Neurological Spine Care

UC San Diego Health is a national leader in minimally invasive spine surgery as well as other surgical and nonsurgical treatments for spinal disorders.

We are the regional referral center for complex spine reconstructions.

Recognized for High-Quality Care

The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (ACSS) recognizes the quality of our comprehensive spine care.This honor is based on our commitment to providing safe and excellent care. We are the first health organization in California to receive this advanced certification.


Spine Treatment Approaches

We specialize in all spine conditions with a special emphasis on minimally invasive treatment approaches, including:

  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive fusion techniques
  • Spinal decompression therapy

Minimally invasive spine surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure using advanced microsurgical techniques.

Most individuals with spinal conditions don't need surgery to get better. After a thorough exam and diagnosis, we work with you to use nonsurgical solutions, including therapeutic exercise, injection therapy and medications.

Groundbreaking Surgery Corrects Scoliosis

Athlete recovers her mobility.

Spine surgeon Joseph Osorio uses pioneering technique to help athlete with degenerative scoliosis walk and swim again.

Conditions We Treat

At UC San Diego Health, our spine experts are changing the way back and neck pain is treated. Learn about the conditions we treat.

Spine Classes

Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are held via Zoom videoconferencing by our multidisciplinary inpatient spine team, which includes nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with your spine surgery.

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