Performs the First Endoscopic Spine Surgery in the U.S. with the new joimax® 4K Endoscopic Spine Surgery System

Dr. Thomas Loumeau of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia, performed the first endoscopic spine surgery on January 8, 2019 using the newly launched 4K Endoscopic Spine Surgery System from joimax, Inc.  The surgery was performed at the Surgery Center of BJI, LLC, located in Jesup, GA.

The new 4K endoscopic system gives the Bone & Joint Institute the advantage of being on the cutting edge of endoscopic spine surgery. The new 4K system provides the following benefits to their patients:

  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery time
  • Minimal trauma to surrounding tissues; less scarring

Dr. Loumeau stated,“It is an honor to be the first practice in the country to offer 4K Endoscopic Spine Procedures. The communities we serve now have access to the most technologically advanced spine surgery right here close to home.”

Dr. Thomas Loumeau is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in diagnostics and treatments of the spine. He brings a vast amount of knowledge to the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia and offers many innovative procedures to better the health of our community. Dr. Loumeau works with a wide variety of spinal conditions with a special interest in minimally-invasive procedures, deformity correction, spinal decompression and fusion, and motion preservation.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call toll free (866) 806-0800.

New Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Joins BJISG!

Thomas P. Loumeau, MD, a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, has joined the medical staff of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia.  Dr. Loumeau completed his spine surgery fellowship at one of the top spine surgery centers in the nation – OrthoCarolina, in Charlotte, NC. He worked alongside leading spine surgeons performing complex procedures. 

Dr. Loumeau began his medical career after graduating from University of Notre Dame with honors as an English Literature major. He attended Trinity College of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland.  He attended the University of Illinois neurosurgery residency program in Peoria, Illinois, followed by the University of Florida orthopedic surgery residency program in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Loumeau then did his spine surgery fellowship at OtrhoCarolina.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Loumeau join our surgical team.  His spine experience makes him a great asset to both our practice and our community,” said Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon.  “His innovative procedures will greatly help benefit patients with back and neck issues.”

“Dr. Loumeau’s expertise is a great addition to our practice adding expertise to further advance the orthopaedic services of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia,” said Richard L. Clark, Cheif Executive Officer.  “We are honored to welcome Dr. Loumeau to our family, he provides a great blend of advanced clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care.”

For more information, or to make an appointment, call toll free (866) 806-0800.