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Geoffrey Haft

Geoffrey Haft, MD

Orthopedics: Back & Neck, Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Orthopedics

"Every patient I meet is different, which is why care must be individualized. When I understand what’s important to my patients, then I can create a care plan that helps them return to what they enjoy."

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About Me

A desire to help others navigate difficult situations sparked an interest in Geoffrey Haft, MD, to pursue a career in medicine.

Today, Dr. Haft serves as an orthopedic surgeon, with an emphasis on bone spine care and pediatric orthopedics, at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Haft has spent his entire career of nearly 20 years serving the region.

He provides spine care for all ages, and specializes in caring for the pediatric population.

Expert Care in Orthopedic Care

Dr. Haft cares for a variety of spine and pediatric conditions, such as:

  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Disc herniations
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Myelopathy
  • Spine fractures
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Pediatric hip conditions
  • Clubfoot (Ponseti expert)
  • Bone tumors

Dr. Haft performs orthopedic procedures including:

  • Spine fusion
  • Spinal decompression
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Non-fusion scoliosis surgery
  • Growing spinal rods
  • Disc replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Fracture repair
  • Limb lengthening

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)

Dr. Haft and his team are passionate about caring for spine patients with minimally invasive techniques. He has over 15 years of experience performing nerve decompression procedures or spine fusion procedures using minimally invasive methods.

Non-Fusion Options for Scoliosis

While many types of severe scoliosis still require fusion surgery, Dr. Haft has embraced nonsurgical options including therapy and bracing. He has also been a leader is bringing non-fusion surgical techniques to the region including Apifix (internal spine bracing) and vertebral body tethering.

“Embracing the newest practices enables us to deliver better outcomes, which supports a better quality of life for our patients.”

Active Lifestyle

When Dr. Haft isn’t at work, he enjoys golfing and skiing. He also loves spending time with his family — a wife and three children.

Dr. Haft speaks both English and Spanish.



Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon, Medical School


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Orthopedic Surgery


Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, Pediatric Orthopedics and Spine Deformity Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

Associate Professor—Department of Surgery, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • South Dakota State Orthopedic Society
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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