Appreciate his knowledge & care
This was a hip replacement. I am recovering very well, and I would highly recommend *Dr. Carter to anyone contemplating surgery. He is a superior surgeon.
Dr. Carter was very helpful and confident He made me feel very comfortable about my injury and recoveryTop Notch in my book.
Dr. Carter was very good to me and so was his staff
Dr Carter is excellent. He has provided me with sensible, calm assessments of my situation. I would definitely seek his assistance again if needed.
Dr Carter is very nice, very absolute, but always willing to listen or answer question.
All is well.
Knee surgery post op felt like visit covered all necessary issues.
Dr. Carter is a great doctor; I recommend him to all my friends and family!
Dr Carter is wonderful explaining things, and the different options to deal with the problem.
Dr. Carter is A+++ in all regards.
Very good with a set plan of action.
No problems noted...very professional as expected.
Very efficient


Denny A. Carter, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has an additional subspecialty certificate in sports medicine issued by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Carter is credentialed for Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery procedures and has been performing robotic-arm assisted surgery for more than a decade.

Dr. Carter grew up in Georgia with a love of sports and the outdoors. He was a National Merit Scholar and earned a full academic scholarship to Mississippi State University, graduating summa cum laude in biochemistry and molecular biology. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he finished with a 4.0 grade point average. He completed a surgical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina before undergoing orthopaedic surgery residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. At LSU, he gained valuable experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

Dr. Carter joined Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003. Dr. Carter has been heavily involved in bringing new technology to Southeast Georgia Health System, including computer-assisted knee replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, and robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and total hip replacement. Dr. Carter has served as a team physician for Brunswick High School and Frederica Academy. He has worked with the Health System’s outstanding team of athletic trainers, physician assistants, nurses and doctors in developing a comprehensive sports medicine program for athletes in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties. He has served continuously as the medical director of Outpatient Rehabilitation since 2005. He has served as chief of the Department of Surgery at the Brunswick Campus and is currently serving as the chief of the medical staff. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.

Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, has three convenient locations. Dr. Carter sees patients at the Brunswick and St. Simons Island locations.

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Medical University of South Carolina


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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