ANTHONY GIUFFRIDA, MD
Director of Interventional Spine & Pain Management at Cantor Spine Center at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute
Anthony Giuffrida, MD is a board-certified physiatrist and fellowship trained in interventional spine and sports medicine. His practice is dedicated to the treatment of spine and sports-related pain. Dr. Giuffrida brings the highest level of expertise in non-surgical treatments designed to help alleviate pain. His mission is to improve his patients’ quality of life while changing the face of pain medicine using a mixture of conventional and cutting-edge wellness techniques to alleviate the patient’s pain while avoiding both surgery and long-term addictive medication.
Board-certified physiatrist & fellowship trained in interventional spine & sports medicine
Dr. Giuffrida is at the forefront of significant advancements in the management of pain, helping patients of all ages who suffer from all forms of pain, including lower back, mid-back, and neck; as well as issues affecting nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Dr. Giuffrida’s individually tailored treatment plans highlight the most progressive techniques comprising of, but not limited to, the Intracept procedure®, Steroid Injections, Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty, Ultrasound-Guided Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Sympathetic Blocks, and Radiofrequency Ablation. He is the first and only physician in South Florida to offer breakthrough treatment for patients with chronic low back pain. Additionally, he is deeply committed to research and development in the field of regenerative medicine, utilizing such procedures as Stem cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections.
Dr. Giuffrida prides himself in always investigating a previously unexplored option for his patients. He approaches each case with a team-driven mindset, creating a patient-physician partnership resulting in personalized treatment plans designed to achieve the best results. He relentlessly pursues improvements in the overall health and wellness of his patients using an array of options from diet, exercise, therapies, non-opioid medications, and interventions. Dr. Giuffrida is one of the first practitioners to offer a new, minimally-invasive treatment for both spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease that falls on the continuum of care, between conservative and surgery.
As a native New Yorker, Dr. Giuffrida embarked on his professional journey at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. From there, he went on to complete his PM&R residency at Albany Medical College, followed by an Interventional Sports and Spine Fellowship at Alabama Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine Associates.
He is an active member in a number of medical organizations, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Spine Intervention Society, and the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
As an avid sports fan and former collegiate pitcher, Dr. Giuffrida understands how an injury can affect a person’s physical and emotional well-being. In his free time, he enjoys being active playing tennis, golf, baseball, traveling and cooking. He currently resides in Fort Lauderdale with his family.
Lower Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Mid Back Pain
Discogenic Back Pain
Spinal Compression Fractures
Si Joint Dysfunction
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Regenerative medicine with PRP/ Stem Cell Injections
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/ RSD)
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Medial Branch Blocks
SI Joint Injections
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
Occipital Nerve Blocks
Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement
Facet Joint Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Ultrasound-Guided Tendon Injections
Spine Intervention Society
Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Medical Association
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Alabama Ortho Spine & Sports Associates, Fellowship
Albany Medical Center, Residency
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Medical School