Dr. Joseph Gjolaj, MD

Dr. Joseph Gjolaj, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Joseph Gjolaj, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Miami, FL.

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


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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

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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."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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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  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
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. 

Dr. Gjolaj's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Miami, FL |
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 what a waste of time and money. no manners at all around go somewhere else
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.
Port Saint Lucie, FL |
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 not accepted and the doctor would not see me. I was not given the option for an out of pocket pmt for a consultation; and at that point, I was in too much pain to ask.
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.
Miami, FL |
Absolutely an amazing doctor!
in Delray Beach, FL |
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 cared about what happens to me and wants to make sure that I reach the best possible outcome. I am grateful to be his patient. Also, the facility is flawless and all of the nurses and staff are very nice
Dr Gjolaj is the nicest and most talented surgeon I have had the pleasure of knowing. He performed 2 surgeries on me a year apart. He completely fixed the stenosis on my neck and back as well as my scoliosis. I know other people who have had similar surgeries with less than ideal outcomes. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He is very kind and explains medical terminology in everyday language. He is a lovely man and an extraordinary Doctor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gjolaj accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers HMO
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Gjolaj has admitting privileges

University of Miami Hospital
1400 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
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Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
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