Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.


Welcome to the OTI Spine Service

The SFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Institute is a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The Spine Service at the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute is comprised of a team of surgeons, physiatrists, nurses and physical therapists offering multi-disciplinary spine care including non-operative treatment and state of the art spine surgical procedures. Our goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life.

We are actively involved in educating surgeons around the world on minimally invasive procedures to treat spinal trauma. Our ongoing clinical and biomechanical research program endeavors to develop novel techniques that will enable the patients to return to their pre-injury functional status.

Our services include:
Minimally invasive cervical, thoracic and lumbar techniques
Innovative surgical techniques for spinal trauma
Complex revision spine surgery

Conditions & Treatments

The UCSF Spine Center is one of the largest centers of its kind in the country, treating 10,000 patients a year. The center brings together world-renowned specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, physiatry and other specialties to design the most effective treatment for your condition. The team includes experts in cancer, pain management, physical therapy, radiation oncology and rheumatology.

We treat the full spectrum of spinal disorders from complex and difficult-to-diagnose conditions to those that have failed previous treatment. We care for people of all ages – including children – through the full course of treatment and recovery.

Patients Resources Overview

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

Cervical Spine Researh Society

North American Spine Society

North American Spine Society

Contact us by calling 1-415-20-ORTHO or click here for more information and read our patient testimonials. 


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