Back & Spine Care

If you have back or spine problems, turn to UC San Diego Health for the most accurate diagnosis and the latest in personalized treatments.

We have some of the nation's top experts, who are highly trained in complex spine care.

Top Quality Care

The quality of our spine care is recognized with The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (ACSS). 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.

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Treatment Options

Our team is highly trained in complex spine care and can work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. We use the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available, including:

A Team Approach

A multidisciplinary team worked together to earn the gold seal of approval by following best practices and providing exceptional quality care for patients with spine problems. This team of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons was led by Dr. Alexander Khalessi and Dr. Susan Bukata.