February 8 2022 – West Boca Medical Center, part of the Palm Beach Health Network, is set to open up its newest hospital addition with the Boca Center for Orthopedic and Spine Care.  This unit is designed to provide a seamless continuity of care with advanced treatment options.  The Boca Center for Orthopedics and Spine Care enables patients to easily transition from surgery to recovery and rehabilitation.  The hospital offers leading edge robotic technology used by our skilled surgeons to provide better outcomes.  This dedicated unit allows patients to recover in the comfort of a private, specialized area within the hospital.

“This new center is essential to providing some of the top orthopedic and spine care in our community so patients can receive the most precise and least invasive treatment options in our area,” said George Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of West Boca Medical Center. “Our dedicated staff and surgeons are experts in minimally invasive procedures giving our patients a chance to heal quicker and get back to their daily activities.”

Some of the benefits of The Boca Center for Orthopedic and Spine Care include:

  • Separate private entry way within our Medical Surgical unit
  • 8 patient rooms
  • New orthopedically designed walk in showers
  • Dedicated staff and upgraded furniture
  • Dedicated patient navigator following your continuum of care
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Outpatient physical therapy

“The investment in this center will truly make a difference in a patient’s clinical outcome and recovery time which will only enhance the offerings here at West Boca Medical Center,” said Dr. Ashish Sahai, Chief of Surgery at West Boca Medical Center. “A key part of this program will be the continuum of care a patient receives from our team from the moment they walk through our doors to the time they are able to be discharged home, we will monitor them every step of the way.”

Patients at the center undergoing inpatient joint replacements can benefit from either the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System or the CORI Surgical System. Both Robotic systems afford enhanced accuracy, potential for longer-lasting implants, less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery.

The Mako Robotic-Arm uses a CT scan to create a 3D model of the patient’s unique bone anatomy.  During the surgery, the Mako robotic arm provides real-time information to guide the surgeon in positioning and aligning the implant. It enhances the accuracy and the potential for a longer-lasting implant, with less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery.

West Boca Medical Center is also the first hospital in Boca Raton offering the CORI Surgical System.  This system offers knee replacement individually designed for each patient. The CORI system uses an advanced computer program to map out the shape and motion of your knee so your surgeon can create a completely tailored, 3D surgical plan.

For more information about our orthopedic and spine services go to www.westbocacmedctr.com or call 866-724-6002.


About West Boca Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its community and surrounding areas for over 35 years.  West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a robotic surgery program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center featuring a short bore high field MRI and digital mammography, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults, children, and outpatient rehabilitation services. West Boca received the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines- Gold Plus Target Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Awards for Heart Failure and Stroke in 2020.  The hospital is also designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.  The hospital is also opening the Boca Center for Orthopedics and Spine Care.  This 8-bed unit offers leading edge robotic technology used by our skilled surgeons to provide better outcomes by using the CORI surgical system for knee replacements and the Mako robotic arm, which makes up a 3D image of the bone anatomy.

The hospital also offers several specialties, including women’s and children’s services. With its Boca Center for Women’s Care and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a Laborist program providing 24/7 coverage in the hospital to treat expectant mothers and their babies from the routine to very high-risk care. The hospital is also the only hospital in Southern Palm Beach County to offer NICVIEW cameras for families of babies in the NICU so they can log on anytime to see their child or loved one.  The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.  It offers comprehensive breast care services including prevention, early disease detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions. The team at the Breast Center, which includes an on-site physician and patient navigator, focuses care on treatment techniques derived from a high caliber of diagnostic services.

West Boca Medical Center has earned the Healthgrades 5-Star C-Section and Vaginal Delivery Awards seven years in a row (2015-2021) and recognized for the fourth year in a row by Healthgrades for patient safety (2018-2021). The hospital is also a recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award. In addition, the hospital was the first in Florida to be Perinatal Care Certified by The Joint Commission.  The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262) or visit the website at www.westbocamedctr.com.