Spine Surgery

Not only does St. Joseph Hospital have the highest surgical volume in Orange County, it performs the second highest number of procedures in the state of California, including more than 900 spinal procedures each year. What's more, FDA studies conducted here provide patients with access to new technology not available elsewhere in the region. Individuals whose surgeons practice at St. Joseph Hospital have the advantage of undergoing their procedures in one of the 14 “Smart Operating Rooms,” opened here in 2007. The Smart ORs are so named for their sophisticated video and monitoring equipment, imaging technology and instant, computerized access to other departments and medical records, touch screens and voice activated equipment, lights and cameras.

St. Joseph Hospital routinely serves as a regional referral center for the most difficult procedures to restore spinal alignment and relive pain. We correct spinal problems and restore function through a team approach. First-rate anesthesiologists, operating room, intensive care unit and orthopedic unit staffs and rehabilitation specialists elevate patient care. In the process, they have earned recognition by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's top 50 orthopedic hospitals, for two years running.