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The physicians, nurses and staff of the brand-new San Diego Spine &
Joint Center have created a special program that brings together a team
of experienced and expert surgeons to provide seamless, coordinated care,
and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.
Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant as possible.
We have created a special place to lift your spirits as you make your
way to a more active lifestyle.
We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to education for
you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way can help
reduce anxiety and prepares you for as smooth a recovery as possible.
- Engaging community outreach seminars
- An informative pre-op class for patients and family
- A Patient Guidebook and daily newsletters while in the hospital
Dedicated Place, Dedicated People
Within our hospital, we have created a special area just for the care of
our back surgery and joint replacement patients. You get to wear your
own clothes, and family members are encouraged to participate in group
activities, meals and other special events. Exercise and therapy is also
in a group setting, so that our patients can support and encourage each
other on the road to recovery.
What Makes Our Program Special
Dedicated Unit with Spacious Private Rooms: All activities—physical therapy, group lunches and nursing care—take
place on a unit dedicated exclusively to spine patients.
Healing, Ocean-themed Unit: To encourage healing, the unit has been designed to reflect the peacefulness
of a seaside town with beach cottage-like rooms, boardwalk hallways for
therapeutic strolling and ceilings painted to look like you are outside—all
designed with our patients' mental, emotional and physical well-being in mind.
Dedicated Staff: All San Diego Spine staff have been chosen specially because of their
expertise; positive, upbeat nature; and high motivational skills.
Care Coordinator: Our care coordinator oversees your entire stay and is a resource before,
during and after discharge.
Dress for Success: Our patients do not wear hospital gowns. You are encouraged to bring comfortable
clothes from home, i.e. sweat suits, shorts and T-shirts, to wear during
the day to encourage the concept of wellness.
Active Daily Schedule: Our patients participate in an aggressive daily schedule, which means
you are up and dressed by 7 a.m. to begin therapy the day after surgery.
Patients typically do therapy together to encourage camaraderie and peer support.
Daily Newsletters: Each morning, our patients receive a daily newsletter with breakfast,
letting you know what is on the agenda for the day, along with tips for healing.
Comprehensive Guidebook: Education begins in the physician's office where our patients are
provided with a comprehensive guidebook explaining the upcoming surgery,
strengthening exercises and pre-surgery and post-surgery guidelines.
Coach: Each of our patients chooses a coach—typically a family member or
friend—who is an active participant in the patient's care before,
during and after discharge from the hospital. Coaches learn the program
right along with their loved one to provide encouragement and support.
Group Lunches: Group lunches are held in the center's group room for patients, coaches
and staff to encourage camaraderie and shared experiences.
After-Care Support Program: Graduates receive calls from the San Diego Spine & Joint Center staff
within 72 hours of discharge and reunions for graduates and their coaches
are held regularly with surgeons and the entire care team.
We offer the latest advances in anesthesia and procedures. Our surgeons
are trained in the most advanced analgesic and minimally invasive surgical
techniques that result in less pain and a quicker recovery. In addition,
we evaluate each patient on multiple clinical, functional and patient
satisfaction criteria. These outcomes are analyzed during monthly performance
improvement team meetings, and enable us to become masters of teamwork
and performance. So when we say superior outcomes, we have the data to prove it.
Free Community Seminars
Join us for a free seminar to better understand your back pain. Learn about
the anatomy of the spine, the causes of your pain and treatment options
available at the San Diego Spine & Joint Center—the brand-new
center designed to look like a seaside resort offering the latest advances
in spine surgery procedures and recovery.
For more information or to sign up for an educational seminar, call (844)
PVH-CALL (844-784-2255) or
Have questions about specific joint or spine procedures? Answers can be
Back Surgery and
Joint Replacement here or
e-mail our care coordinator.
- Watch an online video tour of our patient unit below.
If you are in need of joint or spine surgery in the South Bay, don’t
waste another minute being in pain. Paradise Valley Hospital's Physician
Referral Service can help you find the right doctor for your needs.
Click here to view our list of affiliated physicians, or (619) 472-2665 during business
hours or (844) PVH-CALL (844-784-2255) to speak to one of our friendly
customer service representatives 24/7.
Interested in learning more about Paradise Valley Hospital's spine
and joint replacement center? Call us today at (844) 784-2255 for more