Dr. Willard D. Thompson Jr.

Dr. Willard D. Thompson Jr.

Neurosurgeon at Memorial Spine

Meet Dr. Willard D. Thompson Jr.

Dr. Willard Thompson is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Neurosurgeon in Savannah, Georgia. Not only does he practice on adults, he also is the only fellowship trained Pediatric Neurosurgeon in the area. He completed a fellowship that focused in pediatric neurological surgery at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Children’s Medical Center.

Meet Dr. Willard Thompson:

  • Dr. Thompson performs frequent discectomies, decompressions, and fusions for the more common spinal conditions
  • Special interests in spine include complex pediatric spine disorders, chiari malformations, spinal cord tumors, spinal cysts, syringomyelia, occult spinal dysraphism, tethered cord and craniocervical disorders
  • Dr. Willard Thompson is a Neurosurgeon with Memorial Spine.

Memorial Spine is regionally recognized for its accomplishments in spine surgery. Taking a comprehensive approach to spine-related pain, the spine specialists at Memorial Health have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients experiencing back pain, neck pain and degenerative spine conditions.

Directions to our primary location in

Savannah, GA

How Dr. Willard D. Thompson Jr. Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Acute Pain
  • Altanto-occipital Instability
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Atlanto-axial Instability
  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Basilar Impression
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Chiari Malformation
  • Complex Hydrocephalus
  • Complex Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Encephalocele, Congenital And Acquired
  • Extremity Dysfunction / Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Fracture
  • Head Injury
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts
  • Intraventricular Brain Tumors
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament strain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Pediatric/adult Brain Tumors
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Skull Lesions
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Arachnoid Cysts
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Syringomyelia/syrinx
  • Tethered Cord
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral subluxation
  • Whiplash


  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Cranioplasty Techniques
  • Complex Craniosynostosis Repair
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Craniocervical Fusion Techniques
  • Discectomy
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Pain Pumps
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Non-Surgical
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Surgical
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Release Of Tethered Cord
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment - Non-Surgical
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Syringo-subarachnoid Shunt
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Willard D. Thompson Jr.

  • "Great communication with patient. Very caring, listened, and explained things very well. Neck fusion surgery went very well, and I am glad I had chosen Dr Thompson to be my Dr. Staff and Dr. were very supportive before, and after surgery."
    — Memorial Spine Patient
  • "My daughter was sent to Dr. Thompson last year for Chiari Malformations. He was so nice and patient with her and me with all my questions. He made my child feel comfortable."
    — Memorial Spine Patient

Accolades for Dr. Willard D. Thompson Jr.

Professional Distinctions

  • Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery - Backus Children's Hospital, Savannah, GA
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Neurological Surgery - University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Professional Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery Section Member, AANS/CNS

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Willard D. Thompson Jr.

4 E Jackson Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31405
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Additional Locations

4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404
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