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Welcome to Cantor Spine Institute

Dr. Cantor at the Cantor Spine Institute has pioneered the use of ultrasonic technology to completely change the way spinal surgery is done, redefining, and moving minimal invasive surgery into the future.   Ultrasonic bone “sculpting” tools can do what lasers and traditional bone cutting drills cannot. The vibrating blades can work safely, even in … Continued

The Intracept Procedure

Anthony Giuffrida, MD, Cantor Spine’s board-certified Physiatrist, is the first and only physician in South Florida to offer breakthrough treatment for patients with chronic low back pain. The Intracept Procedure is a new minimally invasive approach that is clinically proven to provide long term relief for chronic low back pain.   Low back pain is … Continued

Advocating on Behalf of Florida Patients & Practitioners

Jahangir “John” Asghar, MD Selected for Florida Orthopaedic Society’s Emerging Leaders Program   We’re thrilled to share Dr. Asghar is named to the Florida Orthopaedic Society’s 2018 Emerging Leaders Program. The program provides a learning and networking platformfor six future board-certified leaders selected by the Florida Orthopaedic Society to lead the organization for the next … Continued

Gabriella’s Scoliosis Story

A wonderful and honest account of Gabriella’s scoliosis story! Gabriella and her family have been ardent supporters of families dealing with scoliosis and have never been shy about telling their story. Over the last 3 years, Dr. Asghar has watched Gabriella transform from a quiet child into an amazing and confident young woman.   Here is … Continued

Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery Can Change a Child’s Life

Being that it’s Scoliosis Awareness Month, it’s worth taking a look at the incredible difference pediatric scoliosis surgery can make in the life of a child, helping them live a better quality of life free of pain and discomfort.   We’ll be using an example of a girl living with scoliosis. She preferred not to … Continued

Take Steps to Prevent Spinal Degeneration

No matter what age you are, spinal degeneration is a real thing that will affect your body, especially if you live a largely sedentary lifestyle. This could mean sitting for extended periods of time staring at a computer or TV, driving for long periods, or playing too many video games versus being outside and remaining … Continued

Signs of Serious Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health. Because of this, its symptoms should never be ignored.   Here are four important warning signs to look out for:   Pain involving weakness, numbness or tingling: This could mean damage to the spinal cord. Pain that stretches down to … Continued

Risk Management: Improve Outcomes and Lessen Your Risk During Surgery

Surgery can quickly feel like a challenging feat to overcome but with the right guidance and compliance, potential problems can be swiftly alleviated or avoided completely. With the meticulous planning and attention to detail that goes into surgical procedures, it is necessary to follow specific guidelines for pre-surgery, in-patient, and post-surgery.   Pre-surgical care refers to … Continued

Spine Conditions That You Should Know About

Spine conditions sound scary, but you should educate yourself on some common ones. Without this knowledge, you’ll be lost if something happens. Here are some common lumbar issues that people experience.   A lumbar disc herniation is one of the most common back issues. A disc is a soft pad between two vertebrae of the spine. It … Continued

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in Children

  Spondylolisthesis happens when one of the vertebrae in the spine begins to slide forward or backward over the bone below it, typically occurring in the lumbar (lower) spine. In some patients, the condition may place pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. If this occurs, a patient may experience symptoms including numbness in … Continued

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