San Francisco Spine Surgeons
Orthopedics San Francisco
- One Shrader Street Map
- Suite 450
- Route San Francisco, CA 94117
- One Shrader Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
San Francisco Spine Surgeons evolved from the work of Dr. Lloyd W. Taylor, who came to St. Mary’s Medical Center in 1963. Dr. Taylor was the second-most decorated medical officer in the Second World War. He was Chief of the Orthopaedic Department at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Chief of Staff at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. He was named to become Surgeon General of the United States Army, but he decided to come to San Francisco to start the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program. Dr. James Zucherman and Dr. Ken Hsu were educated and trained by Dr. Taylor. In 1965, Dr. Gar Wynne joined Dr. Taylor and began doing spine surgery. In 1972, Dr. Arthur White joined Dr. Taylor and Dr. Wynne. He was sent around the world to work with the most renowned spine experts. He completed a spine surgery fellowship under Dr. Leon Wiltse. Dr. White was chosen to be the first international orthopaedic spine fellow. Dr. White developed the first back school in the U.S., realizing that patient education was key to success for maximizing results in spine care. This is an educational program that teaches practical information about care of the spine, posture, body mechanics, and conservative treatment and prevention of back problems. We believe that even if surgery is necessary, it is only part of the total rehabilitation program, which includes the education provided in back school.
San Francisco Spine Surgeons can be found at One Shrader Street . The following is offered: Orthopedics . In San Francisco there are 27 other Orthopedics. An overview can be found here.
Keywords Robotic Spine Surgery, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Stimulation, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Epidural Blocks, Rhizotomy, Spinal Injections, Cervical Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Lumbosacral Surgery, Revision Spine Surgery, Bulging Disc Syndrome, Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, Compression Fractures, Intervertebral Disc, Lumber Disc Degeneration, Sacroiliac Joint, Spinal Tumors, Scoliosis, Kyphosis.
Shannon Hirokane, MPAS, PA-C
Shannon Hirokane is an integral part of the St. Mary’s Spine Center. She is actively involved in both pre- and post-operative care of spine patients, in addition to providing neurological monitoring and first-assisting in spine surgery. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Southern California in 2011, Shannon went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Seton Hill University. In 2017, Shannon joined St. Mary’s Spine Center team, she works both in the clinic and the operating room. She diagnoses, treats, and prescribes medication to patients in the clinic and acts as a first assistant on spinal surgery cases.