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Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD

Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD, FACS

Orthopedics: Joint Replacement, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.6 / 5 (Based on 129 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

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

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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


April 29, 2022
Dr Ambrose exhibited excellent bedside manner!He is an outstanding surgeon!
January 25, 2022
Was concerned about the healing of one of my incision sites. The nurse went and asked about it, but the doctor said it should be fine and declined to look at it. I am still concerned. Overall it was a productive and helpful visit other than that.
September 21, 2021
I thougjt everyone was just wonderful! I really like Dr Ambrose. He has a kind hearted and i trust him. .had a bad c experience with a different Dr who wasn't very kind and made me uncomfortable. So i am grateful just to be myselfe
September 07, 2021
I'm very happy I chose Dr. Ambrose to do my surgery!
August 31, 2021
The Dr and staff made sure I followed there rules for recovery
August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021
Smart,caring,concerned staff. Very helpful discussing my problems.
August 10, 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.
August 03, 2021
Thank you so much Dr. Ambrose!!
July 27, 2021
Very satisfied
July 20, 2021
It was an excellent first visit with Dr. Ambrose.
July 06, 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.
July 06, 2021
It was a great and informative visit.
June 29, 2021
Everyone was very helpful and friendly
June 29, 2021
I would Highly recommend Avera and Dr Thomas Ambrose I have received excellent care and results
June 22, 2021
Treated great felt relief After visit
June 22, 2021
Thank you Avera for bringing Dr. Ambrose to your hospital. He is a very amazing doctor.
June 08, 2021
Never been their before but was impressed with the way everything was ran. Knew where you needed to go and where everything was.
June 01, 2021
Very well informed about condition and prognosis
May 25, 2021
It was a great pleasure meeting with the doc. He gave me great news about my hip.
May 18, 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 11, 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.
May 11, 2021
Avera has always given me the best service .
April 06, 2021
It's great to have a medical facility, where " top shelf care " is the norm! Thank you!
March 30, 2021
I enjoyed the new facility. Had no trouble finding the Orthopedics Dept.
March 23, 2021
It was a very positive experience with everyone I came in contact with.
February 09, 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.
February 09, 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 02, 2021
February 02, 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 26, 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 26, 2021
Everyone is always courteous and respectful
January 19, 2021
Definitely not coming back and would not have him do my surgery
January 19, 2021
Nothing thank you
January 12, 2021
Experience was great, from beginning to end.
January 12, 2021
Thank you very much!
January 12, 2021
Excellent service
December 29, 2020
This visit only took approximately 30 minutes, that's good.
December 15, 2020
I am glad to have Dr. Ambrose and his team to work with.
December 08, 2020
beautiful spacious facility. I went for information and was pleased with the time spent answering my questions
December 01, 2020
They were great help you could not ask for better help
December 01, 2020
Was great feel really comfortable about having surgery there after the first of year

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