Groundbreaking Surgery Corrects Scoliosis
Spine surgeon Joseph Osorio uses pioneering technique to help athlete with degenerative scoliosis walk and swim again.
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UC San Diego Health is a national leader in minimally invasive spine surgery as well as other surgical and non-surgical treatments for spinal disorders. We are the regional referral center for complex spine reconstructions.
We specialize in all spine conditions with a special emphasis on
minimally invasive treatment approaches.
- 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. When a thorough exam and diagnosis has been made, we work with you to use non-surgical solutions including therapeutic exercise, injection therapy and medications.
Recognized for High-Quality Care
The quality of our comprehensive 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.
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Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are taught via Zoom videoconferencing by our multidisciplinary inpatient spine team that 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.
See more spine class details in our Classes and Events Calendar.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and
Neurological Rehabilitation Services for spinal conditions.
At UC San Diego Health, our spine experts are changing the way back and neck pain is treated.
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Online Second Opinions
If you've received a diagnosis that requires neurosurgery and would like one of our neurosurgeons to review your X-rays and other imaging studies, UC San Diego Health offers online imaging reviews. It's an easy and affordable way to help you make an informed decision before neurosurgery. For more information, see
Online Second Opinions.