We Put Patients First

At San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group, Inc., we provide industry-leading orthopaedic care to our patients. Founded by Dr. Frank West in 1947, we are the longest established practice in San Diego County, and take great pride in our physicians’ depth and breadth of experience and education. Driven by both a curiosity and responsibility, we have positioned ourselves at the forefront of technical procedures and non-invasive treatments to offer optimal care with minimal recovery time. By providing comprehensive care in all areas of orthopaedics including Sports Medicine, Hand, Foot, Ankle, Spine, Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Interventional Pain Management, we will help you bounce back from injury or illness, ensuring you return to your healthy and active self.

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Kim E.

Providers and staff are amazing. They go the extra mile to make sure their patients are taken care of. - Kim E.

Brian B.

Dr. Bawa is the best! This was my 4th spinal surgery, but the first with him. I am a new man and can't thank him enough for all he did to rejuvenate me and my life! - Brian B.


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San Diego Magazine Top Doctors for the 4th Year in a Row!

We are so honored to be named in San Diego Magazine’s Top Doctors in Orthopaedics for the fourth year in a row. Each year, The San Diego County Medical Society ...read more

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Welcome to our blog!  Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances ...read more


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COVID-19 Patient Information

Limited Operations Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting our operations to essential and emergent appointments only, and we hope to resume full operations in the next few weeks.


COVID-19 is causing things to change rapidly and our operations can vary because of this. We ask for your understanding and that you check our website for the latest information on operational hours and services.

Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and provide a safer environment and promote social distancing which is recommended by the CDC, we are asking that patients limit the number of people accompanying them to an appointment to no more than one person. Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patients, unless there is a medical necessity. Thank you for understanding our need to do so and for helping us keep you and our greater community healthy.


We are also asking any patients with a cough, shortness of breath or fever to please wear a mask before entering our facilities. Hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation are still the best ways to prevent this virus from spreading more widely. We are committed to providing the best care to you and will continue to give you the best guidance we can.