Practice Philosophy

At Florida Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Vecchione works closely with non-operative orthopaedic physicians, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, and pain management specialists to provide a multidisciplinary team approach to orthopaedic and spinal care, with an emphasis on a sequential progression through pathways, trialing non-operative modalities initially, reserving surgical intervention as the final option. 

When surgery is indicated by the physician and selected by the patient, Dr. Vecchione will proceed with the least invasive option to limit hospital stay, recovery period, postoperative discomfort, and time before return to a regular active lifestyle.  Dr. Vecchione is trained and certified in the surgical procedures treating the aforementioned disorders, including spinal decompression, spinal fusion, spinal disc replacement, muscle-sparing anterior total hip replacement, and muscle-sparing total knee replacement.

 Dr. Vecchione is dedicated to restoring function and promoting patients’ return to an active, healthy lifestyle, a process initiated during the first office visit by getting to know the individual patient and understanding their unique expectations, needs, and goals.  During office visits priority is placed on patient education, from imaging review to the rationale behind the evidence-based treatment options.  Fostering education and active patient participation in decision-making helps to ensure an appropriate and agreeable treatment plan is tailored for each individual patient, whether it be surgical or non-surgical, traditional or minimally invasive, ultimately leading to better outcomes and happier patients who can enjoy an improved quality of life.