Dr. Willard Thompson, MD

Neurosurgeon at Memorial Spine

Meet Dr. Willard Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with Memorial Spine.

He performs a wide range of spinal treatments, and is dedicated to restoring you to a high quality of life.

Dr. Thompson at a Glance

  • Dr. Thompson offers discectomies, decompressions, and fusions.
  • He treats pediatric spine disorders, spinal cord tumors, and spinal malformations.

Discuss your spine care options with Dr. Thompson.

Dr. Thompson is a member of Memorial Spine.

Directions to our primary location in Savannah, GA

How Dr. Willard Thompson, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Cysts
  • Atlantoaxial Instability
  • Atlantooccipital Instability
  • Basilar Invagination
  • Spasticity
  • Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Encepholitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Vertebral Subluxation
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Head Injuries
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Infections
  • Fractures
  • Foot Drop
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Extremity Dysfunction/Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Spine Conditions
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Brain Tumors
  • Acute Pain
  • Osteoporosis


  • Release Of Tethered Cord
  • Syringo-Subarachnoid Shunt
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Craniosynostosis Repair
  • Cranioplasty
  • Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization
  • Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Lower Back/Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Pain Pumps
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Upper Back/Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Laminoplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Pediatric Care
  • Bracing
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • CT Scan
  • Accident and Injury Care

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Willard Thompson, MD

"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

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Accolades for Dr. Willard Thompson, MD

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

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