Joseph R. Yacisen

Joseph R. Yacisen, D.O.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine (Surgical)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine (Surgical)

Provider Type: Physician

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Joseph Yacisen, D.O., is an orthopedic surgeon treating patients in Gratiot, Isabella, Clare and surrounding counties.

Dr. Yacisen received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He completed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc and a sports medicine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. During his fellowship, Dr. Yacisen had the opportunity to treat elite athletes on a collegiate and professional level—the Northeastern University Huskies and Boston Celtics, respectively.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Yacisen served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He served as an orthopedic surgeon at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois, and Jacksonville Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. “I am grateful for my time in the United States Navy, and feel honored to have been able to help the men and women in the armed forces,” said Dr. Yacisen.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Yacisen’s primary focus is helping patients resume their normal activity level, whether it is high-level sports or restoring comfort and function for activities of daily living.

“I offer patients both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, while taking advantage of the latest technological options that have been made in the field of joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery,” said Dr. Yacisen.

Special Interests and Procedures

In addition to his extensive experience in sports medicine, Dr. Yacisen has a number of other special interests. He specializes in total joint replacement of the knee, hip, shoulder and thumb/hand joints using minimally invasive techniques; joint resurfacing for younger patients with degenerative joint disease; arthroscopic surgery; musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures, knee ligament injuries, hip and shoulder labral injuries, and rotator cuff, back and ankle injuries; and reverse total shoulders for chronic rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Yacisen also has a special interest in treating conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, ganglion cysts, bunions, cartilage injuries that require cartilage reimplantation and muscle and tendon injuries.


  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 1999

Board Certified

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English


Medical School

Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE


Genesys Regional Medical Center, Flint MI


Genesys Regional Medical Center, Flint MI, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY


New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA, SPORTS MEDICINE

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

Professional Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Michigan State Medical Society


"I offer patients both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, while taking advantage of the latest technological options that have been made in the field of joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery."

Participating Insurances*

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid
  • TriCare Prime
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • TriCare for Life
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • US Health and Life
  • TriCare Standard & Extra
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

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  • Orthopedics (bones, joints & muscles)
  • Sports Medicine

Employed By

Sports Orthopedic Specialist

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