Dr. Robert Norton

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

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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. Norton will be seeing patients in the mornings every other Thursday in the below location.

Fort Lauderdale

1414 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Dr. Robert P. Norton
Doctor Rating

5.0 out of 5

Dr. Robert P. Norton

138 Patient Ratings
82 Patient Comments


Patient Reviews


Excellent care


Nicole (PA) was great to meet with today. She was quite knowledgeable and so patient with all of my questions. She reviewed my x-rays thoroughly and asked detailed questions which made me feel that she was really concerned about my health etc. Overall great experience.


Nicole Bowers has been such an amazing doctor these past Few months. So helpful, professional, caring and attentive. I amsoimpressed and


Dr Bowers has been amazing these past few months. So helpful, knowledgeable, professional and most importantly, very attentive. I am very grateful


Dr Norton and Nicole have changed my life I am so grateful I found this office.




Everyone is terrific here....thank you!


Worth to wait lol, Dr. Norton is very good, his stuff very nice and helpful, they're very professional. Definitely recommend him.




Dr. Norton was wonderful


Very professional office




Fast and informative And nice


Keep up the good work


Thank you


Great Dr, understanding!!




Nicole is terrific!!!!!


I have a lot of confidence in Dr Norton and the Staff inthis office. Thanks to Dr Norton,my neck is better than it ever was and I do not have any of the painful sensations that I previously felt in my hands. Thank you Dr Norton and staff.






Super attentive caring highly professional friendly effective....the entire office really helped my Gramps...thank you!


Great Doctor!!


The doctor and staff were exceptional. They took the time to explain all aspects of my surgery and post op care. In addition, my healing is great and has brought me back to my normal life


Nicole is the best!!!

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Florida Spine Associates

  • Boca Raton:

    670 Glades road, Suite 200, BOCA RATON FL 33431

  • Boynton Beach:

    11135 S. Jog Road suite 5 Boynton Beach, FL 33437

  • Fort Lauderdale:

    1414 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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    5210 Linton Blvd, Suite 304, Delray Beach, FL 33484

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    7200 West Camino Real, Suite 104, Boca Raton, FL 33433

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