SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has opened the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute, combining the services of the hospital's former Total Joint Center and San Francisco Spine Institute in one centralized location, and expanding services to include shoulder orthopedic care. The new institute is located across the street from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital at 1199 Bush Street.
"The Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute is a premier center aimed at providing a continuum of orthopedic care delivered by our highly trained orthopedic surgeons," said Jae Chun, vice president, Strategy and Service Line Operations.
Coupled with award-winning sports medicine at Saint Francis, the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute offers one of the most comprehensive orthopedic care programs in San Francisco.
"We believe the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute brings a wealth of services and technologies to a community of patients looking to successfully recover from joint, spine, and other bone and muscle injuries so that they can enjoy a better quality of life," said Nicholas H. Mast, MD, medical director, Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute. "For example, our orthopedic surgeons are skilled in the most advanced surgical techniques, such as the robot-assisted partial knee replacement and an anterior approach to hip replacement surgery."
In addition to state-of-the-art surgery, the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute offers services including Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited acute rehabilitation, pain management, and outpatient physical therapy. For patient convenience, the institute also houses the latest diagnostic screening tools, including computerized tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as electromyography, a test that can detect muscle abnormalities by measuring the muscles' electrical activity during nerve stimulation.
Orthopedic care at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has been nationally recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient in Hip Replacement, Back and Neck Surgery, and Hip Fracture Treatment.
About Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Located atop Nob Hill near the downtown business and visitor centers in San Francisco, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital meets the health care needs of the community with a wide spectrum of programs and services. In addition to its Bothin Burn Center, Saint Francis is renowned for orthopedic specialties in sports medicine, spine injuries, and joint replacement, as well as acute rehabilitation. Saint Francis has also been recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure Survival, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Respiratory Failure, Spinal Fusion Surgery, and Stroke Survival. For more information, visit www.saintfrancismemorial.org.
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