For the only surgery center in Northwest Ohio dedicated to musculoskeletal surgeries, choose NWO Orthopedic Surgery Center in Findlay, OH. We are committed to providing you with high-quality, cost-effective procedures that help alleviate pain, improve mobility and increase functionality. We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for the joints, as well as treatments for sports injuries, for patients of all ages. We only use up-to-date, innovative equipment at our brand-new, state-of-the-art facility.
Professional, Compassionate Orthopedic Doctors & Nurses
Brian P. Hecht, MD
At NWO, our physicians offer complete care in orthopedic services from preventative care to diagnosis and treatment including rehabilitation. Dr Brian Hecht performs general surgery procedures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, foot and ankle. He also performs arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. Dr. Brian Hecht is the only fellowship-trained adult reconstruction and total joint replacement specialist in the area. Dr. Hecht performs hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. Hip replacements are an attractive option for active patients who have limited mobility and pain from arthritis, previous injury, or other conditions of the hip. The implant consists of a ball that fits into a socket. About 3,000,000 people each year benefit from hip replacements, which significantly decreases hip pain, restores mobility and improves overall quality of life. Dr. Hecht is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Hecht also completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery and total joint replacement at the University of California, San Diego. He is a board-certified physician in orthopedics through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Hecht provides general orthopedic and sports medicine care with specialty services in total joint and adult reconstruction.
Mike Tremains, MD
Michael R. Tremains, M.D. is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio and has been working in Findlay since 2002. Dr. Tremains has numerous publications in the orthopedic field. He is a board-certified physician in both general orthopedics and in sports medicine through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons specializing in sports, hand and industrial related injuries. He is also a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Tremains specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, knee as well as hand surgery. He performs over 90% of his rotator cuff surgeries arthroscopically. This minimally invasive procedure causes less pain and earlier return of strength than traditional procedures. Over 80% of Dr. Tremains’ surgical practice is performed with minimally invasive techniques.
The most common cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff disease. Its severity can range from mild tendonitis to full thickness tears of the tendon with weakness. Treatment varies with severity and can include medicine, injections or physical therapy but may require surgery. Symptoms of RTC disease include:
Shoulder pain after activities that are constant
Pain with over the head activities
Weakness when lifting arm
Pain with repetitive light lifting
Trouble sleeping secondary to shoulder pain
Popping or grinding “crepitus” in the shoulder
Recommendations for surgery are based on a patient’s pain and disability, not age. Rotator cuff repairs have been performed successfully at all ages, from the young athletes after traumatic injury, laborer secondary to repetitive use to the elderly patient with degenerative disease.
Darin D. Nye, M.D.
Darin D. Nye, M.D. is a Seneca County native who is thrilled to provide care for the people of his hometown and surrounding Northwest Ohio. He is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures including rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs and shoulder stabilization, throwing injuries, ligament reconstructions, meniscus repairs, and cartilage preservation. In addition, he provides non-surgical and surgical treatments for a variety of other musculoskeletal conditions including injuries to tendons, ligaments, and muscles, as well as fractures and arthritis, including joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Nye received his undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University, and then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He then elected to pursue additional fellowship training specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He completed his fellowship at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, FL where he trained under James R. Andrews, M.D.
With widespread experience in Sports Medicine, Dr. Nye specializes in the care of athletes of all ages and levels of competition, Dr. Nye has provided care for Northgate High School in Pittsburgh, T.R. Miller High School in Alabama, Auburn University, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Minor League Baseball Club, the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball Club, and USA Eagles Men’s Rugby. In addition, Dr. Nye was selected to complete a traveling fellowship offered by the prestigious Herodicus Society, which will provide him the opportunity to learn from some of the national leaders in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Nye is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America He has personal experience in athletics, competing in basketball and baseball throughout high school, rugby during college, and has continued to compete in various recreational leagues. Aside from caring for patients and participating in various sports, Dr. Nye enjoys time with his family and friends, hunting and fishing.
R. Brent Steiner, MD
Dr. Steiner is a Findlay-native and graduated from Cory-Rawson High School in 2002. He attended Ohio Northern University for undergraduate studies and was admitted to the University Of Toledo- College Of Medicine (former MCO) for medical school. Having completed medical school training in 2010, he was able to get matched into Orthopedic Surgery at his home program in Toledo, Ohio. Before completing five years of orthopedic surgery residency in June 2015, he was involved in teaching medical students and residents, clinical research, providing physical exams and medical coverage to local high school sports, and he served as chief resident. Dr. Steiner accepted a position at Northwest Ohio Orthopedics and moved with his family back to the Findlay area in the summer of 2015.
Dr. Steiner and his wife enjoy activities with their children, family, friends, church, and Ohio State football. They have enjoyed getting re-acclimated to Findlay, and Dr. Steiner looks forward to serving Findlay and the surrounding communities.
Bret M. Bahn, MD
A Hancock County native, Dr. Bret Bahn received his undergraduate degree at The University of Findlay. He went on to obtain his Medical Degree from the University of Toledo and following this training, he served as a US Naval Flight Surgeon on active duty. He deployed twice with the Marine Corps in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Following his US Navy service, he completed his Anesthesia residency at the University of Michigan. In addition, he completed his Interventional Pain Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bahn is committed to delivering compassionate care to his patients through a variety of pain management measures, including interventional procedures. He believes that managing chronic pain requires a multi-faceted approach, with improving the quality of life and functionality as one of his main goals. He is looking forward to providing pain management services for the residents of his hometown and the surrounding areas in Northwest Ohio. Dr. Bahn specializes in interventional procedures treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar back pain. His procedures include epidural steroid injections, facet procedures, spinal cord stimulator therapy.
Kimberly A. Smith, DPM
Born and raised in Northwest Ohio, Dr. Smith attended The Ohio State University where she earned her undergraduate degree. She completed her medical training at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She pursued her surgical internship and residency at Saint Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Smith is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. She contributes to medical education.
Dr. Smith is trained in all aspects of foot and ankle care. Her special interests include arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, heel pain and sports related injuries. She is seeing patients at the Findlay and Tiffin campus.
Angie M. Goodman DPM
Dr. Goodman is a graduate of The University of Toledo and earned her medical degree at The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed a three-year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She is board-certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery as well as the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Goodman is trained in all aspects of foot and ankle conditions including: arthritis, bunions and hammertoes, diabetic foot care, fractures, heel pain, and tendon injuries. She is seeing patients at the Bowling Green Campus.
Dr. Doug Steiner
Dr. Doug Steiner is a Hancock County native, graduating from Cory-Rawson High School in 2005. He completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Findlay in 2008 with Magna Cum Laude honors. He earned his medical degree at The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, where he was awarded with the Outstanding Medical Student Award in the Centers of Osteopathic Research and Education. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency in 2018 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, receiving the Outstanding Graduate Medical Education Trainee Physician Award during his training.
Dr. Steiner is energized to return to Northwest Ohio to provide comprehensive general orthopedic care, including primary joint replacement surgery, general adult and pediatric fracture care, sports medicine, and the treatment of many other musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Steiner currently resides in Findlay with his wife, son, and baby on the way. He enjoys time with his family and is a faithful Cleveland sports fan.
Dr. Sheena Niese
Dr. Niese is a Putnam County native who is excited to return home and provide care to her community. Dr. Niese was introduced to Podiatry after she, herself sustained an injury to her foot while doing gymnastics at the University of Findlay during her undergraduate training. After being treated surgically by the team at NWO, she knew she needed to help others recover from their foot injuries. “You don’t truly understand how important your feet are until you can’t use them.”
After graduating from the University of Findlay, Dr. Niese obtained her medical degree from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She then completed a three year surgical residency at The Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, OH. She is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Niese is trained in all aspects of foot and ankle care with special interest in flatfoot deformities, dermatologic conditions of the lower extremity, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, sports related injuries and diabetic foot care. Her philosophy is to treat every patient as if he or she was a family member.
Aside from helping patients get back on their feet, Dr. Niese is involved in her community through coaching gymnastics, being an active member of her church and participating in recreational sports. She and her husband enjoy time outdoors fishing, hunting and hiking. They also cherish time spent with their family and friends.