Paley Institute - About Us

        The Paley Institute located on the campus of St. Mary's Medical Center

Welcome to the Paley Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida!

The Paley Institute offers patients and visiting surgeons the most technologically advanced limb lengthening and deformity correction treatments available in the world today!

Dr. Paley has dedicated his career to improving the lives of children and adults who suffer from a wide variety of complex congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic orthopedic conditions. In 1986 he journeyed to Kurgan, Western Siberia, where Dr. Gavriil Ilizarov was using external fixators to treat patients with difficult orthopedic problems. His innovation and forward thinking were the impetus behind Dr. Paley's dream of dedicating his entire practice to this type of work.

Dr. Paley was the first North American to practice the Ilizarov Method and since then has developed over 100 surgical procedures and treated more than 11,000 patients from across the nation and around the world.

In 2009 Dr. Paley opened the Paley Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Paley Institute is unique in that it is a center dedicated exclusively to limb lengthening and the treatment of complex orthopedic conditions.

The goal of this website is to supply patients and families with a guide that will provide comprehensive, accurate, and consistent information regarding all aspects of care here at the Paley Institute. This will not only empower the patient and their family, but it will also give them the necessary information and support to do all that is needed to reach the optimum goal.

We look forward to helping you whether you are a potential new patient, a family member reading about us for the first time, a longstanding patient, or a health professional. We welcome your questions. We value your concerns. We invite you to Contact Us

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