Patient testimonial:
"My back pain was so bad I couldn't do anything. Now I'm gardening again! I am so thankful to Providence and Dr. Kranenburg. " ...Lorri       (Spine surgeon: Dr. Andy Kranenburg, M.D.)

Introducing the new dedicated Spine and Total Joint Replacement Unit at Providence Medford Medical Center

We’re so committed to the unique recovery needs of spine and total joint replacement patients, we’ve dedicated a unit of our hospital for their care.

Your care journey begins with pre-hospital education taught by our spine and orthopedic nursing staff and certified physical therapists, followed by state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery performed by orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. Patients recover in our new dedicated Spine and Total Joint Replacement Unit staffed by our spine and orthopedic clinical care team. Customized inpatient therapy is also provided on the unit, just steps from every patient’s room. 

Our interdisciplinary team work collaboratively to deliver quality care and exceptional clinical outcomes designed to help patients attain their specific recovery goals. Everything we do is focused on your care.

New treatments offer new hope.
In the past five years, research on spine injuries and diseases has yielded dramatic breakthroughs. Non-surgical treatment alternatives have multiplied, and new surgical procedures have outstanding success rates.

Every patient's care plan is individually developed and is based on their health issue, lifestyle, overall condition and personal goals. A big part of our program is helping patients understand their condition and assisting them in their care decision. Patient education continues throughout your treatment, helping you gain the knowledge you need to make the most of your treatment.

Non-surgical treatments
  • Physical and rehabilitation therapy
  • The latest in pain management options
  • Non-narcotic medications

Surgical options
Our surgical partners focus on treating spine conditions using the most minimally invasive procedures appropriate for each patient. As our outcomes reflect, Providence Spine Institute patients experience shorter hospital stays surpassing local and national standards. And with today's technology, many people can have surgery and return home on the same day.

Our surgical partners are are experts in minimally invasive procedures including Extreme Lateral Interbody Infusion, or XLIF, which offers patients a safe and effective alternative to traditional spine surgery. XLIF accesses the spine through the patient's side, avoiding major muscles and tissue, and resulting in quicker recovery times.

Orthopedic surgeon Mark Peterson, M.D., is a leading clinical investigator for a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a total disc replacement device. The Extreme Lateral Total Disc Replacement seeks to relieve pain, restore height and maintain motion at the spinal segment.

Advanced technology
Here at Providence, our surgical partners utilize the most advanced surgical suites in the region featuring state-of-the-art O-Arm® imaging and stealth navigation imaging. The O-Arm and stealth imaging provide multidimensional images in real time allowing the surgeon to make adjustments at the time of surgery, thus improving accuracy and patient outcomes.

We believe in the power of a team
Embracing a team-oriented care model, our interdisciplinary team of physiatrists, rehabilitation therapists, anesthesiologists, and orthopedic and neurosurgeons work together to ensure the treatment you receive is appropriate for you.

Our team includes

  • Physiatrist
  • Physical therapists
  • Rehabilitation nurse specialists
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons

Pain management
Robert J. Trujillo, M.D., M.B.A.
Board certified: Anesthesiology and pain management
Clinic: Providence Interventional Pain Management Clinic

Dr. Trujillo has more than 20 years of experience in this specialty, and is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He received his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco, and completed fellowships in obstetric anesthesia, surgical intensive care, pediatric anesthesia and echocardiography.

Dr. Trujillo is the chief of interventional pain management at Providence Medford Medical Center and brings more than 20 years of experience in this specialty to our care team.

Partnering surgeons
Mark D. Peterson, M.D.
Board certified: Orthopedic surgery
Fellowship trained Spine surgeon
Partnering clinic: Southern Oregon Orthopedics

Dr. Peterson is an internationally trained specialist in minimally invasive surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He conducts clinical research and has numerous published studies. His surgical practice utilizes many advanced spinal technologies including disc replacement. Dr. Peterson is the medical director of the Providence Spine Institute.

Andy Kranenburg, M.D.
Board certified: Orthopedic surgery
Fellowship trained Spine surgeon
Partnering clinic: Southern Oregon Orthopedics

Dr. Kranenburg completed his fellowship at the prestigious San Francisco Spine Institute where he learned minimally invasive and classical spine surgical techniques, including motion preserving surgery. He is the only spine surgeon in southern Oregon to perform instrumented fusions of the sacroiliac joint, a common cause of low back pain. Dr. Kranenburg is the surgical chief of staff at Providence Medford Medical Center.

For more information please call the Providence Southern Oregon Spine Center at 541-732-7746.