FOCUSED ON SPORTS MEDICINE & JOINT PRESERVATION
Sports & Orthopedic Center is a full-service orthopedic and sports medicine practice with services ranging from physical therapy to total joint replacement. Philosophically, the doctors at Sports & Orthopedic Center believe that total joint replacement should be a last resort after all non-surgical options have been unsuccessful.
The doctors at Sports & Orthopedic Center use a team approach to maximize joint preservation, to decrease pain and improve your quality of life. Contact one of our specialists today to start your road to a pain-free life.
Dr. Manish Gupta
Dr. Manish Gupta, Medical Director at Sports & Orthopedic Center, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in both sports medicine and total joint reconstruction.
Dr. Gupta not only regularly cares for knee and shoulder problems, but is one of a very few orthopedic surgeons in South Florida that is specifically trained in arthroscopic surgery of the hip and specializes in Sports Medicine & Joint Reconstruction and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He regularly treats complex hip problems and can provide surgical alternatives to total joint replacement in many instances. He also utilizes visco supplementation, steroid injection, and various forms of physical therapy to improve pain and quality-of-life.
Dr. Gupta is also an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the shoulder and elbow as well as cartilage regeneration, treating all forms of orthopedic injury and illness including trauma and acute fracture management. In addition to surgical repair of the upper extremity and joint replacement, Dr. Gupta is an expert in the area of surgical cartilage regeneration.
Francis K. Moll III
FRANCIS K. MOLL III
Dr. Francis K. Moll III Medical Director at Sports & Orthopedic Center, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Maintenance and Restoration of function in all age groups with an emphasis on the aging athlete, the active and independent elderly, and the fragile elderly.
Dr. Moll trained with and treated a young and active population in the military and gained expertise in sports related care. Dr. Moll is well versed in Arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques, specifically shoulder and knee. He is committed to continuing education and his resume reflects a surgeon who seeks out the latest in orthopedic techniques to benefit his patients. Dr. Moll has continued to provide emergency room services at multiple community hospitals,providing his expertise in the treatment of fractures secondary to trauma utilizing minimally invasive osteosynthesis. Dr. Moll is a surgeon who continually seeks out and educates himself on the latest in orthopedic techniques to benefit his patients.
Nicholas R Mataragas
Dr. Nicholas Mataragas
As a specialist in spinal surgery, Dr. Mataragas’ clinical interests include adult reconstructive spinal surgery, cervical and lumbar spinal surgery, new and improved minimally invasive spinal implant technologies and the use of artificial disc replacement techniques. Dr. Mataragas was one of the first surgeons to bring minimally invasive surgical technology to the Chicagoland area. His interest in minimally invasive techniques culminated in his mentoring of surgeons nationally and internationally. Surgeons from far-reaching places such as Spain, Greece, Korea, and Japan have visited his operating room to learn emerging techniques in spinal surgery. In addition to attending numerous nationwide discussion panels on the evolution of spinal implant technology, he has been instrumental in the development of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques and devices.
Most recently, his interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery has led to his pioneering use of the minimally invasive anterior lumbar fusions. He is one of the few surgeons nationally that routinely performs multilevel, minimally invasive, anterior lumbar fusions. His patients have had significantly shorter hospital stays and excellent results compared to patients treated with traditional techniques.
Although a specialist in spinal surgery, Dr. Mataragas believes in the importance of conservative management prior to surgical treatment. He believes that this, in addition to his use of minimally invasive techniques and his “less is more” philosophy on spinal surgery, account for his reputation of superb patient outcomes.
A native of Chicago, Dr. Mataragas was Valedictorian of Marist High School class of 1991. He received his medical degree at the age of 22 from the University of Miami, after completing the prestigious six-years honors program in medicine. His surgical training continued during his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, home of the world renowned Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and home of Ryder Trauma Center, the largest trauma center in the world. Dr. Mataragas is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is affiliated with West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and Broward Health North.