Memorial Spine Surgery Experts Establish Practice in Boca Raton

January 04, 2021

Drs. Aghion and Raffa

Daniel Aghion, MD and Scott Raffa, MD, spine surgery experts and neurosurgeons at Memorial Neuroscience Institute, have extended their medical practice to Boca Raton, where patients can now be seen for a variety of spine disorders.

Dr. Aghion, a fellowship-trained and board-certified neurosurgeon, treats patients with a wide array of spine disorders, including severe degenerative spine diseases, spine trauma, cancer in the spine, spine tumors, peripheral nerve surgery and more. Born and raised in Boston, he went to the University of Michigan and fell in love with neuroscience. He attended Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, in Tel Aviv, Israel, before completing a residency at Rhode Island Hospital, and a complex spine fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He credits his international training with giving him a solid base for how to approach people from different cultures and a more hands-on approach. He fully embraces Memorial's focus on patient and family-centered care and the system's multidisciplinary approach, which enables doctors from different specialties to work together to provide the most comprehensive care.

“We are here for the Boca Raton and Palm Beach county communities, and ever committed to the safety of our patients, we also offer telehealth appointments,” Dr. Aghion said. “We recognized the need to adhere to safety measures given the pandemic, and our goal is to use the best approach to treat our patients.”

Dr. Raffa is a fellowship-trained, neurosurgeon and spine surgeon who specializes in a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including lateral retroperitoneal and endoscopic approaches to the spinal column. He treats patients who present with various neurological disorders of the brain and spine, and his clinical focus lies on complex spinal pathologies. Disorders treated include neck and back pain, sciatica/pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spine trauma, spinal deformity and more. In addition to his medical degrees, Dr. Raffa has a Master of Business Administration from University of Florida Warrington College of Business. He has professional interests in health administration, practice management and intraoperative efficiencies. He is also a member of various medical and surgical associations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Florida Medical Association and the North American Spine Society.

“Our patients can expect an honest, transparent and friendly conversation that yields an individualized and tailored care plan, consistent with Memorial’s mission and patient-and family-centered care philosophy,” Dr. Raffa said.

Drs. Aghion and Raffa’s office is located at 900 Glades Road, Suite 500, Boca Raton, and phone number is 954-265-1490.