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Pain free

The orthopedic experts at Dignity Health Surgical Specialists–Southwest
focus on getting your pain-free lifestyle back.


Dignity Health Surgical Specialists–Southwest

Dignity Health Surgical Specialists–Southwest (formerly Mercy Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center) was established by bringing together the area's top orthopedic surgeons to provide comprehensive and compassionate treatment to patients in Kern County. We provide a broad array of orthopedic services—from head to toe, we offer the most advanced care and treatment options available here in the heart of Kern County.

What we treat

The specialists at Dignity Health Surgical Specialists–Southwest understand that you want your activities to be pain free. Our specialists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases and injuries. Whether is in your shoulder, hip, spine or hand, we offer comprehensive orthopedic services to serve your needs. 

Together we can provide the personal medical or surgical care plan that best fits your needs so that you can get back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.


General / Sports / Joint Reconstruction

  • Arthroplasty revision
  • Cartilage preservation
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Fractures
  • Knee ACL and meniscal injuries
  • Labrum repair
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
  • Lower extremity arthritis
  • Minimally invasive total joint replacement (hip and knee)
  • Muscle, tendon, or joint disorders of the shoulder and knee
  • Nerve root compression with radiating pain
  • Total hip/knee replacement revision
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains

Hand and Microsurgery

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Elbow injuries or disorders
  • Fractures of the upper extremities such as hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Hand or wrist injuries or disorders
  • Orthopedic related arthritis conditions
  • Sprains
  • Soft tissue injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Tendon and nerve repair
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Tumors


  • Degenerative spine conditions
  • Disc herniation
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine trauma
  • Spine tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Synovitis

Patient forms

Pre-registration form is available for printing here.

Pain diagram and rating scale form is available for printing here.

Our physicians

The board certified physicians at Dignity Health Surgical Specialists–Southwest have years of experience helping patients suffering from a variety of bone and soft-tissue injuries and diseases.

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Learn more

To learn more about Dignity Health Orthopedic Specialists–Southwest, please call 661.664.2300.


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Dignity Health Surgical Specialists–Southwest
300 Old River Road, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Fax: 661.663.6259
Referral fax: 661.663.6711


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