Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery In Southern California, According to Healthgrades

If spine surgery is right for you, one of the major decisions you will face is choosing the right place for the procedure. There are hundreds of hospitals in Southern California, so this decision can be overwhelming. 

Where is the best place for spine surgery in Southern California?

Healthgrades recently released their 2023 list of centers that received the The Spine Surgery Excellence Award™, which recognizes hospitals that deliver superior patient outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion.

Here are the Southern California hospitals recognized by Healthgrades:

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals’ clinical outcomes and patient experiences for different medical specialties such as cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, oncology, gastroenterology, and more. They use various data points, including patient outcomes, complication rates, mortality rates, patient satisfaction, and other quality metrics to determine the rankings.

When choosing a hospital for spine surgery, it’s important to consider factors beyond just the ranking. It’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor and do your own research but this list may be a good place to start.

About the Author

Dave Harrison, MD

Dr. Harrison is a board certified Emergency Physician with a part time appointment at San Francisco General Medical Center and is an Assistant Clinical Professor-Volunteer at the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Harrison attended medical school at Tufts University and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Southern California. Dr. Harrison manages the editorial process for