Dr. Robert Norton

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Robert Norton

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.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • West Boca Medical Center
  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • North Broward Medical Center
  • Delray Medical Center

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Dr. Robert P. Norton

31 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments


Patient Reviews


Great staff as always




Great friendly staff in every position


I was thrilled with Dr Norton and the entire staff! Everyone was very knowledgeable and caring!



Nicole is excellent.


Great bedside manner! A true asset to this practice.


Best experience for a very bad situation. Literally no pain after surgery. Wonderful staff. Dr. Norton is the best and Nicole is wonderful. They take their time with you and always answer your calls ASAP.


Good to see you.


Very nice attitude. Very good.


Dr. Norton is a great doctor and very personable.


He's both comforting and knowledgeable!


Thanks for the info about the cream.


Thank you all for a smooth pre-op, expert surgical procedure, and soothing aftercare.


The best surgery team!


100% successful surgery. Great doctor and wonderful team.


Very professional.


Dr. Norton is my Hero. Changed my life for the better. l recommend him!!!


Very helpful visit - thank you!


Great doctor.


Dr. Norton was wonderful. He did my cervical ACDF then my l4/l5 fusion with a laminectomy. I was in so much pain. But now I am completely pain free. It took me about 2-3 weeks to start feeling relief, but it was so worth it. I can feel my fingers and toes again. I can walk without a walker. I am so happy. He is truly a miracle worker. His coordinator Jessica kept me in the loop the whole time and his medical assistant and PA were phenomenal. I highly recommend Dr. Norton for your surgical needs and Dr. Burrough for pain management. His epidurals helped control my pain until surgery. This office is wonderful!!!!


Such a caring and professional staff! Dr. Norton is a fabulous surgeon. Thanks for taking such good care of me!


Dr. Norton was extremely helpful in my decision to have back surgery as being only 26 years old and needing surgery was not expected by myself or my family. It was not an option - I had to get back to my daily life. Dr. Norton has returned me to an able person with great quality of life. I would do it again and again. Highly recommend Dr. Norton and his team.


I have been seeing Dr. Norton and Dr. Foltz since 2017 at Florida Spine Associates. I have had many years of back problems and at times intractable pain. I was under the care of an Orthopedic practice. I was not getting better so he referred me to the FSA where I met Dr. Norton.


Walking again! Changed my life!

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