Patients seeking advanced treatment for orthopedic and spine issues can find them at the Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Westside Regional Medical Center. Our patients benefit from the experience of a team of experts including board certified orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Our team will work together using the latest in advanced technology to guide you through every aspect of your care from surgery to discharge and follow-up care, providing individualized treatment plans and a high caliber of care. The Orthopedic & Spine Institute provides a comprehensive approach to your care in a comfortable environment that feels more like a hotel than a hospital.
Our team of experts assesses and treats a variety of musculoskeletal disorders that lead to pain and immobility. In addition to traditional surgeries and therapies, the team provides access to advanced procedures including partial hip resurfacing, joint replacement and revision and other specialized procedures, helping patients relieve pain and return to normal activities.
The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Westside Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive solutions for:
- Custom Knee Replacement
- Joint Disorders
- Neck Pain
- Sports-related Injuries
- Joint Discomfort
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Back Pain
- Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery
- Total joint replacement
Custom Knee Replacement
This innovative technology provides patients with a personalized surgical experience, facilitating an optimal implant fit and better outcomes. Differences in bone shape affect the way a knee replacement fits. Studies show that misalignment causes increased wear of the implant and can lead to premature failure. Customized knee replacement surgery utilizes MRI technology and pre-operative planning tools to create surgical guides that are tailored to each patient's unique anatomy, allowing surgeons to better place and align the new knee. Surgeons can adjust and improve computer generated images of the patient's knee to create the ideal customized surgery. In addition, surgeons use individually-tailored knee replacements that are designed to better match an individual's anatomy.
Living with neck or back pain can make normal activities such as walking, bending, sleeping or working, an agonizing experience. At Westside Regional Medical Center, we can diagnose and treat a variety of spine problems. Our multidisciplinary spine team consists of surgeons, pain management physicians, nurses and physical therapists working together to provide a personalized plan tailored to the individual needs of our patients.
Featuring Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Our board-certified team of surgeons specialize in disorders of the back and neck, and can provide a comprehensive plan using the very best in treatment techniques from state-of-the-art surgical approaches to a combination of therapy and pain management. Spine surgeries performed at Westside Regional Medical Center include:
- Compression Fractures
- Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Disc Replacement
Continuum of Care
Whether it’s arthritis, a broken or fractured bone, sprained ligament, back problems or season-ending injury, count on us for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments. We realize that surgery is not always the answer and that is why our highly trained staff will work hard to return you to health through non-surgical means. However, when surgery is necessary, you can feel confident you are in the best of hands.
The Orthopedic & Spine Institute provides a comprehensive approach to your care without leaving the unit. We know that many orthopedic and spine surgeries are followed with rehabilitation, and we are able to offer a variety of services to our patients and their individual needs.
Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator
Your Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator has lots of answers.
Introducing Liz Gassew, RN, MSN, OCN
Undergoing total joint replacement and revision surgery requires a lot of planning and support. That’s why we have a dedicated Orthopedic and Spine Navigator. Liz Gassew, RN has worked at Westside for 28 years. She will:
- Holistically get to know you and your needs.
- Provide enhanced communication with your caregivers.
- Provide education and information on what to expect before, during and after surgery.
- Foster a strong partnership with nursing and medical staff to deliver optimal care ensuring safety and quality outcomes.
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