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South Florida’s Medical Experts 2022: Robert P. Norton, MD, FAAOS

Florida Spine Associates 
670 Glades Road, Suite 200, Boca Raton 
7200 W. Camino Real, Suite. 104, Boca Raton 
5210 Linton Blvd., Suite 304, Delray Beach 
11135 South Jog Road, Suite 5, Boynton Beach 
1414 S.E. 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale 

Orthopedic Spine Surgery 

Skilled in the most advanced surgical techniques and emerging technologies, Dr. Robert Norton specializes in all aspects of comprehensive spinal care. His expertise and excellent surgical outcomes have earned him the nickname “Miracle Worker.” 

His prestigious academic training combined with a passion for teaching and research allows him to take an individualized approach to every patient. His high-quality care is backed by research and evidence-based medicine, with proven and expected results. Dr. Norton has authored multiple publications on a variety of topics related to spine surgery in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He has also received several research grants and has presented his research at both national and international conferences. 

Q. Do you perform minimally invasive spinal surgery? 

A. Yes, it is my true passion and the future of spine surgery. With this new technology I am able to perform minimally invasive spinal decompression or fusion in an outpatient surgical facility and have patients walk out an hour later in amazement at how functional and pain-free they are. Disc degeneration, herniations of the neck and back, or spondylolisthesis can all be fixed with just a small one-inch incision. Patients recover at home and are often walking several miles just a week post-op! 

Q. How do you treat a painful compression fracture? 

A. As the author of the book teaching surgeons how to perform a Kyphoplasty, I can gently do the procedure in about 10 minutes. After numbing the area, a small needle is placed into the broken bone under x-ray guidance. I then inject a small amount of bone “glue” to stabilize the broken bone. This permanent fix serves to relieve broken bone pain and prevent further collapse of the bone so patients don’t become deformed and hunched over. 

This post is part of the South Florida Medical Experts special advertising section from the September/October 2022 issue of Boca magazine. For more like this, click here to subscribe.

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