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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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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COVID-19 Limitations and Telemedicine Visits

Due to COVID-19, we’ve limited our operations to help maintain social distancing and limit the spread of the virus. We are seeing urgent issues and new injuries in the office and are also offering Telemedicine visits to all established patients. To schedule a Telemedicine visit, please call 619-299-8500, option 2.

 

Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID transmission, provide a safer environment and promote social distancing, we are asking that patients avoid bringing visitors to their appointment. Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patient unless there is a medical necessity.

We are also requiring that any patient or visitor wear a face covering before entering our facility. We do not have enough masks on hand to give them out, so patients and visitors must bring their own. Thank you for understanding and for helping us keep you and your greater community healthy.

 

Scheduling Surgeries

The hospitals and surgery centers are in the process of planning for elective surgeries. This will most likely be a staged process, with the most urgent cases, such as cardiac procedures and organ transplants, going first. As soon as we are given the ok to schedule surgeries by the facilities, we will reach out to anyone who has had their surgery pending.

 

As always, we appreciate our patients and thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We wish you and your families good health, now and always.