|Groups||Center for Orthopedic Care|
|Medical School||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA|
|Residency||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA|
|Undergraduate College||Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA|
|Internship||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA|
Dr. Diaz has been practicing orthopedic care for the past 20 years at Bassett Healthcare’s Oneonta Surgeons and Specialists office. He also provided care at various other Bassett Healthcare locations. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also completed his orthopedic surgery residency and internship. While at Bassett, Dr. Diaz performed some 250 joint replacement surgeries every year. Along with performing surgeries, he serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at both Upstate Medical University and the Columbia University Medical Center.
The NAVIO™ Surgical System incorporates hand-held robotics and 3D images of the patient’s knee. This allows the surgeon to collect patient-specific information, establish spatial boundaries for the surgical instrument, and allow for more accuracy removing the damaged surfaces of the knee.
The system assists with properly balancing the ligaments of the joint and accurately positioning the implant leading to potentially better outcomes and longevity. Unlike other robotics systems, patients are not required to undergo a pre-operative CT-scan with the NAVIO™ Surgical System from Smith & Nephew.
Michael Diaz, DO was instrumental in bringing this state-of-the-art technology to Oswego Health and has extensive experience in performing this level of surgery.