by LAINEY KRAL | photos by Zach Cordner

Innovative Pain Relief

Tri-City Medical Center Is a Leader in Minimally-Invasive Robotic Spine Surgery

cs_tricity1At Tri-City Medical Center, experienced surgeons deliver innovative solutions to common pain. The Oceanside-based medical center is a national leader in alleviating back pain with the Mazor Robotics Renaissance system – a robotic guidance system that accurately and efficiently facilitates a variety of spine surgery treatments.

The Mazor is a viable option to treat a wide range of conditions, including bulging or ruptured discs, sciatica, arthritis, skeletal irregularities, osteoporosis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. “Back pain can affect anyone at any age,” said Dr. Payam Moazzaz, spine surgeon and Mazor specialist. “As people age, the body becomes more susceptible to injury, and taking steps to avoid a back injury is important.”

“While traditional open spine surgery involves exposing the entire spine, the Renaissance system combines a CT-scan and advanced planning software to pinpoint the exact locations for treatment.”

While traditional open spine surgery involves exposing the entire spine, the Renaissance system combines a CT-scan and advanced planning software to pinpoint the exact locations for treatment. It’s a precise roadmap empowering surgeons to provide targeted treatment with smaller incisions, lower complication rates, less radiation, reduced pain, and faster recoveries.

As the West Coast training center for the Mazor, Tri-City is one of the top sites for the system nation-wide. Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Neville Alleyne and Dr. Payam Moazzaz have performed over 700 Mazor spine surgeries at Tri-City. Dr. Alleyne has over 30 years of experience and specializes in adult spinal surgeries. His patents include a spinal cord protective device, a cardiac protective device, a tummy tutor, and radiofrequency coblation used in spinal surgery. Dr. Moazzaz has been practicing medicine for over 10 years – his many awards include the UC Davis Ernest M. Gold Award for Excellence and the Paul Lipscomb Award for Excellence in Orthopedics.

To advance the health and wellness of the community we serve.

To be recognized as the healthcare system of choice in our community.

The needs of our patients come first.


Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is a 388-bed full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, with a primary care clinic and over 700 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Its Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission recognizes its commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community it serves. It operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County as well as an Orthopedic & Spine Institute, a Cardiovascular Health Institute and a Neuroscience Institute, along with the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County. It also specializes in women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. The medical center is community-owned and operated, with a board of directors comprised of publicly elected community members. Tri-City’s mission of advancing the health and wellness of those they serve extends beyond hospital walls. Sponsored events include the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon, Oceanside Turkey Trot & Senior 1-Mile, Alzheimer’s Walk, and the first ever American Heart Association Heart Health Walk in North County, taking place Sept. 30. Tri-City physicians give public lectures on health topics ranging from women’s and men’s health to orthopedic treatment options.

From education to innovation, Tri-City Medical Center puts patients and community first. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit


Name of Business: Tri-City Medical Center
CEO: Steve Dietlin
Year of Establishment: 1961
Address: 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone: 855-222-TCMC (8262)
Description of business: Tri-City Medical Center is a leader in robotic spine surgery in San Diego County, providing patients with surgical treatment options such as the Mazor Robotics Renaissance system.