When Enough is Enough
If you suffer from joint or back pain, you know the difficulties you must
deal with on a daily basis. Each day, your thoughts inevitably turn to
that ache in your hips or knees, and daily activities like walking, housework
or shopping can become unendurable. Persistent pain may even begin interfering
with your favorite hobbies and preventing you from experiencing the things
you enjoy most. If diet, exercise and medications are no longer providing
you with relief from your symptoms, it may be time to consult with a doctor
and consider surgery.
We are San Diego's premier spine and joint replacement program; patients
travel from around the U.S. to have their surgery here and we are the
preferred destination for many physicians requiring surgery. Our orthopedic
program includes treatment for spine, neck, knees, hips and shoulders.
We Offer Solutions to Your Pain
Our institute is the first and only
Marshall Steele-modeled spine and joint program in San Diego. Nationally renowned for its superior results, Marshall Steele
programs bring together the best orthopedic and spine surgeons to provide
the highest quality care to our patients.
We offer the latest advancements in surgery—robotic, 3D imaging,
laser and minimally invasive—all in a beautiful San Diego landscape-themed
recovery unit based on healing design. Our nurse navigators help patients
every steop of the way to create a seamless process from the decision
through the recovery.
Our skilled and experience surgeons offer the following joint reconstruction
Why Choose the Advanced Spine & Joint Institute?
Alvarado Hospital’s Advanced Spine & Joint Institute provides
unparalleled orthopedic and spine care. As an exceptional San Diego spine
center, we have received national recognition as one of Healthgrade's
America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Spine Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery for the last three years
Additionally, Alvarado Hospital is among the top 5% in the nation for overall
clinical excellence and patient safety excellence, which mean we are part
of an elite group of 260 hospitals out of more than 4,500 across the U.S.
to be nationally recognized for clinical excellence in 2014-2016.
If you need back or joint surgery, look no further.
VIDEO - Why choose the Advanced Spine & Joint Institute at Alvarado Hospital?
VIDEO - Take an online tour of the unit
Our Personal Approach
Our outcomes-driven program is designed to give you every opportunity to
achieve wellness as soon as possible. We have created a patient unit within
our hospital that is 100% dedicated to the care and recovery of joint
and spine patients. Our staff—hand-picked for their positive attitudes
and desire to motivate patientshas been specially trained to provide complete
clinical care those undergoing surgery.
We focus on strategies that maximize your rate of recovery, including:
- Top regional orthopedic and spine surgeons
- Pre- and post-surgery patient and family education
- Private rooms and bathrooms
- Early mobility
- The latest surgical procedures (including minimally invasive and laser
- Marshall Steele-based programs designed to achieve superior outcomes
- Healing designed recovery unit to enhance your stay
- No hospital gowns (wear your own comfortable clothes from home!)
- Family members act as coaches and are encouraged to take part in activities
during your recovery
Education & Support
We believe that education and communication is vital to a smooth recovery
process for our patients. Stress and anxiety can be greatly reduced when
you know what to expect regarding your procedure and recovery every step
of the way.
You will receive information prior to and after your surgery, including:
- A patient guidebook
- Pre-operative class for patients and their family members
- A daily newsletter and other materials while in the hospital
- Follow-up reunion lunch
Our clinical team continuously evaluates and measures performance so that
we can ensure the highest level of personalized service to each and every
patient. We also provide
dedicated care coordinators as an added resource to navigate patients through the entire process. For
more information, contact our coordinators during business hours at (619)
Have questions about specific joint or spine procedures? Answers can be
online video tour of our patient unit!
If you are in need of joint or spine surgery in San Diego, don’t
waste another minute being in pain. Alvarado Hospital’s Physician
Referral Service can help you find the right doctor for your needs. Click
here to view our list of affilated physicians, or call (800) ALVARADO (800-258-2723)
to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives. You
may also contact our care coordinators at (619) 229-4548 or (619) 229-4569 or by
Alvarado Advantage Club
You are invited to join the free
Alvarado Advantage Club. Members receive a variety of benefits, including VIP parking and priority
for a private room when available; 10% discount at the Alvarado Gift Shop,
Cafe and Gourmet Coffee Cart; 10% discount at the Alvarado Medical Plaza
Pharmacy; first notification of special events and classes; hotel discounts;
and much, much more! To learn more or to register online,
click here. To register through one of our customer service representatives, call