Orthopaedic & Spine Center

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The Southeast Georgia Health System Orthopaedic & Spine Center is our region's premier destination for advanced orthopaedic and spine care. The Center offers exceptional surgical, interventional and rehabilitative care for all athletes, active adults, senior citizens and weekend warriors—in a setting that not only makes you feel at home, but keeps you close to home.

Designed to promote safe and optimal healing in a patient-centered environment, the Center allows our physicians and health care team to focus on your special needs as an orthopaedic or spine patient. Our goal is to surpass your expectations by providing the best possible treatment and outcomes.

Did you know...

  • Southeast Georgia Health System was named a Top 10 Georgia Hospital for Overall Orthopaedic Services by HealthGrades, Inc. as published in Georgia Trend in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • We are the only hospital in Southeast Georgia using MAKOplasty®, a surgeon-interactive robotic arm system to perform precision partial knee surgery.
  • More than 2,000 hip, knee, shoulder, spine, wrist, elbow, ankle and foot procedures are performed annually; approximately 600 joint replacement surgeries are performed annually.

A wealth of benefits in one convenient location

At the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, we have assembled a team of experienced, highly trained and compassionate surgeons, pain management specialists, nurses, physical therapists and athletic trainers who deliver seamlessly integrated, carefully coordinated care. Here, in this single location on our Brunswick Campus, you will receive the latest treatments designed to help you quickly return to your daily life.

The concept behind the Orthopaedic & Spine Center goes well beyond the hospital stay to encompass the entire experience. Our team members pay special attention to ensuring you understand your procedure, what you need to do before surgery, and what to expect afterward.

A facility like no other

The Orthopaedic & Spine Center is designed like a fine hotel, beautifully decorated with designer touches such as rich cherry wood paneling and warm tones. The spacious, suite-style private patient rooms allow increased patient maneuverability and include recliners for comfortable patient sitting, showers and toilets designed to accommodate surgery patient needs, sleeper sofas for overnight guests, and upgraded patient monitoring systems.

For enjoyment, each well-appointed room includes a flat-screen cable TV and DVD, wireless internet access, and daily delivery of The Brunswick News, all at no additional cost.

Design touches such as the art-glass walls of the dining and rehabilitation rooms add a level of refinement for a classic but functional approach.

The opportunity to move around the Center and interact with other patients creates a very supportive environment which is a key to a positive outcome. A dining area allows patients to gather together for meals and share experiences of the healing process. Patients and their coaches can attend classes in the conference center to learn about their surgical experience, recovery process and available resources after discharge. A large rehabilitation room is on the same floor for individual therapy and group sessions. Previously, patients had to go elsewhere in the hospital for therapy services.

An expert care team

The Orthopaedic & Spine Center has a distinguished staff of board-certified orthopaedic and spine surgeons who are knowledgeable, experienced and trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques.

A staff of highly trained nurses who specialize in orthopaedic and spine patient care support the compassionate and excellent care delivered at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center. The health care team ensures that you understand your procedure and what you should expect during the recovery process. This extra step ensures you receive the support you and your family need throughout your stay.

After surgery, skilled physical and/or occupational therapists begin providing therapy designed to maximize function and hasten recovery.

Spine Care

Our accomplished spine surgeons use advanced, specialized procedures to treat a range of spinal problems related to degenerative conditions, fractures and cancer. Whenever possible they use minimally invasive techniques to promote a speedier recovery.

Common conditions we treat include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Compression fractures
  • Herniated disc
  • Bone spurs
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal stenosis