Patient Resources

Here is where you get started.

The Spine & Joint Institute wants to make the process for your procedure and recovery as simple and informative as possible. You will find our Patient Guidebooks, which will be given to you once you are scheduled for surgery, cover each specific procedure program, and answer many questions about what we do, and what you can expect from SJI physicians and staff.

These Guidebooks are designed to be a handy, one-source reference guide to explain what your upcoming surgery will entail, familiarize you with our treatment and recovery procedures, and enlighten you on what you can expect during your stay with us.

  • Steps to Success for Knee Replacement
  • Steps to Success for Hip Replacement
  • Steps to Success for Spine Surgery
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Thoracic Spine Surgery
    • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Steps to Success for Shoulder Surgery


Sunny Side of Cortisone
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee
Understanding Sciatica Pain
Back and Neck Pain – Getting Good Diagnostic
Alternative Treatments for Arthritis


The more information you have about your treatment and recovery, the more aware you will be about what you can expect from SJI. In addition to our SJI Patient Guidebooks, you can connect with more helpful information on these sites.

You can also visit these additional sites for more information.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – AAOS

© North American Spine Society

Arthritis Foundation

California Joint Replacement Registry

How to request a consultation with the Spine and Joint Institute

Please call (909) 335-6737 to reach the Director of the Spine and Joint Institute. If she is unavailable, please leave a message and she or her designate will return your call and provide you with the assistance that you need.