Why Choose the Paley Institute?

The Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, offers patients the most technologically advanced limb lengthening, deformity correction of the limb and spine,  and joint preservation surgeries available. Our comprehensive, coordinated care from an experienced team of professionals works with patients and families before, during and after the treatment process.  At the Paley Institute, our philosophy for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and deformities is reconstruction and a commitment to preserving limbs and restoring function.

The Paley Institute treats patients from over 80 countries around the world.



Limb lengthening and deformity correction is a complex process. In order to ensure a successful outcome, the experience of the surgeon and their supporting staff is essential. Safety is the number one priority. Limb lengthening and deformity correction surgery can lead to many complications, with serious implications for the patients. Complications can lead to permanent disability, chronic pain, and even death. Therefore, the most important factor in lengthening and deformity correction surgery is safety. Safety comes with experience. An experienced surgeon can effectively minimize the risk of developing a complication during the initial surgery, recognize them when they do develop, and address them swiftly and aggressively. 

Dr. Paley has almost 30 years of experience in limb lengthening and complex deformity correction. He is the most experienced limb lengthening and limb deformity correction surgeon in the United States as well as internationally.  He has performed over 17,000 limb lengthening surgeries since 1986. Dr. Paley has the best track record of success with all types of limb lengthening. At the Paley Institute we provide the most experienced limb lengthening team in the world with the best safety track record. The multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, medical doctors, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, and orthopedic technologists are all dedicated to making this process safe, secure, and as streamlined as possible.

Many of the conditions we treat at the Paley Institute are incredibly rare. Most physicians, nurses, therapists, etc. may only see one or two of these cases in their entire career. At the Paley Institute, we treat these conditions each and every day, encountering many rare conditions multiple times per year, making us the most experienced center for the treatment of complex orthopedic conditions.  

Coordinated Concierge Care

At the Paley Institute we offer coordinated, concierge care throughout all stages of treatment.  Our entire staff works in one building: the Kimmel Building, on the campus of St. Mary’s Medical Center. This allows our staff to communicate quickly and effectively, ensuring the highest level of care for each of our patients through each phase of their treatment.

Personalized Treatment

We understand that every patient is unique, and that every case requires a specific treatment plan. During the initial consultation, Dr. Paley, Dr. Feldman, or Dr. Robbins will meet with you, discussing each and every phase of treatment. During this time, your surgeon will present a comprehensive life plan, detailing treatment over many years in order to achieve the desired results. 

At the Paley Institute each patient receives a treatment plan tailored to his or her particular needs, taking into account medical history, lifestyle, religious background, cultural sensitivities, and aesthetic considerations. We have extensive experience treating patients from a wide array of backgrounds, with different needs and expectations. At the Paley Institute, we are committed to providing our patients customized, compassionate care.


The Paley Institute is located at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Treatment may require the patient to relocate for months at a time, and our amazing location in West Palm Beach offers patients a resort atmosphere year-round.

Our location at St. Mary’s Medical Center offers our patients the following amenities:

  • Recently renovated surgical care units
  • Advanced imaging and radiology suites
  • On-site physical therapy
  • Convenient aquatic therapy
  • Wound healing and hyperbaric medicine center
  • A dedicated children’s hospital

For more information on St. Mary's Medical Center, please visit their website.

The Paley Institute is conveniently located ten minutes from the Palm Beach International Airport. We are also accessible via the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and the Miami International Airport. For more information, see Travel Information.


At the Paley Institute, we offer a number of language services and and will accommodate any patient and family speaking any language. Dr. Paley is fluent in 6 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, and Hebrew.

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