Orthopedics

Procedures

 

Bano

James M. Banovetz, M.D. PhD

Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics
500 Vincent Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Board Certified Sports Medicine
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. James M. Banovetz decided to become a physician in the 4th grade, inspired by his uncle and the book The Making of a Surgeon, by William Nolan. At about the same time, he got his first job, cleaning up building sites for $1.00/hour. He went on to jobs in farming, construction, and retail throughout high school and college. Jim was a percussionist, gymnast, and Eagle Scout in high school, graduating in 1981 as a valedictorian. He was accepted into the Scholars Program in Medicine at Washington University, and graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Spanish Literature in 1984. In college, he did research in neurophysiology and was also a member of the team that purified the protein PDGF, which is now used as a wound healing medication.

Dr. Banovetz opted to transfer to Northwestern University to obtain simultaneous MD and PhD degrees, with a research focus on motor control neurophysiology, graduating in 1990. He then did an orthopaedic residency at the University of Missouri, finishing in 1995, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa in 1995-96. He has been practicing in Central Wisconsin ever since. Dr. Banovetz is board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has served as a principal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Pro Assurance Physician Advisory Board. He has been a team physician for UWSP, SPASH, Pacelli, Amherst, Rosholt, and Iola, also caring for many other local athletes.

Dr. Banovetz is a Sports Medicine Specialist and focuses on the care of injuries in recreational, competitive, and industrial athletes. He does not do spine surgery or joint replacement. Jim married Sheila Lee (Banovetz) MS PT, a physical therapist, in 1986. They have four children, MaryBeth (1987), James (1989), John (1991) and Joseph (1993) and two grandchildren.  Jim enjoys fitness and outdoor activities, studying the social sciences, and working with his hands.

    Henneghan

    David M. Henneghan, M.D.

    Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics
    500 Vincent Street
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery

    Dr. Dave Henneghan was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. There, he attended St. Thomas Aquinas elementary school, and East Lansing High School. Unfortunately, his father died when Dave was only five. Because of this, he and his two sisters were raised by their mother. In high school, Dave played football and basketball, but was most interested in soccer and was his teams captain. After high school, he attended Albion College, where he played soccer and worked as a resident assistant in the freshman dorm. Dave also worked as an EMT on the local ambulance service, and volunteered as a Big Brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In the summers, he worked at a local automobile dealership and an Oldsmobile factory.

    Dave's interest in medicine developed early in life. Mary, his younger sister with whom he was very close, died of osteosarcoma at the age of 18, inspiring Dave to pursue medicine.

    Dave attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, spending his clinical years in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He interned for a year at St. Mary's hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before completing his Orthopaedic residency in Grand Rapids. He was board certified in 1992, and recertified in 2003.

    Dave began practicing Orthopaedics in Stevens Point in 1990 at the Rice Clinic, where he worked for 17 years. He continues to practice in Stevens Point, now at the Klasinski Clinic. Hip and knee replacements are Dave's specialty interest, and he emphasizes less invasive techniques and encourages rapid recovery for his patients.

    Medicine is not Dave's only passion. His other interests include bicycling, backpacking, camping, swimming, and cross-country skiing. During the summer of 2008, Dave had the opportunity to take a cross country bicycle trip with his son and a family friend. The three rode 3,750 miles from Puget Sound, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine. Dave is  married to Karen, who is a registered nurse, together they have two children, Patrick and Laura.

    Daves philosophy in practice is as follows: "My joy in medicine comes from helping people to continue doing the things they love to do."

      Riordan

      Matthew T. Riordan, M.D.

      Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics
      500 Vincent Street
      Stevens Point, WI 54481
      Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery

      Dr. Matthew T. Riordan, was born in 1961 at St. Michaels Hospital here in Stevens Point. His father, Dr. John Riordan, worked in Stevens Point as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist until his death in 1973. Dr. Riordan's mother, a registered nurse, community volunteer and later business woman, raised her five children essentially by herself. Her success and drive was a great influence on Matt. He attended St. Stanislaus School, Washington School, P.J. Jacobs, and Pacelli High School all which are located in the Stevens Point area. Dr. Riordan married Paula Klasinski, daughter of Dr. C.A. Klasinski, in 1983. They have five children together, Logan, Alex, Luke, Austin, and Natalie.

      Dr. Riordan attended college in St. Paul, MN at what is now the University of St. Thomas. He then enrolled in The Medical College of WI (Marquette University) and graduated with his medical degree in 1987. Dr. Riordan continued training at Washington University in St. Louis, studying Orthopaedic Surgery from 1987 to 1992. This five year period of intense surgical education included rotations through various hospitals and clinics, including the 1200-bed Barnes Hospital, St. Louis Regional Medical Center, St. Louis Shriners Hospital, St. Louis VA Medical Center, Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. The wide array of hospital and clinic settings gave Dr. Riordan exposure to all varieties of injured and ill persons, including; celebrities, professional athletes, veterans, the homeless, children, patients from Central United States and Central America, as well as typical Midwesterners. Dr. Riordan served on the medical team that cared for the St. Louis professional football, baseball, and hockey teams as well as many area colleges and high schools.

      Dr. Riordan, began practice in Stevens Point in 1992. He chose to return to the independent practice setting rather than joining a corporate healthcare system for several reasons. In his current practice, patients are empowered. The concerns of the corporation are never placed before patients needs. When patients are visiting with Klasinski Clinic,  the physicians they are receiving care from, are the clinics owners as well. It's a combined effort of all the physicians that you, our patient, will receive the best medical care possible as it is a direct reflection on us personally. This is attributed to the continued success of Klasinski Clinic.

        Nikolai

        Cody A. Nikolai, MD

        Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics
        500 Vincent Street
        Stevens Point, WI 54481
        Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery

        Dr. Cody Nikolai was born in Wausau, Wisconsin and raised on a dairy farm in Rozellville, just outside of Marshfield. He attended Marshfield High School and after graduation joined the Navy. While in the Navy, Cody served as a Hospital Corpsman where he spent his time taking care of injured US Marines. It was during this time that he met his wife and started their tremendous family together.

        After his time in the service, Dr. Nikolai returned to Wisconsin and attended The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and finished with a degree in Microbiology. He was accepted into Medical School at University of Wisconsin-Madison where by the time he finished he was blessed with his 7th child. Dr. Nikolai completed his Residency at Penn State where he started in General surgery then transferred to Orthopedics By the time he completed that residency, Dr. Nikolai had been blessed with his 10th child and returned to Wisconsin to practice in Marinette with Bay Area Medical Center. This small town experience helped him to understand the personal needs of those in a close knit community and has made him undeniably a compassionate surgeon. Cody’s surgical interests include minimally invasive arthroscopic repairs of the ACL/MCL, rotator cuff, and carpal tunnel nerve. He also has extensive experience in total joint replacements of the knee and hip, preferring use of the Zimmer joint products..

        Cody is excited to be returning closer to home which makes his grandparents, aunts, uncles and wife very happy. He and his family welcome the move to another small but great town,  where he will be able to deliver outstanding care to a wonderful community.

          Guse

          Thomas R. Guse, M.D.

          Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics
          500 Vincent Street
          Stevens Point, WI 54481
          Orthopedic Sports Medicine
          Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery

          Dr. Thomas R. Guse was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. Growing up and throughout high school, he was involved in sports and participated in clubs and other activities. Dr. Guse did well in school, graduating from Janesville Craig at the top of his class. Tom went onto college at The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he majored in chemistry. While there, he participated in several intramural sports and other activities. Dr. Guse went to medical school at the University of Wisconsin where he again graduated with honors. He did his internship at the Mayo Clinic and his residency, in orthopaedic surgery, at Ohio State University. Dr. Guse then completed a fellowship in sports medicine in Boston where he worked with the Boston Celtics and Harvard University. Dr. Thomas R. Guse has been practicing in Stevens Point since he finished his fellowship training in 1995.

          Tom has been married to his wife, Marit, since 1988. She is a social worker here in Stevens Point. They have two children, Emily who is in college at University of Wisconsin-Madsion and Eric who attends Stevens Point Area Senior High. In addition to working, Dr. Guse stays active by working out regularly and playing sports such as golf. He also remains active in the community and spends time keeping up on all of the latest developments in orthopaedic surgery.