Thomas M. Barbour, III, M.D.

Thomas M. Barbour, III, M.D.

Locations of Practice:

Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Specialist

Dr. Barbour graduated from Spring Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and received his medical degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Barbour completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger. He also completed his fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at Duke University School of Medicine.

Dr. Barbour is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in reconstructive surgery of the elbow, wrist, and hand. He also specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the elbow and wrist as well as endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

Dr. Barbour offers a minimally invasive procedure—TENEX Health TX—in which he can break up and remove damaged tissue, which is the cause of most chronic tendon-related pain related to Golfer's or Tennis elbow. This advanced technique, developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, leaves healthy, soft tissue undisturbed. It takes only a few minutes, and no sutures or stitches are needed.

Dr. Barbour enjoys traveling, sports, and the outdoors.



Spring Hill College

Medical School

Doctorate of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine


Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

"My primary care physician, Dr. Eric Johnson referred me to Dr. Barbour for surgery to my right thumb. My thumb had become triggered from a fall in which I sustained an arterial bleed as well as injured thumb. My initial consultation was an easy one; surgery was scheduled and performed with optimum results. I am a certified practicing Reflexologist in much need of my hands and thumbs. I missed two weeks of work and I suggest to my clients if they require any type of hand surgery that they really should see Dr. Barbour. I did not take a picture of the point of surgery but all of my clients made the same statement; they could not get over the fact that I have no scar tissue or adhesions on the thumb. I did reflex it and use purification oil to make certain I have none of that to bind my thumb down. I could not have had a better experience with your facility and I am so appreciative of Dr. Barbour and his expertise. I will continue to recommend Dr. Barbour to those in need of hand surgery." -- Sandra M.

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