H. Clayton Thomason MD
Ankle, Elbow, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Thomason.
“Rotator cuff and Dr. Thomason explained everything and did a great job.”
– Anthony C.
“Dr. Thomason was such a blessing to me. My knee was in terrible shape and he gave me hope to have a better quality of life. He was very sure of his abilities and gave me confidence that he would do a good job!!! The recovery from surgery was just as he told me it would be. I followed all of his instructions and recovered quickly. I am so glad he was my doctor!!!!!”
– Sherry M.
“As a very active 59 year old, I was dismayed to learn I needed hip replacement surgery. I took ballet, tap, zumba, aerobics. I was afraid that hip replacement surgery would restrict me from the things I enjoyed so much. In an effort to have the best possible outcome, I researched surgeons for several months. I was willing to travel anywhere in North or South Carolina, and my research led me to Dr. Thomason who was highly recommended. I was afraid of infection and blood clots as well as having a long and miserable recovery. Further, my "bad hip" leg was l/2 inch shorter than my "good" leg because I broke it as a child (doing gymnastics). Dr. Thomason used every precaution to ensure my surgery was successful, but when I asked him if he could even up my leg discrepancy, he didn't promise. I am now seven weeks post op, and not only was my surgery successful, my physical therapist measured my legs and I am thrilled to learn that Dr. Thomason did in fact correct my leg discrepancy! Dr. Thomason used the anterior approach of hip replacement which gave me fewer restrictions, and my physical therapist told me that there are not many doctors in my part of the state who do this approach. In addition, I am back at the YMCA swimming, taking water aerobics, using weight machines and taking Pilates and several other exercise classes (modified slightly). My hip pain is gone, my energy is back, and I can do more now at seven weeks post op than I could do for the year before my surgery. I am so grateful to Dr. Thomason for giving me my life back. When people see me, they are surprised to learn that I had such major surgery just seven weeks ago. I liked Carolina Orthopaedics. Anytime I had a question, I called and always got a response from a nurse in a short period of time. The hospital experience was positive. I hope I never need another joint replaced, but if I do I will return to Dr. Thomason.”
– Elaine C.
“I got attended to in good time and was treated very well. My overall experience was good (except for the shot). Dr. Thomason listened to me. That’s important to me, and I appreciated the experience. Thank you.”
– Jesse S.
“Dr. Thomason is very good.”
– Patricia F.
“Dr. Thomason has done two knee replacements on me. I have been great since they were done. I can do anything I want with no limitations. He is an exceptional doctor with an excellent bedside manner and expert at what he does. We have sent him numerous patients over the years. My wife and I tell everyone about him and recommend him. We could use more doctors like him in Gaston County.”
– Ken R.
“I met with him before the surgery. He explained the operation and spoke to him after.”
– Eldrenna D.
“He is an excellent physician; he did my knee surgery, have done great, he is the only one I want for my joints and replacements.”
– Billy W.
“Very well satisfied.”
– Barbara M.
“Very caring. Has an excellent bedside manner and takes the time to answer any questions you have. Very reassuring that everything is going to be better when having a little setback.”
– Charity M.
“Excellent, just fantastic, staff and all.”
– Kyle H.
“All the staff was polite, caring, and answered all of my questions. Dr. Thomason was straight to the point. He took the time to answer my questions with each visit. It was a good choice on my part to choose Dr. Thomason to perform both knee replacements.”
– Brenda H.
“Very easy to talk with and leaves you with the best of feelings if you need further treatment.”
– Barbara W.
“I am happy with the experience I had during my two recent knee replacement surgeries. The staff from the front office to the surgeon to my physical therapist were very professional and helpful through the entire process. I would recommend Dr. Thomason and his team to anyone looking to have the same procedure.”
– Mark O.
“Dr. Thomason has seen me on many occasions over several years. Last year I had a total knee and this year a repair to a rotator cuff. We tried many avenues before I could accept that I needed surgery. He and his staff we very patient and understanding. My rehab and return to health have been better than expected.”
– Wanda W.
“Other than a little wait time ... Dr Clayton takes time to listen to all concerns and completely answer all queries”
– Stephen S.
“He is a wonderful man I would recommend him for all your surgery needs.”
– Jerry S.
“Very good. Thanks for your kindness!”
– Denisr C.
“Dr. Thomason is a great doctor. He did my left total hip replacement previously. Today x-rays done that indicated my right hip has gotten worse. The Doctor went over the details with me and asked questions and so did I. Finally, the nurse came in and went over what I could expect concerning scheduling and any other concerns I had—great people.”
– Katherine S.
“I have always been comfortable going to this practice; I still receive the best and utmost respect and care. Dr. Thomason is a beautiful doctor, he and his staff always take care of my needs. I would recommend this practice to anyone!”
– Rosalyn R.
“Wouldn't see anyone else.”
– Patricia S.
“Very satisfied. The doctor took the time to explain what needs to be done to repair my elbow. I would recommend him and his staff to everyone. Thanks.”
– Mark B.
“I've been using this practice for several years. All the staff are always very friendly. Dr. Thomason has performed three surgeries on me. He's just a down to earth person that takes time to listen to you. I would and do recommend Carolina Orthopaedic to everyone!!”
– Eddy R.
“I had a knee replacement consult! Dr. Thomason was kind and compassionate!”
– Julie D.
“Dr. Thomason is knowledgable in his area of expertise. He explains the patient's healthcare concerns in understandable terminology. He is respectful of and receptive to the patients needs by listening to their concerns and respecting their choices regarding their healthcare options. I would highly recommend Dr. Thomason to other individuals experiencing orthopedic issues with their needs.”
– Charlotte P.
“Dr. Thomason is very professional and informative. I feel confident with the choices offered.”
– Sondra L.
“Dr. Thomason and his staff are great. I had knee and shoulder surgery and have went back for another issue!!”
– Carol K.
“Everyone was very nice.”
– Louis J.
“Dr. Thomason is very personable and talks to you on a level you can understand. Would recommend him to anyone as he was recommended to me. When he gave me my cortisone shot I barely felt it and my knee feels great”
– Lynn E.
“Excellent in every way.”
– Robin B.
“Dr. Thomason was great! Explained everything too me. I appreciate that. I didnt feel rushed answered all my questions. I know he is going help me. Thanks!”
– Kimberly B.
“Dr Thomason was my second opinion for needed hip replacement surgery, and he will be my choice for all orthopedic needs. He is honest and straight forward, and I appreciate how easy it is to talk to him.”
– David H.
“Dr. Thomason is a true Rock-Star. He did my left total hip replacement using the anterior approach with the HANNA table and it has worked out fantastic. I am going ahead with the right hip next month. Dr. Thomason always makes me feel like everything is going to be ok and that confidence is something that other surgeons just couldn’t give me. I will never see another orthopedic surgeon as long as Dr. Thomason is available. Thank you so much, Dr. Thomason! Love ya, man!”
– Tim H.
“Very nice facilities. Dr. Thomason very knowledgeable.”
– Monte S.
“Dr. Thomason came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. He was very professional, patiently answering all of my questions; and I can ask many questions, and generally made me feel as if he had a genuine concern for my situation. I currently am awaiting approval for my knee surgery and am eager to get back to the living.”
– Victor D.
“Dr. Thomason is the bomb. Having moved here from Clt 5 years ago, I’ve found every doctor I’ve seen in Gaston County equal to or better than any doctor in Clt.”
– Jeff O.
“Dr. Thomason was awesome. He was nice and friendly.”
– Anita F.
“Dr. Thomason is the greatest physician that there is. Very professional, courteous, and really listens to your needs! I am highly satisfied and would recommend him to anyone!”
– Karen C.
“Dr. Thomason is very personable and professional. Explained everything in detail and took his time to answer questions. Knee surgery went great and healing nicely.”
– Rodney H.
“He is an awesome doctor.”
– Gay A.
“Dr. Thomason is great. He is patient and really cares for his patients well being. He is a true value to his profession. I will recommend him highly. Thank you Dr. Thomason.”
– Diane H.
“Dr. Thomason is great he explained what I didn't understand and made the whole process much easier. My knee pain is pretty much gone and his staff is awesome, especially Mrs. Lindsey, the surgery scheduler. Thanks to all you.”
– John D.
“Very satisfying and comfortable every visit.”
– April A.
“Very personable and I feel he is one of the best in his field.”
– Jane B.
“Dr. Thomason was very nice and explained why my knee was hurting so badly. He didn't rush me! He also mentioned that I could have choices in references to procedures for my knee. With Christmas just a few days away, I chose the shot. It was just instant relief. I left his office and was able to go Christmas shopping. I was so happy! After a month I am still without the horrible pain. I would definitely say, I have found my Ortho Specialist, Dr. Thomason!”
– Cathy B.
“I have only met with Dr. Thomason once and it was more of a get-to-know visit. I covered several areas of issues I have and Dr. Thomason was very knowledgeable and understanding of my issues and needs to include possible up-coming problems I may be facing. I will return to Dr. Thomason the next time I have joint problems.”
– Paul B.
“Dr. Clay Thomason is the best! Awesome doctor in physically doing the job and is good with the mental aspect with his patients too. He sincerely cares about his patients. Also he gives his time and expertise to the community as well (like working with local schools and athletes as an example). As a former high school coach I’ve seen the result of the surgeries he’s performed and they have been terrific! Plus he has a great bedside manner. Also I’ve had several friends who have been patients of doctor Thomason and they have all been very pleased.”
– Joe S.
“I was very pleased with my appointment with Dr. Thomason. He explained my concerns and offered an option. I have an appointment in a month and will suggest an option that I might want before surgery. Altogether the complete staff and certainly Dr. Thomas at Carolina Orthopedic were more than satisfying.”
– Beverly S.