Being Specialized Means Being Better.

Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery is truly a new model of care for spinal and joint replacement surgery. We're highly specialized, experienced and efficient. That adds up to outstanding, yet cost-effective care.

Specialization is one way we achieve our quality. We focus only on spinal and joint replacement surgery. All day. Every day. We are the only spinal specialty surgery hospital in the Southeast. We have highly skilled spinal surgeons and neurosurgeons on our medical staff. And we perform more than 4,000 spinal procedures per year, much more than those performed at other facilities.

In addition, as part of the Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute, we perform more than twice as many joint-related procedures than other hospitals in the area. That amounts to an enormous amount of experience. Simply put, the more you perform a procedure, the better you are.

What's more, we believe in providing the highest standards of care and highest levels of safety for our patients. That's why, intraoperative neuromonitoring, for instance, has been a standard part of our surgical procedures for years. This technology detects potential risk to the nervous system by giving immediate feedback to our surgeons during procedures and allows for avoidance of neural damage. 

Award logo for Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement
Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement 2019
Award logo for Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement
Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement 2019
Award logo for Top 15% in U.S. for Outstanding Patient Experience
Top 15% in U.S. for Outstanding Patient Experience
Award logo for One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery
One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 8 years in a row (2012-2019)
Award logo for Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence
Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ 12 years in a row (2008-2019)
Award logo for Only 1 in Tennessee among top 5% in U.S. for Spine Surgery
Only 1 in Tennessee among top 5% in U.S. for Spine Surgery 12 years in a row (2008-2019)
Award logo for Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery
Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery for 12 years in a row (2008-2019)
Award logo for Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery
Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery 12 Years in a Row (2008-2019)
Award logo for #1 in Tennessee for Orthopedic Surgery
#1 in Tennessee for Orthopedic Surgery 2018
Award logo for #5 in Nation for Spinal Surgery 2018
#5 in Nation for Spinal Surgery 2018
Award logo for PRC National Excellence in Healthcare
PRC National Excellence in Healthcare
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