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San Francisco, CA

St. Mary's Spine Center - San Francisco, CA


1 Shrader St

San Francisco, CA 94117


Sun Closed


8:00AM - 4:30PM


8:00AM - 4:30PM


8:00AM - 4:30PM


8:00AM - 4:30PM


8:00AM - 4:30PM

Sat Closed

About St. Mary's Spine Center

St. Mary's Spine Center is a medical center that offers many services, including spine surgery, minimally-invasive treatments, and pain management. Visit St. Mary's Spine Center located at 1 Shrader St, San Francisco, CA. This San Francisco medical center is one of the best in California. As part of the Dignity Health network, St. Mary's Spine Center is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to San Francisco and nearby communities.

Comprehensive services offered at St. Mary's Spine Center

Your time is important. When you’re with our care team, we want you to get the most out of your visit. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians is ready to serve when you need us most. With a combination of expert knowledge, compassionate care, and personalized treatment plans, you can count on us to work for you.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is surgery to replace a worn-out or damaged hip joint. The surgeon replaces the old joint with an artificial joint.

Anterior Approach

The anterior approach is an approach to the front of the hip joint as opposed to a lateral approach to the hip or posterior approach.

Posterior Approach

The posterior approach is the most common approach used when performing hip replacement surgery. It is minimally invasive and involves making the incision at the back of the hip, near the buttocks.


Medical ceramics are those which repair or replace musculoskeletal hard connective tissues. For hip prostheses, the principal ceramic is high-density, high-purity, fine-grained polycrystalline alumina.

Minimally Invasive

Hip resurfacing is a minimal artificial joint replacement where the hip joint is relined instead of being completely replaced.

Anti-Inflammatory Injections

Corticosteroid injections are the most common type of anti-inflammatory injections which reduce inflammation.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed through small incisions to diagnose and treat various hip conditions.


Bracing is an orthopedic appliance or apparatus applied to the body, particularly the trunk and lower limbs to support the weight of the body, correct or prevent deformities, or to control involuntary movements.

Compression - Heat/Cold Devices

Cold treatment reduces inflammation by decreasing blood flow while heat promotes blood flow and helps muscles relax. Both treatments can be used for a variety of health conditions.

Topical Modalities

Topical modalities are topical treatments that can be used to treat conditions such as cutaneous vasculitis and postsurgical scars. Examples of topical modalities include massage therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat, cold, light therapy, and phonophoresis.

Injectable Modalities

Viscoelastic is a material that displays both fluid and elastic properties. Viscoelastic materials can be put to therapeutic use in ophthalmology, orthopedics, cardiology, and post-operative treatment of adhesions.


Steroids, also known as corticosteroids, are medications that are made to mimic the steroids the body makes naturally. Steroids are used to reduce inflammation that results from a number of conditions, such as asthma, eczema, and arthritis. Steroids can be taken orally or given as an injection at the site of inflammation.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap.

Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Surgery

Robotic-assisted partial knee surgery is a form surgery that uses robotic technology to help doctors perform the surgery with a greater degree of precision and control than in traditional knee surgery.

Minimally Invasive Total Knee

Osteotomy is the surgical cutting or removal of a piece of bone. The procedures is used to reshape a bone, such as when repairing a damaged joint or to alter a bone so it lines up with the appropriate joint.


Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.

Joint Surgery and Replacement

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.

Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery

Minimally invasive joint surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed using tiny instruments through a small incision, rather than through a larger opening. This form of surgery offers the same benefits of open surgery, but results in a quicker operation, less pain, and a shorter healing time.

Anti-Inflammatory Injections

Corticosteroid injections are the most common type of anti-inflammatory injections which reduce inflammation.

Mazor Renaissance

Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System is a robotic guidance system that is used by surgeons to plan a surgery in detail ahead of surgery. The guidance system then helps the surgeon stay within the boundaries of the preoperative plan they created.


X-STOP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to alleviate painful symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. The device is inserted into the back of the spine, and is designed to prevent a patient from bending too far backward at the narrowed segment, a position that for patients with spinal stenosis can cause leg pain (sciatica) and/or lower back pain.

Artificial Disc Replacement Prodisc

Artificial disc replacement prodisc is a surgical procedure in which degenerated intervertebral discs in the spinal column are replaced with artificial disc implants in the lumbar or cervical spine.


I-Fuse is an implant shaped like a triangle that is designed to stabilize and fuse the sacroiliac joint, which is the joint that connects the hip bones to the sacrum. The implant is put into place through a minimally invasive surgical procedure.

Disabling Sacroiliac (SI) Pain Treatment

Disabling sacroiliac (SI) pain treatment includes physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and stretching exercises. Some patients may require oral anti-inflammatory medications or topical patches, creams, salves or mechanical bracing.

Motion Preservation Devices

Motion preservation devices are designed to preserve or re-establish normal motion in the spine. It can be thought of as a brace for the spine that is placed internally and it is used in the treatment of problems such as degenerative disc disease, lumbar spinal stenosis, and facet pain.

Pain Management

Pain management deals in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. Pain is actually a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain.

Spine Surgery

Spine surgeries or procedures are done to manage spinal disorders caused by injury, infection, degenerative disease, blockage of the blood supply, or compression. This care includes medication, pain management, physical therapy, and surgery when required.

Spinal Blocks

Spinal blocks are types of anesthesia that are delivered to the spine with the goal of numbing certain parts of the body to block pain. The medication is delivered via injection to the dural sac and it is often used for women who are in labor or undergoing a C-section.

Minimally-Invasive Treatments

Minimally invasive surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed using tiny instruments through a small incision, rather than through a larger opening. This form of surgery offers the same benefits of open surgery, but results in a quicker operation, less pain, and a shorter healing time.

Holistic, Well-Coordinated Care

Holistic, well-coordinated care is designed to provide patients with individualized care that takes a holistic approach, understanding that the whole is a sum of its parts - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - and that for each part to be healthy, the whole must be healthy.

Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a branch of medicine that is focused on the wide range of physical conditions, such as neck pain, back pain, sciatica, numbness, sports injuries, and repetitive motion injuries.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is a form of treatment that involves the osteopathic physician using a variety of hands-on techniques to gently manipulate the bones and muscles through gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a service that teaches patients movements and exercises to improve their strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapy is used to help people recover physical injury, chronic conditions, and disabilities.


Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It can help relieve pain, and it is used for a wide range of other complaints.


Exercise is physical activity that is structured and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning and used to improve health and maintain fitness performance.

Manual Manipulation

Manual manipulation is the use of the hands to mobilize soft tissue, perform myofascial release, and manipulate joints in an effort to decrease pain and increase range of motion that result from a number of muscle and joint conditions.

Medication Management

Medication education is designed to help patients learn about their medication and how to properly manage it. This includes learning the names of the medications they are on, what each type of medication does for them, and when and how to take it.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional counseling is performed by a nutrition consultant or registered dietician, who work with individuals to set health and nutrition goals and create a diet plan that will help them prevent and treat disease and maintain a good level of health.

Care when you need it

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