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Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD

Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD, FACS

Surgery and Orthopedics
4.6 / 5 (Based on 118 Ratings) Learn More

"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


August 14, 2020
This dr is the best so kind caring and thoughtful.
August 13, 2020
Thanks everyone was very welcoming and informative.
August 08, 2020
My calls to office for further information were always returned in a timely fashion.
July 23, 2020
Everything was great. I was treated with respect
July 02, 2020
I appreciated the candor and direction I received very much. I didn't want to hear it, but it was exactly what I needed to hear and am grateful for it.
June 27, 2020
the experience was a blessing
June 26, 2020
Doctor was very understanding and the nurse very helpful.
June 26, 2020
Scheduler, Nurse and Physician were great! I accidentally skipped question on nurse, answer was always
June 18, 2020
Always treated with respect when I am here.
June 13, 2020
So grateful for Dr Ambrose and Avera
June 06, 2020
I feel it couldn't have been any better with everyone we came in contact with from the time we entered the building until we left!
May 31, 2020
Great experience!
May 30, 2020
I felt comfortable enough that I scheduled surgery.
May 14, 2020
yesterday they were running behind, but otherwise they are very much on time with appt.
May 10, 2020
The care was great!
May 09, 2020
May 08, 2020
A positively wonderful visit with Dr Ambrose!
April 23, 2020
Would not be going to any other place only Avera
April 03, 2020
Avera is my favorite hospital and clinic
March 28, 2020
March 26, 2020
Everyone was very nice and helpful!!!!
March 24, 2020
Doctor was really fast and didn't listen to me
March 21, 2020
This is my hospital and I love it
March 19, 2020
I was really deflated emotionally about my condition and Dr Ambrose and staff gave me hope again.
February 29, 2020
It was one of compassion and trust. Better than I imagined. Thanks.
February 29, 2020
My first visit to this facility. The receptionist was very friendly and the waiting period very was short. The nurses and technicians I saw were also friendly and polite. My first time meeting Dr Ambrose was satisfactory. He clearly explained my conditions and how the treatment would be done. He was friendly and knowledgeable. short. The nurses/technicians I saw were all friendly,
February 20, 2020
Dr. Ambrose seemed impatient with me during my appointment. At times he seemed almost unfriendly or annoyed with me. I did not feel particularly comfortable with him. Prior to seeing Dr. Ambrose, I spent some time with another provider who I liked very much. If I could switch to a doctor other than Dr. Ambrose, I definitely would. I am not looking forward to my next appointment with Dr. Ambrose.
February 13, 2020
This is the first time I've been there so questions seem to be for a seasoned patient. I got relief with my cortisone shot the next day so I'm very happy with what happened there! Thankful!
February 13, 2020
its been good except for medications
February 05, 2020
Very caring staff.
January 31, 2020
Amazing medical care.
January 25, 2020
Except for the weather and an icy parking lot, this was a perfect visit, as usual.
December 05, 2019
Always very helpful
October 05, 2019
Dr. Ambrose gave thoughtful answers to my questions and explained possible options for further treatment.I appreciated that.
September 26, 2019
Very impressed with the professionalism at every level.

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