Paley Institute's Scott Raffa, MD, MBA Adult Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Neurosurgery Spine & Orthopedics

Scott Raffa

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As a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, Scott 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 two locations: In West Palm Beach, patients are seen at 927 45th Street, Suite 204, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. In Fort Lauderdale, patients are seen at 3000 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale. For appointments at either location, please call (561) 935-1188.

Board Certifications

Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Scott Raffa's Areas of Interest

Education & Training

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

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

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

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

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • 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
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