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Advanced Spine & Joint Institute

Pain and the Quality of Life: 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 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.

Combined with our beautiful recovery unit featuring San Diego landscapes and landmarks, we proudly offer our patients the coordinated, seamless care needed to improve the quality of life and enjoy favorite activities once again.

Our skilled and experience surgeons offer the following joint reconstruction procedures:

Joint Procedures

Spine Procedures

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 five years (2014-2018).

Additionally, Alvarado Hospital is among the top 5% in the nation for overall clinical 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.

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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 patients--has 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 spine surgery)
  • Marshall Steele-based programs designed to achieve superior outcomes
  • Healing designed recovery unit to enhance your stay
  • No hospital gowns (you may 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
  • A 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 a dedicated care coordinator as an added resource to navigate patients through the entire process. For more information, contact our coordinator during business hours at 619-229-4548, or e-mail them.

More Information

  • Have questions about specific joint or spine procedures? Answers can be found for spine and joint here.
  • Take an online video tour of our patient unit!

Physician Referrals

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 coordinator at (619-) 229-4548, or by e-mail.

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 (800) 258-2723