W. Stephen Tankersley, MD

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall

W. Stephen Tankersley, MD

Practice

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall

Affiliations

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall

Biography

Medical School
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Internship
Keelser USAF Medical Center, Keesler AFB

Residency
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB

Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Tankersley is a native of Statesboro, GA. He attended Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, TN where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Air Force and attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree. He was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during his senior year in medical school.

Following medical school, Dr. Tankersley did his orthopedic residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Upon completion of his residency, he did a fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. After his fellowship, Dr. Tankersley was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS where he served as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery until he completed his service obligation to the USAF in 1999. He then went into private practice in Concord, NC from 1999 until 2009, moving back to South Georgia after ten years of practice in Concord.

Dr. Tankersley currently lives back on his family’s farm outside of Statesboro, GA. His practice is focused on hip and knee replacement with a special interest in anterior hip replacement.

Common Procedures

Knee

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Bi-lateral Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement

Hip

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Bi-lateral Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement

Accepting New Patients

Yes

Referral Needed

Check with your insurance company

Contact

912.486.2360

Patient Stories

Becky Jones

Dr. Sarzier is a great guy, a great surgeon, has the best attitude and bedside manner. He did everything he could to keep me from having surgery until it became absolutely necessary. I fish and I deer hunt. I couldn’t sit in a boat for long periods of time and I couldn’t climb a deer stand because of my back pain. I would recommend Dr. Sarzier 10 times over. He helped me get my life back and doing the things I love.

Jacob Peralta

Great staff! Very nice, cordial and helpful. Didn’t have to wait long to be seen by Dr. Aaron, which was also a very pleasant experience. I’m just beginning the diagnosis and treatment options for my condition, but I have full confidence in Dr. Aaron based on my initial visit!

Raymond Holt

Great staff! Very nice, cordial and helpful. Didn’t have to wait long to be seen by Dr. Aaron, which was also a very pleasant experience. I’m just beginning the diagnosis and treatment options for my condition, but I have full confidence in Dr. Aaron based on my initial visit!

Sheldon Lee Cooper

Great staff! Very nice, cordial and helpful. Didn’t have to wait long to be seen by Dr. Aaron, which was also a very pleasant experience. I’m just beginning the diagnosis and treatment options for my condition, but I have full confidence in Dr. Aaron based on my initial visit!

Locations

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall

HOSPTIAL
247 South Main Street
Reidsville, GA, 30453

Statesboro: Orthopedics

*Optim Health System and Optim Orthopedics operated clinic
16915 US Hwy 67 South
Statesboro, GA, 30458

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