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Oswego Health Orthopedics team provides exceptional and comprehensive orthopedic services conveniently right in your community at two locations. We’ve opened the most advanced orthopedic office suite in CNY at the Fulton Medical Center, where two experienced and talented orthopedic surgeons are delivering personalized care. The suite features the latest digital technology and a comfortable and attractive environment in which to receive the best orthopedic care.

We pride ourselves on not only investing to make sure we have the best surgeons in the area, but that they are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure quality patient care. In fact, Oswego Health is the only provider in the county to offer new ligament sparing total knee implant with CT-free, hand held, robotic assisted surgery. To learn more about the NAVIO Surgical System, visit the NAVIO Surgical System page.

We also continue to maintain an orthopedic suite at the Health Services Center, Suite 280, adjacent to Oswego Hospital at 140 W. Sixth St. Call 315-349-5873 for appointment.

We provide:

• The expertise of knowledgeable and compassionate orthopedic surgeons
• A state-of-the-art surgery center, featuring advanced technology
• A compassionate nursing staff that will care for you while you recover in Oswego Hospital
• Coverage in the Oswego Hospital Emergency Dept., 24/7. Offering advanced fracture care.
• A complete rehabilitation department available to meet your physical, occupational and speech therapy needs.

These services can be provided on an outpatient basis, in your home or as a rehabilitation patient at the Manor at Seneca Hill. Our team of healthcare providers work together to get you back to your life quickly.

Services Include:

• Total Knee, Hip & Shoulder Joint Replacement
• Sports Medicine
• Fracture Trauma Care
• Hand & Wrist
• Elbow & Shoulder


• Splinting, bracing and casting
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or cortisone injections
• Foot taping or padding

Physical Therapy:

Complementing your orthopedic care is Oswego Health’s excellent rehabilitation team.
Our highly skilled therapist use a patient centered approach to ensure your best outcome.

• Orthopedic Surgery
• Sports Injury Rehabilitation/Return to Play
• Back and Neck Care
• Gait and Balance Testing and Treatment
• Pain Control
• Splinting/Hand Therapy
• Neurological/Stroke Recovery
• Lymphedema
• Speech and Voice Therapy
• Swallowing Testing and Therapy
• Cognitive Therapy/Concusion Management

We offer early morning and evening appointments at six convenient locations. Oswego Hospital, Oswego East, Parish and Phoenix Health Center, Central Square and Fulton Medical Centers. Call 315-349-5558 for appointment.


John Ayres, MD

undefinedDr. Ayres earned his doctor of medicine degree from New York Medical College in New York City. He completed his surgical internship at Dartmouth’s Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, N.H., and his orthopedic surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 30 years of orthopedic experience.

Michael Diaz, DO

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.

Greg S. Keller, MD

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. 

Rahul Shinde, PA

undefinedRahul Shinde earned his physician assistant degree from Upstate Medical Center last year, graduating with high honors.  He previously earned his bachelor of medicine bachelor of surgery from NDMVPS Medical College in Nasik, India. He completed his Internship at Nasik Civil Hospital, also in India.

August R. Buerkle, Jr. MD


August R. Buerkle, Jr
Orthopedic Surgeon

522 S. 4th Street
Suite 1400
Fulton, NY 13069
Phone: 315.457.4400

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