Physician Spotlight – Keith Girton, M.D.

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Minimally Invasive Laser Spine Surgeon

Dr. Keith Girton has performed more than 6,000 minimally invasive outpatient spinal surgeries in 30 years, and proudly offers his skill and experience to Physician Partners of America patients in Melbourne and Orlando, Fla. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and minimally invasive laser spine surgeon, Dr. Girton’s practice encompasses a wide variety of procedures to help people suffering from chronic pain.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Girton attended a combined program with Otterbein College and The Ohio State University. This special program enabled him to complete both his Bachelor of Arts and medical degrees in six years. After becoming board-certified in family practice, he went on to complete an orthopedic surgery residency at Ft. Worth Affiliated Hospitals in Ft. Worth, Texas.  He joined the U. S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of major and served as an orthopedic surgeon at Scott AFB near Bellville, Ill. While there, he became certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Girton later joined the Laser Spine Institute and practiced minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery primarily in the Philadelphia area. He was featured in Philadelphia magazine’s Top Docs edition and was honored as Most Valuable Surgeon for the Laser Spine Institute’s seven national facilities in 2013.

During his time at the Laser Spine Institute, he performed thousands of minimally invasive outpatient spinal surgeries on patients from every state and many countries including Egypt, Bahrain, South Africa, Nigeria, and Venezuela. After the prestigious spine care company closed its doors in March 2019, Dr. Girton joined Physician Partners of America where he continues to offer the best available surgical care to the Space Coast and Central Florida.

Dr. Girton is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and the American Medical Association.


Holly Self is a Graphic Design Specialist for Physician Partners of America. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is a fast-growing national healthcare company committed to combatting the opioid crisis through interventional pain management. Founded in 2013 with three employees, it has rapidly grown to more than 500, and manages a wide range of medical practices.

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