SCOTT RAFFA, MD

Adult Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Spine Orthopedics & Neurosurgery

As a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, Scott J. Raffa MD, arrives at Cantor Spine Center at The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute to further serve his local hometown communities. Dr. Raffa attended medical school and residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL.

After completing his Master’s of Business Administration through the University of Florida, Dr. Raffa completed a post-graduate fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.

Disorders treated include neck and back pain, sciatica/pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, herniated and slipped discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, pars defects, spondylosis, spine trauma, spinal deformity, cervical myelopathy and kyphosis, tumors of the spine and spinal cord, spinal instability, spinal cord compression, and many more.

Dr. Raffa also specializes in a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including lateral and endoscopic approaches to the spinal column, complemented with use of the latest technologies such as intraoperative neuro-navigation imaging, neuromonitoring. Additional interests include minimally invasive and same-day spine surgery, outpatient and ambulatory spine surgery.

Dr. Raffa’s “Safety First” approach is unwavering. This approach involves a larger discussion on quality of life, and seeks to exhaust all options before surgery is discussed.

Likewise, with this approach, patients and their families should come to expect an honest, transparent, and friendly conversation, that yields an individual and tailored plan of care.

Dr. Scott Raffa sees patients at the West Palm Beach location at 901 45th Street, Kimmel Building, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Conditions Treated

Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery
Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Ambulatory Spine Surgery
Spinal deformity
Neck and back pain
Sciatica, pinched nerves and radiculopathy
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar stenosis
Bulging, slipped and herniated discs
Degenerative disc disease
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolysis
Pars defects of the lumbar spine
Spine trauma and compression fractures
Spondylosis
Cervical myelopathy
Cervical kyphosis
Spinal reconstruction
Adult degenerative scoliosis
Tumors of the spine and spinal cord
Chin on chest deformity
Spinal instability
Spinal cord compression

Board Certifications

Board eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education & Training

Undergraduate
Neurosciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Internship
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Department of Neurological Surgery

Residency
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Department of Neurological Surgery

Fellowship
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Mary’s Hospital
Cantor Spine Center at the Paley Institute
Palm Beach International Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Florida Medical Association
North American Spine Society
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Broward County Medical Association
Palm Beach County Medical Association