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Understand Your Options for Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic surgery is used to treat problems with the musculoskeletal system. This includes conditions affecting the bones, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, and muscles.

At Dignity Health, our surgeons use the latest innovative surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, that can significantly reduce recovery time. Some of our specialties include:

If you’re living with an orthopedic condition in the Bay Area, Find a Doctor who can help get you back to the life you enjoy more quickly.

What Do Orthopedic Surgeons Treat?

Orthopedic surgeons treat the following conditions: 

Common Types of Orthopedic Surgery

At Dignity Health, our board-certified surgeons regularly perform:

What to Expect During Orthopedic Surgery in the Bay Area

The specifics of your orthopedic surgery will depend on your condition and goals for the procedure. Before you make the decision to have surgery, it’s important to have an honest and detailed conversation with your doctor about: 

  • Whether the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks and complications of surgery
  • Nonsurgical options such as cortisone injections
  • Using regional or general anesthesia
  • Your options for minimally invasive alternatives
  • The need for rehabilitation or physical therapy after surgery 

For a personalized treatment plan and care with humankindness at Dignity Health, call 888.653.1839 to see a doctor at one of our Bay Area locations:

Dignity Health surgeons provide a range of traditional and minimally invasive orthopedic surgery procedures in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.