San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in San Diego, CA

Due to COVID-19, SDSM has implemented several protocols to help protect our patients and staff, including entrance screenings, limitations on visitors, and enhanced cleaning and safety procedures in the office.

“The staff are very friendly and helpful…give me the best support possible.”


“From consult to surgery thru recovery I would give it all five stars.”


“Provided excellent care, office waits were not long. Staff was helpful & friendly.”


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About San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Inc. 

Welcome to our website! At San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. we strive to provide outstanding orthopaedic care to patients of all ages and activity levels. Our team is dedicated to helping individuals in San Diego who are suffering from bone and joint pain. Our expert orthopaedic surgeons perform a range of procedures from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to knee and hip replacement and reconstructive surgery.


At San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc., we treat our customers as if they are family and are committed to providing the highest level of care. Our staff is friendly, compassionate and professional and takes the time to answer all questions thoroughly so our patients know what to expect.


Serving the Community of San Diego


As members of the San Diego community, our team of providers is dedicated to volunteer service. Our expert surgeons educate and mentor orthopaedic surgeons in the fields of sports medicine and arthroscopy through the nationally recognized San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine fellowship program.


The people of San Diego trust San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. for patient-focused medical care. Our orthopaedic surgeons and staff are welcoming, informative, and compassionate, and we strive to empower every individual to make informed choices about their personal health.


To schedule a consultation with a member of our team, or to learn more about surgical or nonsurgical options for treatment, call or TEXT San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. today.  We look forward to serving you and helping you get one step closer to your highest health!

Patient Portal

We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records. Our primary goal is to provide the highest quality orthopaedic care to our patients. We maintain the highest of standards in medical care and provide a professional and caring environment for treating our patients. We strive to exceed your expectations in medical care and communication.

Patient Portal



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“My son had surgery to repair a non-union navicular bone fracture in his foot. His surgery and recovery good not have gone better.”


“Dr. Burnikel proceeded cautiously and decided to skip the surgery route. We waited to see how the bone healed. It seemed to be the right decision, the bone healed well.”


“Dr. Burnikel is fantastic! My right knee is getting so much better after his treatment. He went the extra mile to examine my left knee too.”


“I would like to thank Dr. Sirota for the fabulous job he did on my right shoulder. I had a torn rotator cuff as well as really messed up muscles.”


“I can’t imagine having a better outcome with Dr. Sirota. Super happy with all four operations, carpel tunnel both arms and ulnar nerve translocation at both elbows.”


“I’m thoroughly impressed with Dr. Burnikels quality of care! I’ve seen him twice now and he was extremely efficient. I’m on my way to healing!”


“Dr. Sirota had an immediate understanding of the issues surrounding my hip. He was helpful, and wanted to make sure my goals were considered during this procedure.”




San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92120

Phone: (619) 229-3932

Fax: (619) 582-2860

Billing Department Phone: 

(619) 444 -5917









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San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc., San Diego, CA

Phone (appointments): 619-229-3932

Phone (general inquiries): 619-229-3932

Address: 6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92120

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