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State-Of-The-Art Orthopedics in the Central Valley

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Full-Service Orthopedic Care

Comprehensive orthopedic services help people leave the pain behind. Each year, Kaweah Health performs more than 2,000 orthopedic surgery procedures, making it possible for patients to stay close to home and receive award-winning orthopedic care in Visalia.

Local orthopedic physicians perform a variety of surgeries:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Ankle surgery
  • Spine and neck surgery

Whether your condition is acute or chronic, Kaweah Health utilizes safe, proven techniques to help you overcome pain and get back to a healthier life.

Orthopedic Surgeons Deliver a Variety of Services

At Kaweah Health Medical Center, physicians with specialized training in orthopedics perform the surgeries that help people return to everyday life. From sports medicine to spine surgery, our partnership is proud to provide a wide variety of orthopedic services:

  • Hand, wrist and elbow
  • Sports medicine
  • Spine and neck
  • Total joint replacement
  • Shoulders
  • Hip arthroscopy

We also offer additional tools and resources to help educate our patients before and after orthopedic surgery:

  • Total Joint Camp
  • Total Joint Class


Kaweah Health has dramatically lowered infection rates in recent years. In fact, a recent Fresno Bee article noted that every hospital in the entire Central San Joaquin Valley was penalized by Medicare for "excessive infection rates and patient injuries" except Kaweah Health Medical Center and one other hospital. Kaweah Health also remains a designated Blue Distinction Center. For more information, click HERE.

In Visalia, Kaweah Health's surgical and medical teams partner with local orthopedic surgeons to provide excellent orthopedic treatment for patients from Visalia, Hanford, Tulare, Porterville, Fresno, Bakersfield and surrounding areas.

Past Online Virtual Wellness Chats

Dr. Mathias Daniels of Orthopaedic Associates Medical Clinic and Dr. Frank Feng of Sequoia Orthopedic and Spine Institute joined Kaweah Health for an online virtual wellness seminar helping Tulare County residents learn how to prevent and treat neck and back pain, as well as sciatica- conditions that can cause great discomfort and, if left untreated, can lead to disability.

  1. What are the most common causes for back and leg pain?

  2. I’m having pain in my sciatic nerve, is this normal?

  3. Will back and leg pain increase as I get older?

  4. Does most back or neck pain improve on its own?

  5. Back and neck pain can both be attributed to ortho and neuro problems. When do patients need to see an orthopedic surgeon vs a neurosurgeon?

  6. Why should anyone choose Kaweah Health to care for their orthopedic and spine problems?

  7. How do I know if I need back or neck surgery?

  8. What does the process prior to surgery look like?

  9. Is there any risk of paralysis after surgery?

  10. What limitations, if any, will I have after surgery and how long will those last?

  11. Generally, how long is the recovery time for an orthopedic spine surgery?

  12. What are the non-surgical options and how long will their effects lasts?

  13. What is the best advice you can give to patients who are having back and neck pain?

When is the right time to undergo a hip or knee replacement? Can I avoid surgery? These are questions that Jason Mihalcin, D.O., and Jun Kim, D.O., MMS, sat down to answer in our online joint replacement seminar.

Joint replacement presentation - Click HERE to view slide presentation

What Qualifies You for a joint replacement?

You may qualify for joint replacement if you have any of the following:

  • Arthritis on X-rays
  • Failed non-operative treatments
  • Disabling pain
  • Acceptable surgical risk

As a nationally recognized hospital, Kaweah Health Medical Center collaborates with orthopedic surgeons in the region, with local affiliations and specialized training, to treat everything from the ordinary to the most complicated of orthopedic conditions. Our caring and board-certified orthopedic doctors are performing the latest proven procedures in:

  • Total joint replacements, including the anterior approach
  • Joint repair and modifications
  • Arthroscopies