Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Fort Lauderdale, FL
South Florida Back Spine and Scoliosis
6400 N Andrews Suite 530,
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Fort Lauderdale
Experiencing back pain? Contact us TODAY to make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Hepler, your best choice for an orthopedic spine surgeon in Broward County, FL.
We are open:
Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Spine Surgeon Fort Lauderdale – Further Information
At our South Florida Spine Clinic, Dr. Hepler is also able to service nearby communities, including:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Coral Springs
- Other cities in Broward County
There are many types of back injuries, so it’s important to have a medical provider with experience in this field evalaute the symptoms before. Depending upon your specific condition, a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan will be prescribed.
In addition to treating patients at the Fort Lauderdale location, Dr. Hepler also has an office in Palm Beach County. Read about his role as an orthopedic spine surgeon in Delray Beach.
About Dr. Hepler – Spine Specialist in Fort Lauderdale
Dr. Hepler is a leading Fort Lauderdale spine surgeon with fellowship training in both adult and pediatric spine surgery. He has a subspecialty interest in complex spine reconstruction. That includes scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis but treats all spine conditions including disc herniations, radiculopathy, discogenic disc disease, lumbar and cervical stenosis, traumatic and osteoporotic fractures. He is also an expert in back surgery and spinal stenosis treatment in Palm Beach County.
A former US Naval Flight Surgeon, Dr. Hepler completed two tours to the Mediterranean and middle east aboard the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt and one tour with the F-18 strike fighter training squadron.
Dr. Hepler is available to treat new patients at his two South Florida spine clinics: Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach.
What is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon?
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons defines an orthopedic surgeon as:
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system.
An orthopedic spine surgeon is very similar, except that they specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders and disease of the body’s spine.
What types of conditions does Dr. Hepler treat?
As an orthopedic spine surgeon in Broward County, Dr. Hepler treats a broad variety of conditions affecting the back, including:
- Disc Herniation (HNP)
- Low back pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Lumbar stenosis
- Cervical Stenosis
- Spinal Trauma – Traumatic Fractures
What is the difference between an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Chiropractor?
The main difference between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a chiropractor, is that the latter does not prescribe medications nor perform surgery. Another difference is that chiropractic medicine is considered to be more ‘alternative’, whereas orthopedic spine surgeons are more a part of traditional medicine, following an evidence-based scientific approach. That being said, there are also several similarities: Both of them specialize in providing treatment to the back and both of them want to return the patient to their full health.
What is the difference between an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and a General Orthopedic Surgeon?
The main difference between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a general orthopedic surgeon is that an orthopedic spine surgeon specializes in just treating the spine. We know through experience that if we specialize in something, we become better at it. The same can be true of orthopedic surgeons.
There have been studies showing that surgeons who specialize in a certain area of the body achieve better surgical outcomes. So, if you are sure your injury is related to your spine, then it makes sense to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic spine surgeon.
Are all conditions treated with surgery?
The treatment option selected will depend on several factor, such as the type of condition, the severity of the condition, and the state of the patient. Treatment options are both surgical and non-surgical. The exact treatment plan chosen will depend upon your specific injury or condition.
A full examination is conducted with all new patients, to ensure that the medical history history, symptoms, and all other relevant factors are considered prior to prescribing a treatment plan. View a full list of back surgery treatment options in Fort Lauderdale, as well as non-surgical treatment options.
What types of insurance are accepted?
Depending on your specific insurance plan, it may cover your cost of treatment by our spine surgeon in Fort Lauderdale. Participating insurance plans include Medicare, Aetna, BCBS among others. View a full list of accepted insurances.
Does Dr. Hepler accept Workers’ Compensation cases?
Yes. As an orthopedic spine surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Hepler is experienced in the treatment of work related back injuries. He is listed on all major workers’ compensation insurances. Read more about our Workers’ Compensation program or contact the office at 561-345-1780.
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Fort Lauderdale – Additional Questions?
If you have any additional questions about Dr. Hepler and his role as an orthopedic spine specialist, please contact the office at 561-345-1780.