Latest updates, how to get care "Or use the chat box below right to check symptoms."
Dignity Health Surgical Specialists—Southwest
300 Old River Rd
, CA 93311
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Mon||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tue||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wed||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thu||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Fri||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
What we treat
Whether is in your shoulder, hip, spine or hand, we offer comprehensive orthopedic services to serve your needs.
Download Our App
Download the my care. app to book appointments, find doctors, pay your bill, and more
Services We Offer
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure that is performed when a joint is severely worn or damaged. It involves the partial or complete removal of the old, damaged joint, replacing it with an artificial joint.
About Dignity Health Surgical Specialists—Southwest
Dignity Health Surgical Specialists—Southwest is a medical center that offers many services, including joint replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome, and degenerative spine conditions. Visit Dignity Health Surgical Specialists—Southwest located at 300 Old River Rd, Bakersfield, CA. This Bakersfield medical center is one of the best in California. As part of the Dignity Health network, Dignity Health Surgical Specialists—Southwest is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to Bakersfield and nearby communities.
Conditions We Treat
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand is compressed as it travels through the wrist.
Degenerative Spine Conditions
Degenerative spine conditions are diseases in which the function or structure of the spine gets worse over time.
Disc herniation's are condition that are often the result of gradual wear and tear and can lead to disc degeneration.
Foot and Ankle Problems
Foot and ankle problems are related to injury or illness. They can encompass injuries such as a sprain, fracture, or Achilles tendinitis or it can refer to problems related to chronic conditions, such as lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes.
A fracture is a break in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture.
Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists, hands, ankles, and feet.
Hand or Wrist Injuries or Disorders
Hand or wrist injuries or disorders can be due to an injury, overuse, or chronic health condition. Common hand and wrist injuries and disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and disorders of the fingers and thumb. Treatment will depend on the specific issue with the hand, but may include using the R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method, wearing a brace or splint, or buddy taping fingers for additional support.
Muscle, Tendon or Joint Disorders of the Shoulder
The shoulder is made up of three bones and several joints, tendons, and ligaments that work together to provide a full range of motion. There are several muscle, tendon, and joint disorders of the shoulder that can affect how well the shoulder functions, such as tendinitis, bursitis, impingement syndrome, arthritis, and frozen shoulder.
Neck and Back Pain
Neck and back pain is typically caused by injury to, inflammation of, or abnormalities in the bones, muscles, and ligaments of the neck and back. The most common causes of neck and back pain are muscle strains and tears, overuse injuries, and repetitive motion.
Nerve Root Compression With Radiating Pain
Nerve root compression can often result in pain that radiates to other parts of the body. The most common manifestation of radiating pain from the nerve root is sciatica, in which pain radiates along the sciatica nerve, which runs down the back of the leg to the foot.
Orthopedic Related Arthritis Conditions
There are more than 100 types of orthopedic-related arthritis conditions, which can affect any of the joints in the body. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down the legs.
Scoliosis is a sideways, or "S," curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis may be caused by serious medical conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown, and when mild, typically require minimal or no treatment.
Shoulder or Elbow Injuries or Disorders
There are many types of shoulder and elbow injuries and disorders, which can be due to overuse, sudden injury, or aging. Examples of these injuries and disorders include tennis elbow, elbow bursitis, rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, shoulder instability, and shoulder or elbow arthritis.
Spinal Cord Compression
Spinal cord compression is the compression of the spinal cord due to injury, an abscess, degenerative disease, or a tumor. The compression of the spinal cord may result in pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in a limb.
Spinal instability, also known as lumbar instability, is a condition in which there is a greater range of motion than is normal between two vertebrae. This typically occurs when a disc has degenerated to the point that it becomes unstable and can no longer support that area of the spine.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which there is a narrowing of the spinal canal, most often in the neck and lower back. This can result in increased pressure on the spinal cord and nerves within the spine. The most common cause in age-related wear.
Spine trauma is damage is done to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Spine trauma can result in the temporary or permanent loss of sensation, strength, and function in the body below the area where the injury occurred.
Spine tumors are growths that can develop anywhere along the spinal canal or in the bones of the spine. These tumors are made up of fast-growing cells that can be cancerous or non-cancerous.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition of the spine that occurs when one vertebrae moves out of place and rests on the vertebrae blow it, resulting in lower back pain. In most cases, the condition can be treated without the need for surgery.
Sprains are common injuries, particularly in athletes and other physically active people. A sprain occurs when the ligaments that hold the bones together at a joint become overstretched or torn.
Synovitis is when the synovium of a joint becomes inflamed. The synovium is connective tissue that lines the inside of the joint capsule.
Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon and is usually caused by sudden sharp movements, repetitive movements, or having poor posture or technique while at work or playing sports.