Orthopedic and Surgical Services

The Orthopedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center is here to help keep you active and get you back to your favorite activities. NNMC combines advanced medical technology with highly trained healthcare professionals to provide high-quality orthopedic and surgical care.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment at the Orthopedic and Surgical Institute, please call our referral service at 775-356-6662.

Comprehensive Care

There are many outdoor activities in Sparks, Reno, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas of Nevada and California, including hiking, skiing, rock climbing, horseback riding, skiing, fishing and more. If joint pain is keeping you from enjoying these actives, the Orthopedic and Surgical Institute can help you with advanced services, such as:

  • Joint replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Adult reconstruction
  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Treatment of traumatic injuries

Joint Center of Excellence

The Joint Center of Excellence at Northern Nevada Medical Center is the first program in northern Nevada to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ in Orthopedics: Knee Replacement and Orthopedics: Hip Replacement. These certifications recognize NNMC’s commitment to providing the highest level of care for its knee replacement and hip replacement patients. Certification demonstrates the program's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards, including medication management and infection prevention and control.

Spine Center of Excellence

The Spine Center of Excellence at Northern Nevada Medical Center is the only program in northern Nevada to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ in Spine Surgery. This certification recognizes NNMC’s commitment to the highest level of care for its back and neck surgery patients. Certification demonstrates dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards, including medication management and infection prevention and control.

Surgical Services

The Orthopedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides consultation and surgical services in a broad range of areas, on an inpatient and outpatient basis, including:

  • Robotic surgery
  • Ears, nose and throat surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedic and spine surgery
  • Pain management
  • Plastic surgery
  • Retinal surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Urology

Spine Surgery

Patients at the Orthopedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center are evaluated and treated for a wide range of degenerative and congenital spine disorders, including scoliosis, spinal stenosis, ruptured or herniated discs, fractures of the spine, arthritis of the spine, spinal infections and tumors of the spinal column.

Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

The Orthopedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic problems of the hand, shoulder, and upper extremity, including:

  • Work-related and other traumatic injuries
  • Arthritis (rheumatoid and degenerative)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital hand injuries and deformities
  • Upper extremity pain problems
  • Reconstruction following trauma
  • Rotator cuff disorder
  • Arthritis (replacement surgery)
  • Fractures, dislocations, instability

Foot and Ankle Surgery

The Orthopedic and Surgical Institute at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides diagnosis and treatment of problems of the foot and ankle, with emphasis on adult reconstruction and revision surgery, traumatic and post-traumatic problems; congenital and developmental disease and deformities, including:

  • Forefoot abnormalities, deformities, or painful conditions
  • Midfoot and hindfoot deformities (congenital, developmental or arthritic)
  • Tendon and ligament problems (traumatic or degenerative)
  • Diabetic foot evaluation and care (bracing, fusion, amputation, etc.)
  • Ankle fractures, arthritis, instability, deformities
  • Treatment of non-united fractures, grafts, internal fixation, electrical stimulation
  • Reconstruction of traumatic, developmental or congenital deformities

Available services include the evaluation and treatment of many problems of the foot and ankle, including deformities, bunions, hammertoes, ankle injuries, diabetic foot disorders, ligament fractures and other trauma of the ankle and leg.

Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries

Services are available for patients who have sustained orthopedic trauma and post-traumatic complications. Special emphasis is placed on the team approach to care and to surgical management of complex orthopedic trauma as well as post traumatic reconstruction, including:

  • Complex open and closed fractures and dislocations
  • Blunt and penetrating bone, joint, muscle and tendon injuries
  • Nonunions, malunions and infections
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedic and spine
  • Pain management
  • Plastic surgery
  • Retinal surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Take a Self-Assessment

If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 775-356-6662.