Center for Total Joint and Spine Care

The Center for Total Joint and Spine Care at Sky Lakes Medical Center received the fifth ever “Center For Advanced Recovery | Joint” designation from the Stryker Corporation. The designation of this award involves assessment of both clinical outcomes and nonclinical measures, such as patient satisfaction, surgeon engagement, overall efficiency, and resource allocation.
Hip Treatment Services
Knee Treatment Services
Spine Treatment Services

Meet Our Physicians

Board Certified Surgeon

Kevin T. Heaton, M.D.

Dr. Heaton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and native to the Klamath Falls area. He received his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement from the Arthritis Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He is on the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Board Certified Surgeon

Edward L. Van Tassel, D.O.

Dr. Van Tassel is an Oregon native with more than 25 years of experience in General Orthopedics. He is a Board Certified Member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

Board Certified Surgeon

Karl R. Knudsen, M.D.

Dr. Knudsen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.He is also a Fellow at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He completed his internships at Stanford University Hospital. He also has a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy and Shoulder Reconstruction.

Board Certified Surgeon

Gillian A. Bayley, M.D.

Dr. Bayley is an orthopedic surgeon fully trained in the treatment of all foot and ankle problems. She obtained her medical degree and residency at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. Her foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship training was completed at the University of Calgary. She is a member of multiple orthopedic and medical associations.

Board Eligible Surgeon

Luke W. Hosack, M.D.

Dr. Hosack is board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship in total joints. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine, Cum Laude. He also holds a Master in Chemical Engineering with a Bioengineering Focus. In his free time, Dr. Hosack enjoys spending time with family and camping.

Board Certified Surgeon

Kevin T. Heaton, M.D.

Dr. Heaton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and native to the Klamath Falls area. He received his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement from the Arthritis Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He is on the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Board Certified Surgeon

Edward L. Van Tassel, D.O.

Dr. Van Tassel is an Oregon native with more than 25 years of experience in General Orthopedics. He is a Board Certified Member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

Board Certified Surgeon

Karl R. Knudsen, M.D.

Dr. Knudsen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.He is also a Fellow at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He completed his internships at Stanford University Hospital. He also has a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy and Shoulder Reconstruction.

Board Certified Surgeon

Gillian A. Bayley, M.D.

Dr. Bayley is an orthopedic surgeon fully trained in the treatment of all foot and ankle problems. She obtained her medical degree and residency at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. Her foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship training was completed at the University of Calgary. She is a member of multiple orthopedic and medical associations.

Board Eligible Surgeon

Luke W. Hosack, M.D.

Dr. Hosack is board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship in total joints. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine, Cum Laude. He also holds a Master in Chemical Engineering with a Bioengineering Focus. In his free time, Dr. Hosack enjoys spending time with family and camping.

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