brain and spine care

Spine Care

Repairing spines and restoring lives

Spine Care and Surgery Experts

Thank you for taking the first step to a better you. We are excited you have chosen Adventist Health 

Bakersfield for your upcoming spine surgery. Our Spine program includes a comprehensive planned course of treatment designed specifically for the spine surgery patient. Our care team is committed to providing the best care and an exceptional experience for you. As part of Adventist Health Physicians Network (AHPN), our spine program is led by orthopedic spine surgeons Firooz Amjadi, MD and Nick Jain, MD.


We have earned national recognition for our quality of care with the Blue Cross Blue Shield designation as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery a distinction given to hospitals with expertise in providing high-quality specialty care. Our expertise in advanced treatments allows us to care for the most complex cases.

Spine Center Surgery Guide

Spine Services

The spine program at Brain/Spine Institute at Adventist Health is designed to offer a variety of treatment options to patients suffering from back or neck pain. We recognize that spine problems may be a multi-faceted challenge and have designed our practice to help patients meet these different challenges by offering the resources and support they need to improve their condition.

Although spinal surgery has shown to be an effective tool for a lot of spinal problems, it is important for patients to remember that surgery is only one treatment option of the many offered at the Institute.

Conservative medical care, such as medication and therapies, are usually initiated first. If conservative therapies do not provide marked relief, more diagnostic tests are ordered to establish a definitive diagnosis. Once a clear diagnosis is confirmed, your physician will help you decide if surgery is right for you.

The physicians and staff at Adventist Health Bakersfield have collaborated with several departments including surgery, nursing, and rehabilitation to develop a comprehensive spine program. This includes education manuals to guide you through every aspect of your procedure, from a pre-surgery checklist and what to expect at the hospital to preparing your home for recovery and specific exercises that will help you achieve your best results. You will know what to expect and what to do every step of the way.

For surgical patients, a dedicated nurse spine coordinator will assist you throughout your entire hospital stay. In addition, there is a pre-operative spine video and a spine education booklet that will help you learn more about your role in the surgery process.

Insurances not accepted:

  • EPO (unless it is Blue Cross of Blue Shield/Covered California)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal

Meet the Team

Brain/Spine Institute at Adventist Health Bakersfield uses a multidisciplinary approach to spine care. It takes a team! We strongly believe the best outcome after a spinal surgery occurs with the coordinated efforts of a team of individuals, each specially trained and dedicated to provide excellent medical care to you. Your team includes surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, orthopedic nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, case managers, outpatient therapists, and other support staff.

Meet our Physicians

Ready to make an appointment?

Call (661) 241-6700.

Have questions?

Contact the Spine Care Coordinator at (661) 863-2380.