Dr. Robert P. Norton, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Florida Spine Specialists 670 Glades Rd Ste 200, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Get Directions
(561) 495-9511

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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.Read more

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Dr. Robert Norton received his Bachelor Degree in Biological Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University. While in...Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

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.

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  • 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

Procedures Performed

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.

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  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • 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 and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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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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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Norton says...

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 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.

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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.

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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.