Orthopedics - Center for Joint and Spine Care
The Center for Joint and Spine Care at South Bay Hospital provides full-service orthopedic and spine care in a comfortable setting. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic certified nurses (ONC), physical therapists, radiologists and occupational therapists, provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to your treatment. South Bay Hospital has been Certified in Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement by The Joint Commission.
South Bay Hospital belongs to a network of HCA affiliate hospitals designed to improve the outcomes of orthopedic patients throughout West Florida. Patient care is based on proven methods to promote a safe and speedy recovery.
- Joint Replacement Surgery - including Hip Resurfacing and Partial Knee Resurfacing
- Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
- Repair of Fractures
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- Small Bone and Joint Repairs
- Repairs of Tendons and Nerves
- Repair of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our new Center for Joint and Spine offers a relaxed environment, conducive to healing that includes:
- Private and newly remodeled patient rooms
- Flat screen televisions
- Experienced orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons
- Nurses certified in orthopedics (National Association of Orthopedic Nurses)
- Preoperative education classes
New Minimally Invasive Procedure- Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
South Bay Hospital now offers a new and proven technique to minimize pain and recovery time for hip replacement surgery. The Anterior Approach Hip Replacement uses a muscle sparing approach that allows the surgeon to replace the hip joint without detaching any muscles or tendons from the bone.
The Anterior Approach Hip Replacement has many benefits over conventional treatment options:
- Smaller incision creating reduced pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster rehabilitation
- Earlier return to daily activities
- Lower risk of dislocation
Pre-Op Joint Replacement Class
South Bay Hospital is pleased to offer this informative class on a monthly basis. Learn more about your hip or knee replacement procedure and openly discuss pre/post-op concerns with licensed clinicians. The class is held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm, and the 4th Monday of the month at 2pm.
For more information or to register for a class, please call 1-888-685-1595. View our class calendar now.
View our Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Presentation (PDF - 1.2MB)
Pre-Hab: Preparing Patients for Surgery
South Bay Hospital’s new pre-hab program prepares patients for hip and knee surgery by:
- improving muscle strength
- improving flexibility
- increasing cardiopulmonary endurance prior to surgery
- correcting muscle imbalances around the joints
- improving nutrition for healing and weight loss
The aim of the program is to minimize injury and increase physical and emotional readiness for surgery.
To participate in pre-hab, a patient must obtain a prescription from their attending surgeon four to six weeks prior to surgery. The patient is then seen by a Registered Physical Therapist and Licensed Dietician for a physical assessment, physical therapy and pre-surgical education.
For more information on the Pre-Hab Program at South Bay Hospital’s Center for Joint and Spine call 813-633-2555.
Free Physician Referral
For a referral to one of our specialists, please use our online physician directory or call our free referral specialists at 1-888-685-1595.
Thomas Davison, MD
Eddy Echols, MD
Fabio Fiore, MD
Grant Garlick, MD
Anthony Infante, DO
Peter Lopez, MD
Robert Maddalon, MD
John Okun, MD
Steven Page, MD