Orthopedic Center of Excellence
Renowned for Innovation
and Built on Tradition
If you're like most people, you are able to be active without experiencing pain or restriction. But sometimes injury or illness can take away the privilege to freely move about. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, our orthopedic surgeons, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive rehabilitation services can get you back on your feet again.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has achieved The Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Hip Joint Replacement and Knee Joint Replacement at its Alta Bates and Summit campuses. This certification designates Alta Bates Summit as a top performing center for hip and knee joint replacements.
Our renowned orthopedists perform nearly every kind of treatment, including total hip replacement; anterior hip joint replacement; shoulder, hand, and foot surgery; knee joint replacement surgery; corrective surgery for scoliosis; arthritis treatment; general orthopedics; and sports medicine. Another area of expertise we offer is orthopedic oncology which covers tumors of the soft tissue and bones, including tumors afflicting the spine.
Some of the orthopedic procedures are now performed arthroscopically, utilizing the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and equipment combined with regional anesthesia. These new techniques offer patients a less painful alternative to "open" procedures, resulting in speedier recoveries and low rates of reoccurrence.
Rehabilitation is the key to recovery following an orthopedic procedure, so Alta Bates Summit offers a full continuum of Rehabilitation Services.
As one of the largest orthopedic service center in the East Bay area, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center draws patients from around the Northern California region for our sophisticated and intricate orthopedic surgery.
Summit physicians performed the nation's first finger-re-implantation in 1973, as well as the Bay Area's first arthroscopy, a procedure that enables physicians to examine and diagnose the interior of the knee joint without major surgery. Summit also performed the first hip replacement in the East Bay.
Summit currently performs hundreds of joint replacements - including hip, knee and shoulder - every year. Alta Bates Summit is Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement by HealthGrades (2010).
The quality of care that you receive from our outstanding team of medical professionals is unrivaled in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of our eminent orthopedic surgeons are active in researching new treatment techniques, resulting in cutting-edge care for you from the region's most highly skilled and experienced staff of orthopedic surgeons; rehabilitation-certified nurses; and physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists.
To take advantage of our excellent orthopedic services, select an Alta Bates Summit physician who's right for you. Find a Physician.
Aetna Institutes of Quality®
Total Joint Replacement
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Gold Seal of Approval
Hip Joint Replacement
and Knee Joint Replacement
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