HILTON HEAD OFFICE 12 Lafayette Place, Suite A, Hilton Head, SC 29926 // POOLER OFFICE 114 Canal Street, Suite 503, Pooler, GA 31322
DISORDERS & INJURIES OF THE BONES, MUSCLES & JOINTS
DISORDERS & INJURIES OF THE BONES, MUSCLES & JOINTS
Dr. Tobin was voted Best Orthopedic Doctor in Hilton Head and Bluffton!
By Readers of Hilton Head Monthly Magazine
Dr. Tobin is a fellowship trained board certified orthopaedic surgeon.
We provide a full range of orthopaedic services including on site X-Ray and on Site Physical Therapy. Dr. Tobin and his staff provide care for knees, hips, shoulder, hand, elbow, ankle, foot, back, neck pain and injuries.
About Dr. Tobin
Dr. Tobin is a fellowship trained board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a special emphasis in surgery (and non-surgical treatment) of the hip, knee, shoulder and hand.
Treatments & Procedures
See what our patients are saying about working with Dr. Tobin and his staff. It is our goal to treat each patient with the same honesty, concern and compassion we would want for members of our own family.
DR. TOBIN IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING:
Dr. Tobin’s number one priority is to treat you with the respect you deserve. Each patient has unique healthcare needs and we offer personalized orthopaedic care to meet those needs. We have two convenient locations in Hilton Head, SC and Pooler, GA.
- Dr. Tobin agreed to see my mother who had fallen while we were on vacation in Hilton Head injuring her hip. She was in a lot of pain and couldn’t walk. We didn’t want to go to the ER for obvious reasons, in particular with the pandemic. Dr. Tobin’s staff scheduled us that day. When complicating health factors prevented my Mom from getting an MRI at Coastal Hospital, Dr. Tobin’s office intervened and sent us for a CT at HH Hospital. Dr. Tobin called between surgeries the next morning with the good news that my Mom had not suffered another fracture but had re-injured a less serious existing fracture. What wonderful care for island visitors! We are grateful to Dr. Tobin and his kind staff.
- In October 2018 I made an appointment with Dr. Tobin to examine my right leg from top to bottom. I was having 8 to 10 level pain 24 hours a day. I was new in the area so I used the internet to evaluate doctors near the Savannah area. Due to the number of height recommendations by Dr. Tobin’s patients I selected him. He gave me a table top examination and ordered x-rays. My explanation to the doctor was that I had pain from my lower back region down to my ankle area with my right knee and right hip being the worst. The x-rays verified that my right hip was significantly deteriorated. The doctor told me he thought the hip issue was responsible for all my pain. Since surgery on December 3, 2018 I have had zero pain. I’m going through therapy now to strengthen the leg muscles but I’m ecstatic with the results of the surgery. Dr. Tobin in my book is a miracle man and I highly recommend him to any and all.
- I chose Dr. Tobin as he had completed a fellowship program. I found him to be excellent. We discussed all options and talked openly about the pros and cons of surgery before the age of 70, and all options available. We tried non-surgical options first, and after 5 years I needed surgery. I was encouraged to continue the exercises from PT, His office took care of all the details. While in the hospital I learned that he did several things that other surgeons do not do. First, he puts in a drain, I was happy that the drainage was draining out of me, vs. being additional swelling in my knee. Secondly, when replacing the knee, cuts need to be made to the femur. While he is cementing in the new knee, he puts some cement in the opening of the femur which stops all bleeding coming from the femur. I followed exactly what Dr. Tobin said to do, which at 1-month post op I was with minimal pain and walking great without any assistance of a walker or cane.
My wife was in need of an orthopedic surgeon for her hip. After spending literally hours on the computer looking for someone I was confident in we chose Dr. Tobin and we could not have been more pleased. He is an outstanding doctor with an impressive track record of experience, education, board certified and shows great compassion for his patients. My wife’s results from surgery were terrific. She later needed to have replacement surgery on her other hip and Dr. Tobin did that one as well. Simply put, if you need an orthopedic surgeon for yourself or for a loved one, Dr. Tobin is your answer. You will not be disappointed. He is the best!! His main office is in Hilton Head but also takes appointments in Savannah. Another plus is he does surgery in both HH and Savannah hospitals. Thank you, Dr. Tobin for taking such good care of my wife during both of her hip replacement surgeries!
Dr Tobin took amazing care of me when I tore my ACL. He suggested I hold off on surgery and give it time to heal. I was so relieved not to need surgery and he was right it healed very well! So grateful for his excellent care!
“Dr. Tobin replaced my right shoulder back in August and he just did my husband’s. Both surgeries were a resounding success. The things I liked most about Dr. Tobin were his patient centered practice (staff included) and the time he spent with both of us considering options. My shoulder was repaired (ACL, Labrum, Rotator Cuff) several years ago. After the ravages of osteo arthritis, I went to Dr. Tobin. We were both reluctant to do a reverse replacement unless absolutely necessary. In the end, doing the replacement with Dr. Tobin was the best decision I ever made. My physical therapist in Rincon was so impressed with the outcome that she said she would go to him if she needed a replacement!”
Debbie Picklesimer Perkins
“Dr. TOBIN is my hero ! I broke my hip over 4 years ago in another town and the surgery didn’t work properly. After 3 1/2 years of severe pain and limping my internist recommended Dr. TOBIN for revisional hip surgery. I met with Dr. TOBIN and thank God the man loves a challenge. Now, after revisional surgery, I am 99% pain free, little to no limping and enjoying life again. I am grateful that Dr.TOBIN has enabled me to act my age again! Thank you Dr. TOBIN…. I shall forever be indebted to you and God for my true miracle. I LOVE THIS MAN !”
Jackie T Mack
“Dr Tobin has cared for my and my wife’s orthopedic needs for over ten years now. I have had exceptional care from him each time. I was happy to have him not push for surgery, fixing my orthopedic problems with a combination of joint injections, oral medications and physical therapy. Surgery would have been the final option in his open discussions about my maladies, but thankfully, were well treated and did not require surgery”
Patient, July 2013
“Dr. Tobin was very engaging at the recent OrthoNOW conference!”
“I highly recommend Dr. Tobin. According to the operating room nurses he ties a knot better than anyone else. He has preformed four joint replacement procedures on me. Two knees, a shoulder and a hip. All parts are working well. I am 88 -still active and Happy as a lark! Dr. Tobin is a very good surgeon.”
Patient, February 2017
“Dr Tobin has cared for my and my wife’s orthopedic needs for over ten years now. I have had exceptional care from him each time. I was happy to have him not push for surgery, fixing my orthopedic problems with a combination of joint injections, oral medications and physical therapy. Surgery would have been the final option in his open discussions about my maladies, but thankfully, were well treated and did not require surgery
Patient, October 2013
“Knowledgeable, to the point, compassionate, great on follow-up. He and his staff work well together to give patient well-rounded care.”
Patient, January 2010