John Bartsch, M.D.
Conservative, non-surgical, and minimally invasive approaches to manage general orthopedic, joint, and spine pain.
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About Dr. John Bartsch
Dr. John Bartsch specializes in the non-operative management of tendon, joint, and spine disorders. He joined Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2011 as an interventional orthopedist, providing expertise in minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Bartsch’s goal is to help reduce pain and maximize patients’ function.
As an interventional orthopedist, his focus is the conservative treatment for spine and joint related conditions, as well as minimally invasive treatment for tendon pain. Prior to advancing to surgical options it is his philosophy to obtain a clear diagnosis, understanding his patients concerns and needs and implementing the most appropriate treatment plan focusing initially on conservative treatments.
His professional interests include diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, fluoroscopic spinal procedures, sports concussions, and regenerative medicine (including neural prolotherapy). He is also a provider of the Tenex Health TX system and can treat pain associated with tendon damage of the shoulder, elbow, knee, achilles tendonitis (also called tendonosis), hip bursitis, or plantar fasciitis. Click here to learn more about Tenex.
Dr. Bartsch is married and has two sons and a daughter. He enjoys running, fitness training, and spending time with his family.
Azusa Pacific University, B.A., 1994-1998
Medical College of Ohio, M.D., 2001-2005
Ohio State University Medical Center, 2005-2006
Ohio State University Medical Center, PM&R, 2006-2009
Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Dr. John Bartsch Offers Tenex Treatment for Tendon Repair
“He is a very good doctor. I highly recommend him. He takes the time to make sure you are getting the help you need. He really cares about his patients and wants them to get better. My wife also went to him and has had a similar experience.”
“I came to see Dr. Bartsch because of pretty intense pain in left Achilles area… The recovery process was just a few weeks, I removed the boot after two weeks… One time and out: the pain was gone! The folks at Beacon, everyone that I met from the receptionist at the front to the nurses and support staff and the doctors, it was top notch.”
– Gary B.
“I had Tenex done on both of my feet for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The procedure was a complete success. I have been walking pain free since the procedure.”
– Stacy L.
Common Conditions Treated by Dr. Bartsch
in the Shoulder
What is Tenex?
Tenex Health TX™ is a safe, quick procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with tendon damage, commonly referred to as pain in the rotator cuff, Tennis or Golfer’s elbow, Runner’s or Jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis (also called tendonosis), or Plantar fasciitis.
The Tenex Health TX System is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic. It combines ultrasound imaging (which is also used to see a baby in the womb) to identify damaged tissue with the advanced TX MicroTip™ which precisely breaks down and removes only the damaged tissue that causes pain. Removing the damaged tissue allows the tendon to heal and provides relief from pain.
The Tenex Health TX procedure is not open surgery and can be performed in an office or procedure room in an outpatient surgery center. The procedure requires no stiches or sutures and allows for a more rapid return to normal activities.
Five Steps to Freedom from Tendon Pain
Once the area is disinfected, a numbing agent or local anesthesia is used. Patients are awake and alert during the entire procedure.
Using ultrasound imaging, Dr. Bartsch will identify the specific location and the amount of damaged tendon.
When Dr. Bartsch has assessed the damaged tendon, he will create a quarter-inch or less incision and insert the Tenex MicroTip.
Using the Tenex MicroTip, Dr. Bartsch will precisely target and remove the damaged tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue untouched.
Since no anesthesia and no stitches are required, it is not uncommon for patients to drive themselves home. A small bandage is used to cover the tiny incision.
Dr. Bartsch is passionate about providing leading-edge interventional orthopedic and spine treatment options as conveniently as possible. He currently sees patients at our Beacon East (Anderson Township), Beacon West (Green Township), Montgomery, and Summit Woods (Sharonville) offices.
Schedule an introductory consultation with Dr. John Bartsch to find out how to best return to the sports and activities you love. With our 24/7 online scheduling tool, you can select the date, time, and location that work best for you!Book an Appointment