When you suffer from back pain, knee pain, or have long-term problems with your spine, you need to be seen by a high-quality team of orthopedic experts such as those who work for Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute. We are one of the leading orthopedic practices in the nation, with locations in Jacksonville, Longwood, Plantation, and Orlando.


Our facility has five accredited doctors who are proud to serve you. Please take a moment to learn more about our qualified team of experts. If you are looking for quality Jacksonville orthopedic care, this is the ideal place to go for satisfactory results.


Dr. Richard Valenzuela


Dr. Richard Valenzuela has recently joined the family here at Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute. He is an orthopedic surgeon and gained his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. Dr. Valenzuela has been involved in orthopedics for nearly 20 years. He specializes in repairing issues with the knees, ankles, and shoulders.


Dr. Andrew Joshua Appel


Dr. Andrew Joshua Appel is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. His training experience includes Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Traumatology & Fellowship Training Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon. He also studied at Brown University School of Medicine.


Dr. Appel’s specialties include orthopedic spine surgery, and surgical procedures for the neck, back, and spine.


Dr. Ronald B. Joseph


Dr. Ronald B. Joseph is a board certified orthopedic surgeon – Fellowship trained Hand and Microvascular Surgeon. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, issues of the hands and the upper extremities.


Dr. Joseph received his education from Northwestern University and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine – Orthopedic Surgery Rochester, Minnesota. He has published several studies on the treatment of various types spine and joint pain. And he is a member of the North American Spine Society, as well as the Florida Orthopedic Society and the American Medical Association.


Dr. James T. Gilas

Dr. James T. Gilas is a board-certified physician in orthopedics and certified in acupuncture. He specializes in problems with the joints and spine. He works as a consultant practitioner at Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute and had his own private practice from 1994 to 2006.


Dr. Gilas received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Ioannina in Ioannina, Greece. He also took his internship at the Department of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. When you visit our Jacksonville orthopedic location, you can request to see Dr. Gilas or one of the many associations we have available.


Dr. Michael A. Thomas


Dr. Michael A. Thomas is a Neurosurgeon and has many years of experience as a medical specialist. He is qualified to treat various diseases that affect the nervous system including those that cause harm to the spine, spinal cord, brain, or peripheral nerves.


Dr. Thomas is currently affiliated with the University of Miami Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Arts Biology Major at William Jewell College. He also studied Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery at Oklahoma State University.

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If you are like so many others living with back and spinal issues, it is time to take charge of your life and visit the Jacksonville Orthopedic clinic near you. You will be assisted by one of these qualified doctors and receive some of the best care and support in the state of Florida. Call us today to schedule an appointment at the location nearest you.