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Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD

Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD, FACS

Surgery and Orthopedics

"Providing thoughtful, careful and technically precise treatment for musculoskeletal conditions is my goal."

Office Information

About Me

As a specialist in adult reconstructive surgery, you can count on Dr. Ambrose for advanced procedures such as:

  • Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee disorders
  • Partial knee replacements
  • Revision total hip and total knee
  • Total hip replacement and reconstruction
  • Total knee replacement and reconstruction

With over 26 years of experience, Dr. Ambrose describes orthopedic surgery as a unique specialty which combines high-tech science, engineering principles and trim carpentry techniques in order to help people return to the activities they enjoy.

Compassionate Care

Dr. Ambrose strives to be a thoughtful physician who provides high quality, compassionate care. “I want my patients to feel comfortable asking any questions they have,” he says. “I also do my best to provide education and answers they can easily understand.”

Active Lifestyle

Dr. Ambrose finds a great sense of satisfaction in helping patients regain their lifestyle and favorite activities without the pain or limitations they once experienced. He also advises them to stay active by enjoying the outdoors and incorporating physical activity into their daily routine.

He enjoys an active lifestyle that includes his favorite activities of big game hunting, wing shooting, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, underwater photography, golfing and traveling. 



Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Medical School


Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, General Surgery


Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Orthopedic Surgery


University of Colorado School of Medicine/Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Pediatric Orthopedics

AO Trauma Foundation, Germany/Switzerland/California, Orthopedic Trauma

Teaching or Professional Positions

Dr. Ambrose trained medical students and residents as an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Indiana University for 24 years.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Fracture Association; Orthopedic Trauma Association


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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