Florida Joint & Spine Institute

Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation · 6 Providers

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Florida Joint & Spine Institute

400 Avenue K SE Ste 4
Winter Haven, FL 33880
View All Locations(863) 299-3210

Office Providers

Dr. Juan Alvarez, MD

Dr. Juan Alvarez, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Katiuska Dos-Santos, MD

Dr. Katiuska Dos-Santos, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Maury Fisher, MD

Dr. Maury Fisher, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Susannah Johnson, ARNP

Susannah Johnson, ARNP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

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based on the average of 308 provider reviews for Florida Joint & Spine Institute

Review of Dr. Alvarez

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My husband has a left knee total replacement on 6/28/19 and a right knee total replacement on 7/9/19. Dr Alvarez implements the rapid recovery joint replacement protocol, which is a system that allows the patients' body to think it didn't have as complicated a procedure that it did. My husband was never in severe pain, the pain was always manageable. Dr Alvarez is the type of doctor that if you have any concerns, he will sit there and explain whatever it is or discuss your concerns. He is pleasant and articulate,never rude or arrogant. He has mad skills as a surgeon, my husband says he is FANTASTIC and would recommend him to anyone.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Alvarez. He replaced my left hip. Recovery went very well and quickly. He has a great personality and cares for his patients.
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- in avon park, FL |

excellent already have recommended him and will continue to do so
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From the moment I saw Dr. Alvarez until the day of my hip replacement, every experience has been totally top shelf. He and his staff at the Orthopedic Institute at Highlands Regional MC were caring, professional and easy to talk with. Dr. Alvarez told me exactly what to expect after the hip replacement and my recovery was exactly as he explained. I was able to check in with him every day via email and when I asked questions or made comments, he responded on the same day. The care team at Highlands Regional was exceptional. The prior surgery anti-inflection routine Dr. Alvarez put in place was great. I am recovering exactly as he said. Minimal pain after surgery and my therapy is on target. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Alvarez and the FL Joint and Spine Clinic to anyone in need of orthopedic care. He and is staff are a 5 star team.
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- in Lake Placid , FL |

Dr Alvarez is amazing. He and his team have taken excellent care of me before, during, and after my surgery. The online follow up care is state of art. From one answer I supplied on one day, he and the team were very quick to check with me. I would recommend Dr Alvarez to any and all people needing the care he and his team provide.
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- in Winter Haven, FL |

Dr. Alvarez is amazing! I recently had a total left knee replacement and the entire experience was much better than I expected. Needless to say, the surgery itself was a huge success, but it was the recovery process that really made the difference for me. Unlike other patients, I didn't have to ask for any additional pain medication. This is a credit to Dr. Alvarez's post surgery pain management. It differers from other doctors and was so impressive that my hospital nurses stated that they would contact Dr. Alvarez if they ever needed a knee replacement. The pain management also gave me an increased range of motion in my knee and an increase in overall movement. The increase in movement also aided in shortening my physical therapy and helped me get back to a point where I can walk again. In short, Dr. Alvarez's surgical skill and methodologies are the perfect combination for quick and complete recovery from orthopedic surgery. I couldn't be happier.
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Excellent treatment and care.
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Dr. Alvarez is very through. He is very precise on how he wants things done before surgery and after surgery. He wants you to do your exercises before surgery so that healing is much faster after surgery. The exercises after surgery continues making the healing process easier. If you follow his directions, in most cases you won't have to go to physical therapy. His office staff is very nice but also professional. I want to give a shout out to Dr. Alvarez PA Chuck. He is really there for you also. Thanks Dr. Alvarez and Chuck for making my experience with hip surgery an easy one.
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I have been very pleased with my progress since my partial knee replacement two weeks ago.
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Learn About Florida Joint & Spine Institute

95 Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Acl Surgery
  • All Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • De Quervain'S Release
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision Of Femur Or Knee
  • Excision Of Metacarpal And Carpal
  • Excision Of Radius Or Ulna
  • Excision Of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, Or Sternum
  • Excision Of Tarsal Or Metatarsal
  • Excision Of Tibia Or Fibula
  • Foot And Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Dislocationtreatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Ligament And Tendon Repair
  • Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee And Leg Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection Or Ablation Of Bone Tumor, Partial Or Complete Resection Of Bone, Debridement Of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder And Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement


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Who We Are

  • The mission of the Florida Joint and Spine Institute is to ensure those with joint and spinal disorders receive the most Read More

Language Services

  • Spanish

Florida Joint & Spine Institute accepts 27 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • PacificSource
  • Pekin Insurance
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare


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