Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care

The Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at St. Mary’s Medical Center is dedicated to healing patients who require more specialized orthopedic care. Our center features specially-trained physicians, along with a multidisciplinary team that includes: dedicated nurses, rehabilitation therapists, discharge planners and pain management specialists.

The experts at our Spine & Orthopedic Center are able to provide care in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of bone, muscle, tendon and joint disorders for every member of your family. Using advanced technology and treatment options, our program is individualized and designed to fit each patient’s needs and goals.

Prior to admission, patients will experience one-on-one pre-operative education to help prepare for their visit, and we offer discharge education to explain the necessary steps for at-home healing. While visiting St. Mary’s, our dedicated patient navigator is committed to helping ensure a pleasant hospital stay for patients and visitors. Additionally, we provide a comfortable setting in a private room with specially prepared meals and internet access. Upon request, accommodations are available for a support “coach” throughout the patient’s admission.

The Institute for Advanced Orthopedics Offers a Full Spectrum of Orthopedic Care and Provides:

  • Board-certified specialists
  • 3D full body imaging
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Scoliosis treatments
  • Sports Medicine
  • Limb lengthening
  • Knee/Hip/Shoulder Replacement
  • Additional orthopedic corrections

The Next Best Thing to Healing at Home

For adult patients requiring a hospital stay after surgery, the Surgical Special Care Unit helps make recovering easier by combining exceptional nursing care with a comfortable atmosphere. To help provide a resort-like environment, patients will have access to flat screen TVs, contemporary furnishings, wireless internet access, personal safes and refrigerators, handicap-accessible showers and more.

Additionally, our Orthopedic Concierge works with patients and their healthcare providers to coordinate hospital care. If necessary, we can also obtain special equipment and schedule physical and occupational therapy to help support your healing process.

Orthopedics Resources:

Find A Physician

For joint replacement, back surgery or sports-related injury, our orthopedists can help you understand your condition and get you the right treatment.

Back & Spine

Back problems are common. Most adults will have experienced one form of back pain or other at least once in their life.

Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery has become a more viable option for patients in recent years due to new surgical techniques and technologies.

Limb Lengthening

The Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center includes operating rooms, physician offices and a physical therapy center. Dr. Paley, Medical Director of the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in deformity correction and limb lengthening.

Sports Medicine

The sacrifice we make for our love of sports can take its toll.


Orthopedics covers more than back pain, joint replacement or sports-related injury.


Orthopedic treatments have come a long way.

Tests & Screenings

With our orthopedic team, you’ll receive expert care during every rehabilitation session.

Orthopedic Rehab

Orthopedic rehab shouldn't be a painful experience. Our physical therapists will create a plan to help you work through your pain, all the while providing encouragement when you need it most.

Our Stories

The best way to learn about our hospital is from the stories of the patients who have been treated here, and the dedicated team that call St. Mary's Medical Center their work home.

Health Library

When answers are difficult to find and you’re not quite sure where to turn, you need a place that knows your questions, and offers many of the answers. We call it our Health Library, where with the click of a mouse you gain access to symptom checkers, common conditions, recent health news, and almost everything in between. Did we mention the healthy recipes?