Dr. Joseph Gjolaj, MD

Dr. Joseph Gjolaj, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Joseph Gjolaj, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami, FL. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1611 NW 12th Ave # 303

Miami, FL 33136

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gjolaj performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Gjolaj's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gjolaj "While my specialty training encompasses the complete spectrum of spinal surgery, I typically recommend surgery as a last resort as many patients have relief of their symptoms after a prescribed course of conservative treatments."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Fracture
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture
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33  Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • John's Hopkins U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • John's Hopkins U
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • John's Hopkins U
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Miami Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gjolaj has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gjolaj's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gjolaj to family and friends
28 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gjolaj's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent

Dr. Gjolaj Says:

Your spinal health and patient satisfaction are top priority for myself and my staff. If we can improve your experience in any way, please let us know by calling my office at 305-585-7709. 


Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Golaj was my second opinion surgeon. My first surgeon is a well respected surgeon in Miami however Dr. Gjolaj went one step further than my immediate symptoms and discovered a larger underlying issue with my back. Dr. Gjolaj's findings have significantly change my treatment plan. I am...more
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he didn't review my records only my pain medication list I went for a second opinion on lumbar fusion on he said Im im pain and having back problems because of medication if I like to gamble then have surgery as I was leaving his nurse said we never got your records from your ortho spine surgeon...more
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Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for any misunderstanding. If you wish, we would be happy to review your unique case again and provide more information regarding your treatment options. Please call us at 305-585-7709 to make a follow up appointment.

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I had made an appt with this doctor while I had Medicare and Blue Cross. On 3/1/2017, my insurance was changed to a Medicare/BC PPO. I had not realized this would make a difference when I came for my 3/6 appt. After a 3 hour drive and at least a 45 minute wait, I was told that my insurance was...more
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Thank you for your feedback and we would appreciate the opportunity to provide you care despite your insurance limitations. Please call us at 305-585-7709 so that we can provide you a list of insurance plans accepted at UHealth at the University of Miami.

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Absolutely an amazing doctor!
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I experienced a level of care that I have never seen before in a doctor. He spent 45 minutes talking to me and explaining each facet of my condition. He explained in thorough detail all of the options that I have and made sure that I understood each point we were discussing. I truly felt that he...more
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