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Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD

Thomas A. Ambrose II, MD, FACS

Surgery and Orthopedics
4.6 / 5 (Based on 116 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


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.
September 22, 2019
Avery good experience
September 21, 2019
Always treated well and taken care of
September 19, 2019
The office was a bit difficult to find, however we appreciated the valet service. I was given a copy of my x-rays which the doctor thoroughly explained to me. This I appreciated.
September 06, 2019
August 26, 2019
"The Whole Experience, Was A 10,Professional, Personable, and Personal "!
August 23, 2019
August 19, 2019
August 18, 2019
One shade could not close...had to change into paper shorts.
August 12, 2019
The only thing is had a appointment at 11 and took hour and half to get in
August 10, 2019
I would of liked the Surgeon to spend more time with me, he seemed rushed. I understand he is busy but having a knee replacement is a big deal, at least to me. Especially since I am dealing with other medical conditions. I'm in know way saying he doesn't know what he is doing but I believe I should be given more one on one time to answer my questions instead of just handing me a book
August 10, 2019
I waited for an extra hour and a half for my appointment and no seemed to care. I would never recommend this doctor or clinic to anyone. Worse doctor and clinic I have ever had any business with.
July 27, 2019
I would refer others
July 14, 2019
I was left in the room a long time --wondered if they forgot about me.
June 28, 2019
No long waiting time--everything went like clockwork!!!
June 27, 2019
Everyone was very nice, answered my questions, and was patient with my hearing problem. Love this bunch!
June 27, 2019
I really do appreciate all that you do. I actually had a experience at the facility before And they really made sure that i was comfortable .
June 08, 2019
Very happy with the care and surgeries ive recieved
June 07, 2019
Always kind
May 22, 2019
May 21, 2019
It's only been a few days but the shots seem to be working.
May 16, 2019
My total experience through out, including diagnosis, pre-surgery, surgery, care in hospital, and all aftercare appointments were excellent. Except for having to have the knee revision I would go through it all again. Dr. Ambrose and ALL who were involved with my care were great and I will recommend them to others in need. Thank you!
May 12, 2019
A very pleasant visit where I was allowed to find out my problem and weigh my options.
May 12, 2019
I was amazed at how from setting up the appt to following through I was treated with respect and courtesy. Thank you Avera
May 09, 2019
felt like I was just another patient in the doctor and PA's day. Very business like, not personable.
April 19, 2019
I love Avera Orthopedics.
April 11, 2019
staff was amazing.
April 06, 2019
The support staff, PA & Dr were all excellent.
March 24, 2019
It was an overall positive experience.
March 22, 2019
Would recommend to any one
February 25, 2019
Great people!!!!!!!! Thanks........
February 17, 2019
Everyone listens to your concerns and will find an answer.
February 16, 2019
Drs are so restricted in time they can spend with patients. I think it must be hard on them to have to treat like on an assembly line. Dr Ambrose is a gifted surgeon. Avera Hospital was wonderful.
February 14, 2019
I appreciated Dr. Ambrose's forthrightness, as well as the professionalism of his staff.
February 12, 2019
Everyone was polite and caring
January 26, 2019
Thanks to dr ambrose for telling me to loose weight, not once but twice. It has made a world of difference in my mobility.
January 19, 2019
The receptionist, nurse and X-ray tech were great. I was not impressed with the physicians concern regarding weight loss instead of addressing the real issue of my knee pain. The diagnosis he gave me does not fit the type of pain I am having and I feel he didn't really try to find out the real issue in am having. It's unfortunate he is the face of Avera at the clinic.
January 07, 2019
I would recommend Dr. Ambrose! He's a Great Dr.!Cant wait to be completely healed!

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