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MICHAEL R. PIAZZA, M.D. Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon l Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon Specialties: Treatment of complex spinal disorders utilizing Minimally Invasive Robotic Technology and Disc Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay wishes to congratulate Dr. Piazza for being a recipient of the prestigious Best Doctors in America® award for the 6th time. Dr. Piazza is recognized as a leader in the treatment of complex spinal disorders and has pioneered minimally invasive techniques. In keeping with his commitment of staying at the forefront of advances in orthopaedic medicine, Dr. Piazza is proud to offer our patients a major innovation: Minimally-invasive neck and spine surgery with the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System. The Renaissance System is the only FDA-
approved mechanical guidance system for spinal surgery. With over 5,000 procedures performed, it’s shown dramatically improved results over conventional freehand minimallyinvasive spine surgery. We are proud to say that Morton Plant Hospital, where Dr. Piazza performs surgery, is one of only 63 sites worldwide to currently offer this leading-edge technology, and our own Dr. Michael Piazza is one of the few trained practitioners in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Piazza completed his training in Philadelphia at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital in 1989. He then moved his
family to Pinellas County and became the areas first Spine Fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon. He has served as Chief of Staff and Chairman of Surgery at Morton Plant Hospital. Additionally, he was a founding member of the Morton Plant Spine Section and served as chairman of this division for over 10 years. At Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay, our philosophy is to provide the highest level of medical care and to treat every patient compassionately as if they were family. Our practice is welcoming new patients and participates in most insurance programs.
Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay | 1011 Jeffords Street, Suite D | Clearwater, FL 33756 p. 727.449.2599 ext. 300 | www.orthospecmd.com 70
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