Orthopedic surgeons in Miami-Dade County

The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Mercy Miami Hospital offers comprehensive orthopedic and spine services, as well as inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, to help you recover from conditions and injuries affecting your bones, muscles, tendons, nerves or ligaments.

For more information about our orthopedic services or to schedule an appointment, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (305) 285-2929.

Mercy's board-certified orthopedic surgeons use the latest surgical techniques available. Whether it’s arthritis, back pain or a fractured bone, count on our team for effective diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. We realize that surgery is not always the answer, which is why our highly trained staff will work hard to assist in your healing using non-surgical means. However, when orthopedic surgery is necessary, you can feel confident you are in the best of hands.

Advanced orthopedic facilities

Patients needing advanced treatments for orthopedic and spine issues can find high quality care at the Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Mercy Hospital. Our surgeons are committed to ensuring patients benefit from the experience of a panel of experts, including orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. This team of specialists works together using the latest in advanced technology and techniques to guide you through every aspect of your care, from surgery to discharge and recovery.

With our private patient rooms and inpatient rehabilitation gymnasium, the Orthopedics & Spine Institute provides a comprehensive approach to your care in a relaxing environment that features private rooms and common areas for patients and family members.

Our orthopedic services

Our orthopedic specialists assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal disorders causing pain or immobility. In addition to traditional surgeries and therapies, we provide access to advanced procedures, including minimally invasive knee and hip replacement. Our goal is to help patients relieve pain and regain mobility.

We offer the following orthopedic treatments and services:

  • Arthritis diagnosis and treatment
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and hip
  • Fracture care
  • Total hip replacement surgery (anterior and posterior approaches)
  • Bone and soft tissue cancer (sarcoma) treatment
  • Total and partial knee replacement surgery
  • Total shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder/knee reconstruction
  • Complex reconstruction
  • Complete spine care
  • Orthopedic oncology care for patients facing cancer

Spine care services

Living with neck or back pain can make normal activities, such as walking, bending or working, increasingly difficult. Our team of neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons specialize in disorders of the back and neck and can provide a comprehensive treatment plan including a combination of therapy and pain management.

Our multidisciplinary spine team consists of surgeons, pain physicians and nurses working together to provide a personalized plan tailored to the individual needs of our patients. These spine specialists provide a comprehensive plan using state-of-the-art equipment and advanced treatment.

Spinal surgeries and procedures performed at Mercy include:

  • Lumbar surgery
  • Cervical surgery
  • Compression fracture treatment
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal stenosis treatment
  • Degenerative joint disease surgery
  • Degenerative disc disease surgery
  • Disc replacement

Orthopedic and spine patient navigator

Unique to Mercy is the orthopedic and spine patient navigator. The relationship between the navigator and the patient is to provide and assist in a seamless movement through the surgical continuum of care. Through each step of the process, our patient navigator, a trained nurse, guides patients and their families by offering case management and emotional and educational support.

The patient navigator assists patients and their families with every aspect of care from answering preoperative surgery questions to guiding and updating the family members on their loved one’s progression of the surgery. In addition, our patient navigator continues the relationship with the patient post discharge, with phone calls to review opportunities for future care and answer any additional questions.

Classes about orthopedic and spine surgery

In addition to providing treatment, the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Mercy is dedicated to providing information to patients and family members considering orthopedic or spine surgery. The institute offers a variety of educational classes for community members interested in learning about our services, warning signs and symptoms of disease and what to expect before and after surgery. Topics include:

  • Hip replacement
  • Joint care
  • Knee replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Spine care

Orthopedic rehabilitation services

Mercy provides comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists work as a team to help each patient regain their function and independence while recovering from an orthopedic injury or condition.