Thomas Volatile, MD
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic

Thomas Volatile, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Director for the Joint Replacement Center
4.9/5 Read Reviews

Leading Orthopedic Surgeon in Tyler, Texas

Dr. Thomas Volatile is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with more than 40 years of experience at the CHRISTUS Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute in Tyler, Texas.

Dr. Volatile specializes in adult reconstruction, particularly hip and knee replacements. With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Volatile has become renowned for his expertise in robotic-assisted surgeries, utilizing MAKO technology for precise and effective procedures.

Dr. Volatile's journey into medicine began at Emory University, where he completed his undergraduate studies. He continued his education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, earning his medical degree.

Following this, he pursued further specialization in orthopedic surgery, undertaking his residency at Emory University. Driven by a passion for advancing his skills and knowledge, Dr. Volatile pursued a fellowship in joint replacements at Harvard Brigham and Women's Hospital, further honing his expertise in complex orthopedic procedures.

Throughout his career, Dr. Volatile has maintained a commitment to excellence in patient care, emphasizing a personalized approach and treating each individual with the same level of care and compassion he would expect.

He takes great pride in his meticulous surgical techniques, ensuring that every joint replacement is executed to perfection.

Dr. Volatile's practice encompasses many services, including minimally invasive muscle-sparing anterior total hip replacement, complex total knee and hip revisions, and robotic-assisted procedures.

As the Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Program at Mother Frances Hospital, he leads a team dedicated to providing exceptional orthopedic care to patients.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Volatile is deeply involved in his community, particularly youth sports. He coaches and mentors young athletes. He also founded youth football programs in Maryland and introduced lacrosse to East Texas over a decade ago.

With a reputation built on expertise, compassion, and dedication to excellence, Dr. Volatile continues to make significant contributions to the field of orthopedic surgery in the Tyler community.

Specializes in:

  • MAKO Robotic Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Minimally invasive muscle sparring anterior total hip replacement
  • Complex total knee and hip revisions
  • Robotic-assisted procedures
Hospital Affiliations
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Winnsboro
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler

Meet Thomas Volatile, MD


Patient Ratings & Reviews

  • Provider courtesy and respect 4.9
  • Provider listened carefully 4.9
  • Provider explained things in an understandable way 4.9
  • Provider time spent with patient 4.8
  • Provider overall care rating 4.9

Patient Reviews


Several people I know spoke very highly of him


Just a great doctor and helpers are great also.


They were wonderful with me.


Recommend Trinity anytime I can to family and friends.


Very personable


The doctor was very attentive and listened to our questions and answered each of them.


I could not be in better hands,


Worth the wait

Education & Certifications

  • Education


    University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Education


    Adult Reconstructive Surgery

  • Certificate

    Board Certifications

    Orthopedic Surgery