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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Orthopedics & Spine

logo for orthopedic and spine institutePatients needing advanced treatments for orthopedic and spine issues can find high quality care at the Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. Our surgeons are committed to performing the latest innovations in their field, and patients benefit from the experience of a panel of experts including board certified orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists who will work together using the latest in advanced technology to guide you through every aspect of your care from surgery to discharge and follow-up care, providing individualized treatment plans and a high caliber of care.

With our private patient rooms and inpatient rehabilitation gymnasium, the Orthopedics & Spine Institute provides a comprehensive approach to your care in a comfortable environment that feels more like a hotel than a hospital.


Our team of experts is driven to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders that lead to pain and immobility. Advanced procedures including minimally invasive knee and hip resurfacing, as well as partial hip resurfacing, joint replacement and revision surgery, spine surgery, and other specialized procedures, are available to relieve pain and help patients return to normal activities.Learn more about our orthopedic services.


Living with neck or back pain can make normal activities such as walking, bending sleeping or working agonizing. Patients come to the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center to diagnose and treat a variety of spine problems. 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. Each professional specializes in disorders of the back and neck and can provide a comprehensive plan using state-of-the-art equipment and the very best in treatment. Learn more about our spine services.

Rehabilitation Therapy

With our private inpatient rehabilitation gymnasium, the Orthopedic & Spine Institute provides a comprehensive approach to your care without leaving the unit. The Aventura Outpatient Rehabilitation Center offers a variety of services including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy at the inpatient rehabilitation gymnasium located at the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

Other rehabilitation therapies offered at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center include: Speech Language Pathology, Lymphedema, Hand Therapy, and Bone Densitometry.

Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator—Concierge service for our Ortho & Spine Patients

Unique to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is its 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 Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator, a trained nurse, guides patients and their families by offering emotional, case management and educational support.

The Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator assists patients and their families with every aspect of care from assisting the patient with last minute questions before the day of surgery, to guiding and updating the family member of their loved one’s progression of the surgery. After the surgery, the navigator personally helps patients to verify all orders have been met and explore anything that may be missed to assist in improving a higher level of satisfaction. In addition, our Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator continues the relationship with the patient with post discharge phone calls to review opportunities for future activities and answer any residual questions.

The Orthopedic and Spine Patient Navigator for Aventura Hospital and Medical Center can be reached at (305) 682-2480.

10th Floor Expansion Project

Our latest expansion, a $10 million dollar capital expenditure, will provide 42 new, private beds on our North Tower. This new unit will significantly enhance the facility’s orthopedic, spinal and general/medical surgery service line. Completion of the project is scheduled for early 2012.

In addition to the award-winning inpatient and outpatient care Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is known for, the 10th Floor will provide additional patient-centered services. The 30,000 square-foot customized, post-operative patient care unit will be equipped with special features designed to enhance a surgical patient’s experience and recovery process:

  • Large, Open Floor Plan—With its warm colors and mixture of surfaces, the 10th floor continues the soothing ambience of the North Tower, with the entrance and centralized desk providing patients and families with a welcoming first impression.
  • 42 Private Rooms—The 10th floor offers the finest in comfort, from its TV’s and patient-centered entertainment services to its in-room daybeds for family use.
  • State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Gym—In addition to promoting post-operative mobility and a fast recovery, the on-unit rehabilitation gym is designed to provide wellness, healing and socialization among patients and family members.
  • Patient Dining Area—A unique feature to the 10th floor, the dining area provides patients with a post-operative experience that supports and encourages patient-to-patient and patient-to-family interaction during recovery.
  • Common Areas Featuring Wi-Fi—As with all floors in the North Tower, the 10th floor offers internet access and wireless capabilities to its patients and family members.


The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is dedicated to providing information to patients and family members considering orthopedic or spine surgery and treatments. 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:

Self-Assessment Test

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