Dr. Thomas Varney Joins Glens Falls Hospital to Form New Orthopedic Practice


Dr. Thomas Varney, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who grew up in Queensbury and has served patients in the Greater Glens Falls area for much of his career, has joined Glens Falls Hospital to form a new hospital-owned orthopedic practice.

Orthopedic Specialists of Glens Falls is now accepting patients at its office in the hospital’s Pruyn Pavilion. Services include fracture care; arthritis care, including total joint replacement; arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries; carpal tunnel treatment; and injection therapies for painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Appointments can be made by calling (518) 926-2663 (BONE).

“This is a great opportunity to combine my experience and expertise with the resources of Glens Falls Hospital to provide patients a higher level of orthopedic care,” Dr. Varney said. “The hospital’s specialty practices have a strong reputation for collaborative, progressive and integrative care, and I look forward to being part of that system.”

Glens Falls Hospital has acquired or established a number of specialty practices over the past decade with a goal of ensuring access to quality care across the region. In addition to orthopedics, these hospital-owned practices include primary care; cardiology; endocrinology; hematology/oncology; internal medicine; nephrology; occupational medicine; ear, nose, throat and allergy; psychiatry; emergency and inpatient medicine; and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Varney, a 1992 graduate of Queensbury High School, began his surgical career as a staff surgeon in the United States Navy and later served as head of the department of orthopedic surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam and the Naval Health Clinic in Newport, RI. He returned to the Glens Falls area in 2010 and has served patients at two private orthopedic practices.

Dr. Varney earned his bachelor’s degree in biophysical chemistry from Dartmouth College, and his medical degree from Tufts University. He served his internship and residencies at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.