Titusville Area Hospital (TAH), strives to offer the most comprehensive, modern surgical treatments that yield optimal healing among our patients. Our Orthopedic department welcomes its newest physician joining the team, Dr. Charley Gates, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Gates, whose medical degree and residency were completed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, with 13 years of experience and previously practiced in New York before returning to Pennsylvania, his home state. He has extensive academic achievements, including earning Valedictorian of his class, and he has been featured in a number of peer-reviewed medical publications.
What Do Orthopedic Surgeons Do?
Orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Gates have extensive training and knowledge in treating a variety of conditions and injuries affecting musculoskeletal conditions, from carpal tunnel syndrome to dislocated shoulders, osteoarthritis, and more.
Orthopedic surgeons operate on the:
- Feet and ankles
- Hands, wrists, and elbows
What Is Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Gates are experts in the surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissues, and nerves. Being referred to an orthopedic surgeon doesn’t necessarily mean you will need surgery, though. The first-line treatment, whenever possible, will include noninvasive, conservative treatments like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and corticosteroid injections. When these fail to yield results, or if your condition is too advanced or extreme, surgery may be necessary.
Reach Out to Our Orthopedics Department Today
Dr. Gates will begin seeing patients and performing surgeries in August. The office is located in Physician Services on the first floor of the hospital. TAH accepts many forms of insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance. We accept patients for discounted care through a financial assistance program if they have a limited income if they do not have insurance.
To schedule orthopedics appointments or for more information please call 814-827-9770 or reach out online today.