Dr. Robert Norton, MD

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Dr. Robert Norton, MD
Dr. Robert Norton received his Bachelor Degree in Biological Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University. While in college, he worked as a personal trainer, a physiology teaching assistant and was a volunteer at the regional academic hospital. He then moved to Philadelphia to obtain medical training from the prestigious Jefferson Medical College, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with the highest honor of being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. While at Miami, he was appointed Administrative Chief Resident and had the fortune of training with nationally recognized orthopaedic and neurosurgical academic spine surgeons. Following residency, Dr. Norton completed advanced training in spine surgery at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of the most sought after and prestigious spine fellowship in the country. While at NYU, he obtained specialized instruction in the surgical and non-operative management of complex spinal conditions by several pioneers in the field. Throughout his career, Dr. Norton has had a strong interest in academic medicine and has been actively involved in teaching and research. He has authored multiple publications on a variety of topics related to spine surgery in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He has received several research grants and has presented his research at both national and international conferences. Skilled in the most advanced surgical techniques and emerging technologies, Dr. Norton offers expertise in all aspects of spine care. Procedures that he specializes in range from non-operative management options such as epidural and facet injections to degenerative or deformity conditions of the spine demanding complex surgical reconstruction. Dr. Norton has a particular interest in cervical (neck) spinal disease, spine trauma, motion preserving technology such as total disc replacement, kyphoplasty percutaneous vertebral body augmentation of compression fractures, minimally invasive surgical treatment options and complex spinal deformity correction. Dr. Norton recognizes how important it is that his patients understand their symptoms and treatment options in order to make a well-informed decision. He believes that physical fitness, diet, and emotional wellbeing all play a key role in spinal and overall health. While surgery may be necessary, Dr. Norton believes in exhausting all non-operative modalities and in preoperative optimization before surgery. Dr. Norton's goal as a spine surgeon is to provide high quality care that is research and evidence-based with proven and expected results. He is a compassionate physician who seeks to improve the quality of life of his patients through skill and understanding. His academic training combined with a passion for teaching and research allows him to do just that, taking an individual and evidence-based approach to every patient.

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Dr. Norton's goal as a spine surgeon is to provide the highest quality care that is research and evidence-based with proven and expected results. He is a compassionate physician who seeks to improve the quality of life of his patients through skill and understanding. His academic training combined with a passion for teaching and research allows him to take an individual and evidence-based approach to every patient.

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    Florida Spine Specialists670 Glades Rd Ste 200
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
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    Dr. Norton's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Norton to family and friends
    3.5
    based on 34 total reviews (8 with comments)
    Dr. Norton's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (8)
    Pompano Beach, FL |
    I am recovering from a neck fusion and a three level lumbar fusion after previous failed back surgery. Dr. Norton and his staff have been very helpful and I am in very good shape. He answers questions and his team provide good answers and good supplemental care. Boca Regional is a fine hospital. I would highly recommend him. Remember that in 2017, delivery of healthcare using para-professionals is the norm !
    in deerfield, fl |
    Required a re-do surgery by another doctor after my neck surgery.
    Pompano Beach, FL |
    Waited more then 2 hours for him to see me, when he finally decided to came in the room he was very brief, he didn't even looked at my previous records and ordered me x-ray before even see me, when I had brought him my recent x-ray and MRI disc and reports that he didn't even mention. He was no help at all, he referred me to his partner Dr. Burrough in the same office and I walked out, they told me this one was always on time, lies. DON'T OVERBOOK APPOINTMENTS JUST TO BILL MORE INSURANCES.
    in Lake Worth, FL |
    If I could leave this man negative stars-- I would. Waited four hours with an appointment to see a man full of himself. Once I was taken back I waited another hour. FOUR HOURS. He ordered me to have x-rays taken before he even came in the room or looked at the MRI I brought with me. When he did finally appear he was brief. He said I needed surgery. He didn't explain the procedure, follow up, or anything. He stood up and said "I'll have my surgical girl come in to book it" and he left. So did I.
    Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    RUN AWAY! Dr is as nice until he gets paid after doing surgery. After surgery good luck talking to or seeing him. Office staff is incompetent and unorganized. My surgery was supposed to take 1 hour to 1.5 hours MAX. Over 4 hours later I came out of surgery. Dr never explained what additional work or what was going on. 5 weeks post surgery saw another surgeon who recommends surgery AGAIN. Surgery mill. You are just a number at Dr Norton's. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
    in Hollywood, FL |
    Worst experience ever! It felt like Dr. NOrton was in hurry and wanted to be done since the very beginning. I'm never coming back!
    in Lake Worth, Florida |
    I found him to be extremely easy to discuss my problem with. He allayed my fears and showed compassion and sympathy. My surgical procedure was Arterial Cervical Disectomy Fusion. The operation was successful and went smoothly as well as my hospitalization. My husband and I would certainly recommend him highly for neck or back surgery. He really cares about his patients and in our opinion, Dr. Norton is an excellent surgeon. We would recommend him to family and friends. Lillyan and Bill Mintz
    in boca raton, fl |
    I was referred to Dr Norton by my orthopedist for extreme pain. After MRIs it was clear that spinal fusion of C3-C4 would be needed due to the deterioration of the affected areas. (I did obtain an X-ray guided epidural by one of his colleagues which was of limited value.). His demeanor was reassuring, he educated me as to my condition and recuperation period. He is sensitive and caring and made me feel secure in his care. He never rushed an office visit or ignored my concerns. Highly recomended.
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    Dr. Robert Norton received his Bachelor Degree in Biological Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University. While in college, he worked as a personal trainer, a physiology teaching assistant and was a volunteer at the regional academic hospital. He then moved to Philadelphia to obtain medical training from the prestigious Jefferson Medical College, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with the highest honor of being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

    He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. While at Miami, he was appointed Administrative Chief Resident and had the fortune of training with nationally recognized orthopaedic and neurosurgical academic spine surgeons.  

    Following residency, Dr. Norton completed advanced training in spine surgery at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of the most sought after and prestigious spine fellowship in the country. While at NYU, he obtained specialized instruction in the surgical and non-operative management of complex spinal conditions by several pioneers in the field.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Norton has had a strong interest in academic medicine and has been actively involved in teaching and research. He has authored multiple publications on a variety of topics related to spine surgery in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He has received several research grants and has presented his research at both national and international conferences.

    Skilled in the most advanced surgical techniques and emerging technologies, Dr. Norton offers expertise in all aspects of spine care. Procedures that he specializes in range from non-operative management options such as epidural and facet injections to degenerative or deformity conditions of the spine demanding complex surgical reconstruction. Dr. Norton has a particular interest in cervical (neck) spinal disease, spine trauma, motion preserving technology such as total disc replacement, kyphoplasty percutaneous vertebral body augmentation of compression fractures, minimally invasive surgical treatment options and complex spinal deformity correction.  

    Dr. Norton recognizes how important it is that his patients understand their symptoms and treatment options in order to make a well-informed decision. He believes that physical fitness, diet, and emotional wellbeing all play a key role in spinal and overall health. While surgery may be necessary, Dr. Norton believes in exhausting all non-operative modalities and in preoperative optimization before surgery.

    Dr. Norton's goal as a spine surgeon is to provide high quality care that is research and evidence-based with proven and expected results. He is a compassionate physician who seeks to improve the quality of life of his patients through skill and understanding. His academic training combined with a passion for teaching and research allows him to do just that, taking an individual and evidence-based approach to every patient.

    Dr. Norton's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Norton's goal as a spine surgeon is to provide the highest quality care that is research and evidence-based with proven and expected results. He is a compassionate physician who seeks to improve the quality of life of his patients through skill and understanding. His academic training combined with a passion for teaching and research allows him to take an individual and evidence-based approach to every patient.

    Dr. Norton says...

    Dr. Norton treats orthopaedic and neurologic spine related conditions including osteoporosis and compression fractures, neck and back pain, spine trauma, tumors of the spine, adult and pediatric scoliosis, cervical and lumbar disc herniations or spinal stenosis, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, revision spine surgery, sacroiliac joint disfunction, spine arthritis and muscle strains/sprains.

    In his office procedure room, Dr. Norton performs kyphoplasty (bone cement augmentation) of painful osteoporotic compression fractures, epidural steroid injections and facet joint blocks.  

    In the hospital operating room, Dr. Norton performs minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical artificial disc replacement, cervical or lumbar fusions, microdisctomy, laminectomy, ACDF, XLIF, TLIF, ALIF procedures, cervical laminoplasty, complex spinal deformity reconstructive surgery for scoliosis, and revision spine surgery.

    Dr. Norton says...

    Dr. Norton is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon who is skilled in the most advanced surgical techniques and emerging technologies. He offers expertise in all aspects of spine care, including non-operative management options such as epidural and facet injections. He specializes in surgery ranging from complex spinal deformity correction to minimally invasive spinal procedures. Dr. Norton has a particular interest in adult scoliosis deformity, cervical (neck) spinal disease, total disc replacement, kyphoplasty treatment of compression fractures, and minimally invasive surgical treatment options.

    Dr. Norton is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on spine disease and treatment, and has presented his research across the country.  Dr. Norton's academic training combined with his passion for teaching allows him to take an individual and evidence-based approach to every patient.

    Dr. Norton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis of the Spine
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pediatric Spine Deformities
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Dislocation
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Vascular Disease

    Education

    • Medical School
      Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

      Graduated in 2007

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 2008

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 2012

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases

      Completed in 2013

    • Undergraduate School
      Rutgers University

      Graduated in 2002

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Fracture Care
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection