Orthopedic Spine and Joint Center

Preoperative Education for Total Joint and Spine Surgeries

Even in this unusual time, preoperative education is key to achieving the best possible outcome from your surgery. Knowing what to expect every step can help reduce anxiety for you and your family and equip you with the information needed for a smooth recovery.

To maintain social distancing and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, our preoperative class for total joint replacement and spine surgery has been pre-recorded. As always, we are here to answer your questions. Please call 941-782-2663.


The Orthopedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center can help you return to an active lifestyle. Our program brings together experienced surgeons, skilled orthopedic nurses and specialty-trained physical and occupational therapists to deliver an exceptional patient experience.

Orthopedic physicians on staff are board certified and highly experienced. Their expertise includes diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries, fractures and pain, as well as coordinating rehabilitation programs for patients.

Gold Seal of Approval for Both Hip and Knee Replacement

The Joint Commission Gold Seal

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement Core Certification.

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Treatment Options

We offer the following surgical and nonsurgical options to treat orthopedic conditions:

  • Arthroscopic treatment
  • Community education
  • Coordinated rehabilitation services
  • Emergency treatment of injuries
  • General orthopedics
  • Minimally invasive techniques
    • Intracept® Procedure
  • Nonsurgical treatments
  • Pain management
  • Spine and back surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Total joint care and replacement

Surgeons at the Orthopedic Spine and Joint Center are experienced in the following surgical procedures and more:

  • Total Hip Replacement Posterior Approach
  • Total Hip Replacement Anterior Approach
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unilateral Knee Replacement (Partial)
  • Total Hintermann Ankle Replacement
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Fusion

Find a Physician for Orthopedic Care

If you need a referral to a physician at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 941-708-8100.

Could You Benefit from Orthopedic Care for Your Hip or Knee Pain?

Answer these questions to see if you could benefit from therapeutic intervention to address your hip or knee pain.

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Marshall Steele Program

The Othopedic Spine and Joint Center is an active participant in the nationally renowned Marshall Steele program. Participation in this program enhances the hospital's efforts to produce excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction through diligent data collection, enabling teams to benchmark, guide and support program goals. This structured continual improvement process involves an interdisciplinary team of professionals all focused on the goal of achieving the best possible results for our patients.

Key elements of our Marshall Steele Program include:

  • A wellness approach to care
  • A dedicated orthopedic unit
  • Core orthopedically trained staff
  • Focused preoperative patient preparation with set expectations
  • Standardized evidenced based care
  • Group physical therapy and individualized rehabilitation strategies
  • Early ambulation
  • Nurse Navigator/Care Coordinator
  • Efficient pain management regimens focused on opioid reduction
  • Expedited discharge to home
  • Optimized outcome management

Preoperative Education: Know What to Expect

We believe a key to achieving better outcomes is making sure patients know what to expect each step of the way. This is instrumental in helping to reduce stress and anxiety for you and your family members, and it equips you with the information needed for a smooth recovery.

That's why we offer Orthopedic Preoperative classes. During these classes we will walk you through your entire surgical process. Topics include orientation to the hospital, physical therapy, occupational therapy, discharge planning and coordinated postoperative rehabilitation. We will also give you a surgical specific guidebook that you can refer to before, during and after your stay.

Please call 941-782-2663 to schedule a class.

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapy Center offers a wide range of outpatient services.