Orthopedic Surgery

Advanced Spine & Joint Institute

orthopedic surgery

Alvarado Hospital recently launched its new Advanced Spine & Joint Institute, combining the disciplines of spine and total joint replacement into one state-of-the-art program and beautiful patient care unit representing the very best of San Diego landmarks and landscapes. Based on the Marshall Steele program, nationally renowned for its superior outcomes and successful recovery strategies, Alvarado Hospital is proud to open the first Marshall Steele total joint replacement program in San Diego in February 2015. Previously, San Diegans had to travel to Orange County to access the benefits of the Marshall Steele program.

Alvarado Hospital's nationally acclaimed orthopedic services include a full spectrum of orthopedic care from diagnosis and treatment to surgery and rehabilitation. Using advanced diagnostic tools and a specially equipped operating room, an interdisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons and nurses treat conditions of the spine, joints, feet, and upper and lower extremities.

Our surgeons use arthroscopic techniques for shoulder reconstruction, knee repair, tendon transfers, and to treat wrist, elbow and ankle problems. Comprehensive rehabilitation services are offered through our San Diego Rehabilitation Institute on the Alvarado Hospital campus.

Alvarado Hospital is pleased to offer total joint repair and replacement services under the direction of nationally renowned surgeons. Our physicians are among those developing innovative techniques in joint replacement and hold patents on many of these advances. In addition, our physicians continue to lecture internationally, perform live surgical demonstrations, publish books and peer-reviewed articles, and participate in nationwide clinical trials.

Joints Treated

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hand and Wrist

National Recognition

The national recognition garnered by the surgeons and staff as part of Alvarado Hospital's Advanced Spine & Joint Institute means you are in the very best of hands for your orthopedic care. Some of our most recent accolades from Healthgrades are:

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Spine Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery
  • 5-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment
  • 5-Star Recipient for Back Surgery
  • 5-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Our Physicians

interventional cardiology Our physicians are partners in our hospital venture and, as part of their commitment to our program, have helped develop policies and protocols to help ensure that every patient admitted into our program receives care especially designed for patient safety and improved outcomes. All of the physicians affiliated with our program are board certified and have received additional, specialized training in the repair and replacement of specific joints in the body.

Physician Referral

Alvarado’s Physician Referral Service can help you find an orthopedic surgeon who meets your needs. To find a physician, simply click on the Physician Finder or call 1 (800) ALVARADO (1-800-258-2723) or click here and request a physician referral. Additional information regarding our orthopedic services also is available.

Alvarado Advantage Club

Members of the free Alvarado Advantage Club enjoy special benefits if ever hospitalized at Alvarado, such as VIP parking (when available), U-T newspaper delivered

Alvarado Advantage Club

daily, a daily visit from our Patient Experience coordinator to ensure your service is exemplary, a gourmet coffee voucher for a family member and several other advantages! Other benefits include discount at area hotels and 10% discount in hospital cafe and gift shop. To read more and register, click here.