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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.”

MIKE H. GOOGLE

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

SANDRA L. GOOGLE

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

DEBBIE D. YELP

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About San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Inc. 


The mission of the team at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. is to provide outstanding orthopaedic care to patients of all ages and activity levels. The San Diego area benefits from the advanced training and skills of the providers who make up the friendly, caring team at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

The team of board-certified physicians offers a wide array of both conservative and surgical treatment options for a variety of orthopedic conditions. The expert orthopaedic surgeons at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. perform a range of procedures, from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to knee and hip replacement and reconstructive surgery.

As members of the San Diego community, the team of providers is dedicated to volunteer service. The team also educates and mentors 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 the doctors at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. for patient-focused medical care. The team is always welcoming, informative, and compassionate, empowering every individual to make informed choices about their personal health.

To schedule a consultation with a member of the team, or to learn more about surgical or nonsurgical options for treatment, call San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. today.  

WHAT WE OFFER

Services

ACL Reconstruction

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Sports Medicine

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Rotator Cuff Repair

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Knee Ligament Injury

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Osteoarthritis

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Knee Replacement

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Hip Replacement

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Tendonitis

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Hyaluronic Acid

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PRP Therapy

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Stress Fracture

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Carpal Tunnel

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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 and strive to exceed your expectations in medical care and communication.

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Choose Your Provider

James Tasto, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael Sirota, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

David Burnikel

Orthopedic Surgeon

Matthew C. Shillito, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery & Hand Surgery

Sarah Potter-Smith, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Language Assistance is Available

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center complies with applicable Federal Civil Rights Laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

If you need help or speak a non-English language, call 1-800–368–1019 (TTY: 1-800-537-7697), and you will be connected to an interpreter who will assist you at no cost.

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

RENEE W.

“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.”

MATT G.

“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.”

LAVONE B.

“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.”

DONA G.

“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.”

RICHARD M.

“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!”

CHASTIDY L.

“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.”

SARA B

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OFFICE HOURS

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

4.86/5

(22 reviews)

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