Robert P. Norton, M.D.
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Additional Florida Spine Associates Orthopaedic Surgeons
Dr. Robert Norton specializes in procedures that range from non-operative management options such as epidural and facet injections to degenerative or deformity conditions of the spine demanding complex surgical reconstruction. He 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.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Rutgers University, he moved to Philadelphia to obtain medical training from the prestigious Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Norton then moved to Florida and completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. While in Miami, he was appointed Administrative Chief Resident and had the good fortune of training with nationally recognized Orthopedic 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 there, he obtained specialized instruction in the surgical and non-operative management of complex spinal conditions by several pioneers in the field.
Dr. Norton 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 presented his research at both national and international conferences.