Surgeries performed

Our fellowship-trained surgeons perform both the state-of-art surgeries as well as bread-and-butter routine orthopaedic procedures:


Lumbar Procedures

Traditional and minimally-invasive decompression (laminectomy and laminotomy), microdiskectomy, anterior and posterior spinal fusion, open and mimimally invasive spinal instrumentation, including pedicle screw placement and plating interbody fusions, including ALIF, TLIF, PLIF and XLIF (extreme-lateral interbody fusion), partial and total corpectomy, utilizing open or mini-open anterior retroperitoneal approach

Motion-preserving Surgery

Lumbar total disk replacement: Prodisc (FDA-approved) and Flexicore (part of FDA multicenter trial), X-STOP placement, motion-preserving dynamic stabilization (Dynesis and PEEK rods)

Thoracic Procedures

Scoliosis correction utilizing segmental pedicle screw instrumentation with spinal cord neuromonitoring, spine osteotomies, including pedicle-subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and Smith-Peterson osteotomy (SPO), surgery for thoracic disk herniations, including posterior surgery (costotransversectomy), anterior surgery via thoracotomy and minimally-invasive surgery utilizing video-assisted thoracoscopic approach

Cervical Procedures

Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF), cervical corpectomy, laminoplasty, posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion, cervical total disk replacement (Prodisc and Bryan prosthesis)



Shoulder arthroscopy, arthroscopic subacromial decompression, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair and stabilization (including Bankart and SLAP repair), arthroscopic distal clavicle resection, open shoulder stabilization, open reduction and internal fixation of fractures, dislocations and non-unions of humerus, clavicle and scapula, partial and total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, open stabilization of the AC and SC joints


Elbow arthroscopy, tennis elbow debridement, elbow stabilization procedures, open reduction and internal fixation of elbow and forearm fractures, total elbow replacement

Wrist and Hand

Carpal tunnel and trigger finger release, open reduction and internal fixation of fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist



Total hip replacement, including the cutting-edge metal-on-metal replacement; revision total hip replacement, including the complex salvage procedures, utilizing the state-of-the-art strategies, including trabecular metal augments (tantalum), proximal and distal femoral replacement for severe bone loss tumor and infections, total femur replacement for salvage situations, open reduction and internal fixation of fractures and dislocations of the hip, percutanous pinning of hip fractures, intramedullary nailing of hip fractures, partial hip replacement (hip hemi-arthroplasty), core decompression of the hip for AVN, complex hip stabilization procedures for unstable total hip replacements and state-of-the-art hip arthroscopy


Sports knee procedures

Knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic microfracture and chondroplasty, arthroscopic meniscectomy, arthroscopic and open meniscal repair, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, utilizing patellar tendon and hamstring autografts as well as Achilles tendon allograft, revision ACL reconstruction, postero-lateral corner and LCL reconstruction, arthroscopic PCL reconstruction, complex reconstructions of knee dislocation and multi-ligamentous knee injury

Reconstructive knee procedures

Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures and dislocations of the knee, including arthroscopy-assisted fixation of tibial plateau fractures, unicompartmental knee replacement (both medial and lateral), patello-femoral knee replacement, total knee replacement, revision total knee replacement, surgery for infected total knee replacement, knee fusion

Foot and Ankle

Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures and dislocations of the foot and ankle, ankle arthroscopy, open ankle stabilization


Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures and dislocations of all the long bones of human skeleton (both upper and lower extremities) and spine, surgery for non-union of fractures (failure to heal), utilizing iliac crest bone graft as well as cutting-edge bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-2) application

San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons
spine surgery, joint replacement, and sports medicine

One Shrader Street, Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94117

One Shrader Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-750-5570 (Spine Center)