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 3,000 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. 

One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 7 years in a row (2012-2018)
Recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for 11 years in a row (2008-2018)
Only 1 in Tennessee to Receive Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ 11 Years in a Row (2008-2018)
Only 1 in Tennessee Among Top 5% in U.S. for Spine Surgery 11 Years in a Row (2008-2018)
Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery 11 years in a Row (2008-2018)
Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery 11 Years in a Row (2008-2018)
#1 in Tennessee for Overall Surgical Care, Carechex Hospital Quality Ratings 2015
PRC National Excellence in Healthcare
Top 15% in U.S. for Outstanding Patient Experience
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Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
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