Dr. William S. Barnes, MD

Dr. William S. Barnes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 63 years old

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Barnes' work is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment...Read more

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in Macon GA |
I had a hip replacement and the recovery time using the newer techniques was not as long as other people had told me about. I have such a greater range of motion and am so relieved to not be living with the amount of pain that I was in before. Thank you Dr. Barnes and staff.
in Thomaston, GA |
One of the best doctors I have ever been too. He is compassionate and caring. Has lots of time for you and explains everything so you can understand. Would Recommend him.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Barnes says..

The physicians at Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex focus on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of your injury or disorder whether it be your hip, knee, shoulder, wrist and hand or foot and ankle. Their goal, and passion, is to utilize their knowledge and skill-set to offer an individualized plan to help restore your health and maximize your function.

Orthopaedic surgeons treat many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery, by using medication, exercise and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies. However, for some conditions, surgery it the only treatment option and your physician will take great care to ensure you understand the procedure recommended and the recovery process.

Learn more about the treatment options and possibilities on our website, www.PiedmontOrthoComplex.com

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  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

Dr. Barnes says..

Piedmont physicians are committed to offering patients a variety of different treatment options that fit their unique goals and lifestyle. New and minimally invasive techniques are allowing for less pain, less "down time", and less risk with orthopaedic and spine surgery, which enables patients to alleviate pain and get back to their daily lives faster.  For some patients, surgery is not an option and the more conservative methods to restore function, such as injections and physical therapy, are a better fit. You can learn more about the variety of treatment options available at our website, www.PiedmontOrthoComplex.com, or make an appointment today to speak with a physician about your specific condition and options.

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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Georgia.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Greenville Hospital System
  • Undergraduate School
    Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University

    Graduated in 1975

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Barnes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Barnes says...

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Barnes' work is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The frequency and impact of these diseases and injuries, combined with recent advances in their diagnoses and treatment, has led orthopaedic treatment to be a critical role in promoting an active and healthy life for many people. From osteoarthritis to sports medicine in high school athletes, from continuous diabetic care to acute injuries, Dr. Barnes is equipped with the technology and experience to assist people of all ages. For the past 25 years, Dr. Barnes has been devoted to applying state-of-the-art, proven procedures to alleviate pain and suffering and restoring a patient to a more productive life.

Dr. Barnes was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Following an undergraduate B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University, he graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in June 1979. Subsequently, he served an Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at Greenville Hospital System in 1980 and 1984 respectively.

Dr. Barnes is a Fellow of American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society and has completed post-graduate training in sports medicine with Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Barnes has been a pioneer in the Middle Georgia area in providing minimally invasive options for patients, which offer shorter recovery periods and less pain for patients. He was the first in the area to perform ACL arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy and the direct anterior approach to hip replacement. He partnered with Johnson & Johnson to invent arthroscopic cartilage transplants, which can enhance agility, flexibility and overall knee performance for patients.

Dr. Barnes' practice is focused on knee arthroscopy, shoulder surgery, hip and knee reconstruction, elbow, wrist and hand surgery, spine surgery, trauma, and sports medicine.

When he is not with patients, Dr. Barnes enjoys spending time with his family and working outdoors. Dr. Barnes is an accomplished horseman, rancher and cattleman. He owns two cattle ranches with over 1,000 head of cattle. Dr. Barnes starts his own colts and has been a student of Buck Brannaman, star of critically acclaimed documentary, Buck. Dr. Barnes has placed first in a variety of roping competitions, including being a two-time champion of Big Loop Roping in Valentine, Nebraska.  

Dr. Bill Barnes is the co-founder of Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex along with his father, Dr. Walter Barnes, and brother, Dr. Steve Barnes. Learn more about Dr. Barnes' at www.PiedmontOrthoComplex.com.

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Dr. Barnes' Care Philosophy

Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex is an orthopaedic health care facility with a long standing tradition of excellent service in Macon, Georgia. It is our mission to help you to return to your normal life using both current technologies and time-tested techniques, while never compromising personalized care and outstanding service. At Piedmont, relationships matter.

Piedmont brings together experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds to provide the very best in orthopedic care. With a full-service clinic, surgery center, physical therapy center, and a variety of orthopaedic specialties under one roof, Piedmont is large enough to effectively meet all of your needs but still small enough to maintain a personal touch with each patient. Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex has always been patient driven, and the leadership has striven to offer the latest proven technologies and procedures that allow for less pain and shorter recovery periods for patients. 

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Dr. Barnes says...

The physicians at Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex focus on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of your injury or disorder whether it be your hip, knee, shoulder, wrist and hand or foot and ankle. Their goal, and passion, is to utilize their knowledge and skill-set to offer an individualized plan to help restore your health and maximize your function.

Orthopaedic surgeons treat many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery, by using medication, exercise and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies. However, for some conditions, surgery it the only treatment option and your physician will take great care to ensure you understand the procedure recommended and the recovery process.

Learn more about the treatment options and possibilities on our website, www.PiedmontOrthoComplex.com

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Dr. Barnes says...

Piedmont physicians are committed to offering patients a variety of different treatment options that fit their unique goals and lifestyle. New and minimally invasive techniques are allowing for less pain, less "down time", and less risk with orthopaedic and spine surgery, which enables patients to alleviate pain and get back to their daily lives faster.  For some patients, surgery is not an option and the more conservative methods to restore function, such as injections and physical therapy, are a better fit. You can learn more about the variety of treatment options available at our website, www.PiedmontOrthoComplex.com, or make an appointment today to speak with a physician about your specific condition and options.

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Dr. Barnes says...

Thank you for taking time to leave us feedback. These messages are reviewed regularly and used to make improvements to our practice. If you would like to be contacted regarding your feedback, we encourage you to visit our website to fill out a feedback form so we may be able to address any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you.