South Florida Back and Spine Center


Scott Raffa, MD, MBA

Scott Raffa Neurosurgeon

Scott Raffa, MD, MBA

Adult Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Neurosurgery Spine & Orthopedics

Cantor Spine Center

Medical Staff

Dr. Scott J. Raffa, a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, joins Cantor Spine Center to serve his hometown patients. In Tampa, Florida, Dr. Raffa completed medical school and residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He completed his Master of Business Administration through the University of Florida and his postgraduate fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.

Among the disorders Dr. Raffa treats are neck and back pain, sciatica/pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, herniated and slipped discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis spinal cord compression and many more. In addition to spondylolysis, pars defects, spondylosis, spine trauma, spinal deformity, cervical myelopathy, kyphosis, spinal instability, spinal cord compression, and other spinal conditions, there are a number of other conditions that can affect the spine.

His expertise lies in minimally invasive spinal surgery, including lateral and endoscopic approaches, as well as intraoperative neuronavigation imaging, and neuromonitoring. Among his other specialties are minimally invasive and same-day spine surgery, as well as outpatient and ambulatory spine surgery.

Safety is Dr. Raffa’s top priority. Before considering surgery, this approach focuses on quality of life and exhausts all other options. In the same way, patients and their families should expect an honest, transparent, and friendly conversation that will lead to a plan of care that is personalized and tailored to their circumstances.

Dr. Raffa is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Florida Medical Association, and our local county associations.

Dr. Scott Raffa sees patients at the West Palm Beach location at 901 45th Street, Kimmel Building, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Board Certifications

Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery
  • Ultrasonic Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations of the Spine
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Ambulatory Spine Surgery
  • Spinal deformity
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica, pinched nerves and radiculopathy
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar stenosis
  • Bulging, slipped and herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Pars defects of the lumbar spine
  • Spine trauma and compression fractures
  • Spondylosis
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical kyphosis
  • Spinal reconstruction
  • Adult degenerative scoliosis
  • Tumors of the spine and spinal cord
  • Chin on chest deformity
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal cord compression

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