Thomas E. Bates
Dr. Bates is a graduate of LaSalle University and Temple
University School of Medicine. He completed his residency
in orthopedic surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth,
Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy for eleven years including a
tour at MCAS Cherry Point as a Wing and NASA flight surgeon.
He served overseas as the Musculoskeletal Department
Head at US Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy. He then completed
a Total Joint Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore, specializing in Adult Reconstructive Surgery.
He is board certified by the American Board of
Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American
Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and candidate member
of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Bates has a broad range of orthopedic knowledge with
a special area of interest in arthritis, fracture care, sports
and work related injuries. His field of expertise includes
arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
He is dedicated to the team approach in patient care,
involving local therapists, primary care physicians and the
patient's family to ensure a recovery and return to activities.
Dr. Bates practices at Carolinas Center for Surgery and
Operates at The Surgical Center of Morehead City and
Carteret General Hospital. He lives with his wife and children
and has a passion for outdoor sports and activities.