Dr. Thomas Ambrose - Orthopedic Surgeon in Sioux Falls, SD
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Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD

Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD, FACS

Surgery and Orthopedics
4.6 / 5 (Based on 104 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

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

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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 05, 2021
Possibly better communication between nurse and Doctor before seeing patient. Seemed as doctor was not up to speed on preliminary assessment information shared with the nurse.
July 29, 2021
Thank you so much Dr. Ambrose!!
July 23, 2021
Very satisfied
July 17, 2021
It was an excellent first visit with Dr. Ambrose.
July 05, 2021
It was a great and informative visit.
July 01, 2021
Dr. Ambrose wasn't pushing hip replacement immediately but was explaining that this will be necessary and we'll just go year to year and decide together.
June 26, 2021
I would Highly recommend Avera and Dr Thomas Ambrose I have received excellent care and results
June 26, 2021
Everyone was very helpful and friendly
June 17, 2021
Thank you Avera for bringing Dr. Ambrose to your hospital. He is a very amazing doctor.
June 17, 2021
Treated great felt relief After visit
June 03, 2021
Never been their before but was impressed with the way everything was ran. Knew where you needed to go and where everything was.
May 27, 2021
Very well informed about condition and prognosis
May 21, 2021
It was a great pleasure meeting with the doc. He gave me great news about my hip.
May 16, 2021
Your new facility is beautiful. Everyone I encountered was polite and helpful. I felt comfortable with Dr. Ambrose and he answered all my questions. Since I probably will be seeing more of him, I'm grateful for that!
May 10, 2021
Avera has always given me the best service .
May 09, 2021
Dr. Ambrose has assembled an amazing team of professionals. I am very grateful to them for their care. Every member of the team, I have met, has a passion for health care.
April 01, 2021
It's great to have a medical facility, where " top shelf care " is the norm! Thank you!
March 26, 2021
I enjoyed the new facility. Had no trouble finding the Orthopedics Dept.
March 15, 2021
It was a very positive experience with everyone I came in contact with.
February 06, 2021
This is tough. Dr. Ambrose approached me with arrogance and I felt I was an interruption in his day. I did not have this experience with him in prior visits. If I do need hip surgery, I will ask for a different surgeon.
February 04, 2021
I have been under Avera care since 2014. I had life threatening conditions. I have always recieved excellent care. I never ran into a crabby person. I like a sense of humor and usually found it. Thanks so much.
January 28, 2021
Dr. Ambrose was great. I'd also like to give a shout-out to his medical student. He was professional and knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner. He'll make an awesome doctor. Please make sure he and his superiors get this positive feedback. Thank you!
January 28, 2021
January 24, 2021
Everyone is always courteous and respectful
January 21, 2021
I have been with Avera clinics for many years and would not go anywhere else if I have a choice. I have always been treated well and have confidence that my issues will be handled appropriately
January 14, 2021
Nothing thank you
January 11, 2021
Definitely not coming back and would not have him do my surgery
January 09, 2021
Excellent service
January 08, 2021
Thank you very much!
January 07, 2021
Experience was great, from beginning to end.
December 21, 2020
This visit only took approximately 30 minutes, that's good.
December 11, 2020
I am glad to have Dr. Ambrose and his team to work with.
December 05, 2020
beautiful spacious facility. I went for information and was pleased with the time spent answering my questions
November 28, 2020
Was great feel really comfortable about having surgery there after the first of year
November 26, 2020
They were great help you could not ask for better help
November 20, 2020
Just want alittle more respect as human with a problem. I came to him for help and was alittle harsh on what he thought I wasn't doing for my care.
November 05, 2020
I've been there a lot of times, always pleasant
October 23, 2020
very pleased.
October 18, 2020
Seemed like doctor did not have time for me

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