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Stuart Rigdon Hutchinson, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Santa Barbara, CA, with other offices in Solvang, CA and Oxnard, CA. He has 53 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine.
Graduated in 1969
Graduated in 1974
After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Arizona, Dr. Hutchinson traveled to South Africas prestigious Stellenbosch University where he completed his medical training. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Hutchinson began his practice in Santa Barbara in 1980 with Leonard B. Burgess, M.D. In 1985 Dr. Hutchinson and Dr. William Dunbar founded Orthopaedic Specialists of Santa Barbara, now Alta Orthopaedics. Since that time, Dr. Hutchinson has focused his interests on treating disorders of the spine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active member of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Hutchinson is committed to providing the highest quality of care with compassion and sensitivity to the individual needs of each patient. He strongly believes in a conservative approach for the treatment of problems involving the spine. Dr. Hutchinson was the first surgeon in the tri-county region to perform kyphoplasty which is used to treat compression fractures of the spine. Kyphoplasty is designed to provide rapid back pain relief, help straighten the spine and allow patients to quickly return to their daily activities. For more information, please click on the kyphoplasty link below.