Center for Joint and Spine Care

At the Center for Joint and Spine Care at South Bay Hospital we help patients who are suffering from joint pain, arthritis, back pain and injury.

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.

Available Procedures:

joint commission seal

  • 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
  • Discectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Laminectomy

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.

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 Care 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.