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Our Practice – The Spine and Scoliosis Center, originally known as Flynn Orthopaedic Clinic and Flynn Spine and Scoliosis Center became incorporated on February 1, 1990

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Studies suggest that back pain affects approximately 90% of adults at some time in their lives and about 67% of adults experience neck pain. These two ailments are among the most common reasons for physician visits and are major causes of disability, missed workdays and high health care costs. With those painful hurdles in mind, The Spine and Scoliosis Center (SASC) is giving Central Floridians practical, high-quality solutions through revolutionary care. “We have served this area for more than 50 years,” remarks SASC’s founder, Joseph C. Flynn, M.D “Since our doors opened, we have been committed to providing personalized care that improves our patients’ quality of life. We’ve been very successful at accomplishing that.” “We have served this area for more than 50 years,” remarks SASC’s founder, Joseph C. Flynn, M.D “Since our doors opened, we have been committed to providing personalized care that improves our patients’ quality of life. We’ve been very successful at accomplishing that.”


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Joseph C. Flynn, Jr., M.D.

Joseph C. Flynn, Jr., M.D. joined Flynn Orthopaedic Clinic August 1, 1993. Dr. Flynn Jr. training included an internship in General Surgery at Shands Hospital and University of Florida Affiliated hospitals. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1992. His residency was followed by a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery at the Arkansas Spine Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has completed extensive research in spinal deformity and spinal instrumentation and presented his work at national medical meetings. Dr Flynn’s primary interest includes pediatric and adult spinal deformities, as well as degenerative and traumatic disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine.


Dr. Javier Placer

Dr. Javier Placer joined The Spine and Scoliosis Center in 2006. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His area of specialized medical care includes physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management, sports medicine, pain relief treatment via injection and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Placer’s specific services include spinal injections (lumbar epidural, selective nerve root blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, lumbar facet blocks, radiofrequency ablation), motor point blocks/phenol neurolysis, peripheral joint injections, electromyography/nerve conduction studies, botulinum toxin injections and acupuncture.


Geoffrey Stewart, M.D.

Geoffrey Stewart, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. Dr. Stewart received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his Orthopedic training in Boston at Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed the Maryland Fellowship in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery with Dr. Paul McAfee in Baltimore, Maryland, incorporating both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine training. Dr. Stewart specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric spinal disorders. His particular interest is in newer, minimally-invasive surgical procedures and he has participated as a faculty member in courses to teach these techniques to other spine surgeons. He has authored a number of articles on spine surgery, and his research has won awards at major scientific meetings. Dr. Stewart serves on the Faculty of UCF School of Medicine. He has won the Top Doctors Award in 2008 and 2010. He has also won the Patient’s Choice Award in 2008. Consumer’s Research Council of America has awarded him America’s Top Orthopedist Award in 2008 and 2010. Dr. Stewart was awarded the Healthgrades Orthopedic Care Excellence Award in 2007 making him the Only Five-Star rated provider in the Orlando area for Spine surgery in 2007. The International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons recognises Dr. Stewart as A Leading Physician of the World and a Top Orthopedic and Spinal Surgeon in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Stewart received the Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award for Orthopaedic Spine Surgery in 2011. In 2013 he was nominated his by peers to receive the award for Top Doctors by Castle Connolly as a selected expert in his specialty. Dr.Stewart recently appeared on the popular TLC show, “My Strange Addiction” where he rendered his expert opinion on one of the subjects suffering from cervical spine pain.