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Oswego Health is revolutionizing its Orthopedic Services

Community news | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Oswego Health is revolutionizing its orthopedic service line as it welcomes two talented and gifted orthopedic surgeons who will provide orthopedic care at a level previously not available locally.

Bringing their orthopedic expertise to Oswego Health is the highly-trained team that includes Orthopedic Surgeons Michael Diaz, DO, and Greg Keller, MD. Both surgeons have more than 20 years of experience providing personalized and exceptional orthopedic care. Dr. John Ayres, who has provided orthopedic care locally for more than three years will remain an integral part of Oswego Heath’s orthopedic team.

With the two new orthopedic surgeons, Oswego Health is unveiling its Center for Orthopedic Care, which is being built at the Fulton Medical Center. The Center enables area residents to receive the best orthopedic care and services locally, without traveling to neighboring Onondaga County. The development of the Center has been a longtime goal of Oswego Health, achieved with the recruitment of two outstanding orthopedic surgeons and the construction of an unmatched orthopedic suite.

This previously unused space is being transformed into a well-appointed suite that has not only its own dedicated digital imaging equipment and other technology, but also features perhaps the most attractive orthopedic setting in which to receive orthopedic care in Central New York.

Community members can monitor our suite construction by watching our video series on Oswego Health’s YouTube Channel, youtube.com/oswegohealth.

New Orthopedic Team

Dr. Diaz, who has been providing local orthopedic care since December, had previously been providing total joint replacements for knees and hips at the Bassett Healthcare system. While at Bassett, he typically performed 250 total joint replacements each year. The orthopedic surgeon has also provided sports medicine care to a range of athletes, from members of professional and youth sport teams to weekend warriors.

Dr. Diaz earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also completed his orthopedic surgery residency and internship.

Along with performing surgeries, he served as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at both Upstate Medical University and the Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Keller specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, knee replacements and sports medicine care. He also provides fracture trauma care of the upper and lower extremities.

He earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center and completed his residency training at the Albany Medical Center. Dr. Keller’s sports medicine fellowship was fulfilled at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders, while his shoulder fellowship was completed at Maricopa Medical Center, in Arizona.

In addition, Dr. Keller had served as an assistant professor at Creighton University’s St. Joseph Hospital & Medical Center.

Dr. Keller is an accomplished college athlete himself, and while attending Bucknell University was an East Coast Conference Shot Put and Discus Champion.

Both surgeons said they are excited to join Oswego Health and be a part of a health system that is putting unprecedented resources into its new Center for Orthopedic Care in order to meet the orthopedic care needs of the community.

Orthopedic Services:

  • True sports medicine services that assist local athletes and weekend warriors return to the field or gym
  • Complete joint replacement surgery with all pre and post-surgery appointments held locally
  • Advanced fracture care in Oswego Hospital’s Emergency Department
  • An orthopedic team that listens and spends time with its patients

To learn how you can benefit from the unrivaled care offered by the Center for Orthopedic Care, please call 315-349-5873 or visit oswegohealth.org/ortho