Ozarks Healthcare recently welcomed Dr. Caleb Piatt, orthopedic surgeon, to Ozarks Healthcare Orthopedics and Spine as a new provider. Piatt joins Dr. Troy Caron, Dr. Susan Jolly, and Dr. Edwin Roeder in providing complete bone and joint care through surgical and non-surgical treatment.
Piatt completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency through the Kettering Health Network at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, earlier this summer. He served as chief resident in his last year of his residency. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He also holds Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas.
Growing up as a high school and later collegiate athlete, Piatt says medicine was always a part of his life. Receiving his own dose of orthopedic care and treatment inspired him to pursue the field as a career path.
Piatt says he enjoys the variety of ages and injuries and conditions he sees as an orthopedics provider and surgeon. Piatt can see patients with any type of orthopedic issue, including those that might stem from sports injuries or joint conditions. He is also excited to incorporate new technologies into procedures at Ozarks Healthcare.
“I can perform total hip replacements through the anterior approach and have really enjoyed watching my patients have early recovery rates and great outcomes,” Piatt said. “I will also be able to provide MAKO [makoplasty] robotic total joint arthroplasties for partial knee, total knee, and total hip replacements.”
Makoplasty (MAKO) is the latest and most advanced surgical technique in orthopedic procedures to treat degenerative joint disease. In a MAKO procedure, robotic technology is used to allow for extremely precise placement of joint implants.
Piatt also conducted a major portion of his residency in hand surgery – he will be able to use this background to treat carpel and cubital tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and other conditions associated with the hand and wrist.
Piatt also said he is excited to work with Ozarks Healthcare’s physicians and live and serve his Piatt and his wife, Amanda, have relocated to the West Plains area with their children, Tessa, 7, Taggart, 5, Graham, 3, and Gwendolyn, 1. They are also expecting a new baby. They enjoy any outdoor activity and playing sports as a family.
Piatt is accepting new patients. A referral is not required. Contact Ozarks Healthcare Orthopedics and Spine at 417-256-1745 for more information. Ozarks Healthcare’s Ozarks Healthcare Orthopedics and Spine Clinic is located at 1100 Kentucky Ave. in West Plains and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.