ANTHONY GIUFFRIDA, MD

ANTHONY GIUFFRIDA, MD

DIRECTOR, PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

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Anthony Giuffrida, MD


Dr. Anthony Giuffrida is a board-certified physiatrist, fellowship-trained physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). His practice is dedicated to the treatment of spine and sports-related pain. Dr. Giuffrida brings the highest level of expertise in non-surgical treatments designed to help alleviate pain. His mission is to improve his patients’ quality of life while changing the face of pain medicine using a mixture of conventional and cutting-edge wellness techniques to alleviate the patient’s pain while avoiding both surgery and long-term addictive medication.

Dr. Giuffrida is at the forefront of significant advancements in the management of pain, helping patients of all ages who suffer from all forms of pain, including lower back, mid-back, and neck; as well as issues affecting nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Dr. Giuffrida’s individually tailored treatment plans highlight the most progressive techniques comprising of, but not limited to, the Intracept® procedure, Steroid Injections, Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty, Ultrasound-Guided Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Sympathetic Blocks, and Radiofrequency Ablation. He is the first and only physician in South Florida to offer breakthrough treatment for patients with chronic low back pain. Additionally, he is deeply committed to research and development in the field of regenerative medicine, utilizing such procedures as Stem cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. 

Dr. Giuffrida prides himself in always investigating a previously unexplored option for his patients. He approaches each case with a team-driven mindset, creating a patient-physician partnership resulting in personalized treatment plans designed to achieve the best results. He relentlessly pursues improvements in the overall health and wellness of his patients using an array of options from diet, exercise, therapies, non-opioid medications, and interventions. Dr. Giuffrida is one of the first practitioners to offer a new, minimally-invasive treatment for both spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease that falls on the continuum of care, between conservative and surgery.

As a native New Yorker, Dr. Giuffrida embarked on his professional journey at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. From there, he went on to complete his PM&R residency at Albany Medical College, followed by an Interventional Sports and Spine Fellowship at Alabama Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine Associates.

He is an active member in a number of medical organizations, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Spine Intervention Society, and the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

As an avid sports fan and former collegiate pitcher, Dr. Giuffrida understands how an injury can affect a person’s physical and emotional well-being. In his free time, he enjoys being active playing tennis, golf, baseball, traveling and cooking. He currently resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife.


Conditions Treated

Lower Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Neck Pain
Spinal Stenosis
Sciatic Pain
Mid Back Pain
Discogenic Back Pain
Spinal Compression Fractures
Herniated Disc
Facet Syndrome
Si Joint Dysfunction
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Regenerative medicine with PRP/ Stem Cell Injections
Occipital Neuralgia
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/ RSD)
Joint Pain
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Osteoarthritis
Cervicogenic Headaches
Tendinitis
Bursitis
Pelvic Pain
Plantar Fasciitis


Procedures

Intracept®
Cervical Epidurals
Thoracic Epidurals
Lumbar Epidurals
Caudal Epidurals
Medial Branch Blocks
SI Joint Injections
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
PRP Injections
Occipital Nerve Blocks
Radiofrequency Ablation
Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
Intradiscal Injections
Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement
Facet Joint Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Sympathetic Blocks
Ultrasound-Guided Tendon Injections
Prolotherapy
Regenerative Medicine


Organization Membership

Spine Intervention Society
Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Medical Association
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Care Philosophy

Cantor Spine Institute is dedicated to delivering the best patient care across the entirety of the patient journey, and the entire team is aligned in the constant goal of getting our patients to “BETTER.”


Concentration

Dr. Anthony Giuffrida is a board-certified, fellowship-trained physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), with a concentration in interventional spine and sports management of pain and rehabilitation.


Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Education

Alabama Ortho Spine & Sports Associates, Fellowship
Albany Medical Center, Residency
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Medical School

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