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Dr. Michael Planalp – Local Spine Care

Michael Planalp, M.D.

Michael Planalp, MD, is a board eligible Orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship trained spine surgeon. He is originally from Cincinnati, went to Wyoming High School, then the University of Notre Dame. He subsequently studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at William Beaumont in Detroit and obtained fellowship certification at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Planalp’s interests include minimally invasive surgery, adult degenerative conditions, as well as scoliosis and spinal deformity. He also has a passion for orthopaedic trauma and fracture care. His personal surgical philosophy follows the principle of ‘less is more,’ which has developed through extensive fellowship training in minimally invasive and muscle sparing spine surgical techniques. Away from medicine, Michael and his wife, Caitlin McCarthy, a local Obstetrician and Gynecologist, share many interests, and are excited to be back home in southwest Ohio. They enjoy attending sporting events throughout the Cincinnati area, cooking together, and exploring much of what the tristate area has to offer. They recently expanded their family with the birth of a baby boy and are excited to be new parents.

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