Sebastian Rivera, M.D.
Specializing in: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
Sebastian Rivera, M.D., M.B.A., an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with Orlando Orthopedic Center, was awarded with an Annual Injured Workers Inspiration Award from the Florida Orthopaedic Society at the 2023 Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) Annual Conference.
The award was created to recognize the achievements of injured workers and their musculoskeletal physicians featuring compelling stories of medical innovation and the human spirit.
Dr. Rivera won for his case featuring a young healthy patient in their late 20s-30s. While working as a mover, he injured his herniated disc causing him severe pain and weakness in his leg that failed to improve with conservative treatment. Dr. Rivera performed surgery (Microdiscectomy).
“Given his incredible work ethic, he had an outstanding outcome,” says Dr. Rivera.
Dr. Rivera is also a member of numerous professional societies, including North American Spine Society, the Florida Orthopaedic Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has nearly a dozen peer-reviewed publications in his specialty and has a long history of community service, including medical service trips.