Review Of Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Dror Paley

1. Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, Medical Director at Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute, Advanced Orthopedic Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center

Description: Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in deformity correction and limb lengthening. (Note: I highly recommend Dr. Paley for his credentials, exposure, and experience.)

901 45th Street – Kimmel Building
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
877-765-4637 (Toll Free)
Office – (561) 844-5255   Fax – (561) 844-5245
Email address:

Website: Paley Institute

Wikipedia Article About Dr. Paley

My Review: There is not doubt and question that Dr. Paley is a world expert at his chosen field of Practice. He has developed some revolutionary surgical techniques for limb deformity treatment and if you were to desire to gain extra height, Dr. Paley is the person to do it. However, it seems that he is a little bit inattentive, hard to reach, and doesn’t focus much of his time on connecting to the patient. That is understandable given his schedule and his work. Some things that were brought up in the reviews is that it seems Paley may be involved in some immoral medical practices in getting cheaper rates for external fixators. I don’t know anything about this claim.


Dr. Dror Paley, MD is a male with 29 years of medical experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Saint Mary’s Medical Center

901 45th St
West Palm Beach, FL

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 Patient Ratings & Comments
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Dr. Dror Paley, MD when asked is Good.
Dr. Paley has been reviewed by 17 patients. The rating is 3.0 out of 4 stars. Read Reviews

Dr. Paley accepts the following insurance plans:

  • 17 United Healthcare Plans
  • 6 Cigna Plans
  • 1 ODS Health Plan
  • 1 USA H & W Network Plan
  • 6 CareFirst Plans
  • 1 United Health Group, Inc. – Americhoice Plan
  • 2 Priority Partners Plans

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Education Summary
Dr. Paley graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine.
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Awards & Distinctions

America’s Leading Experts recognizes the top 15% of physicians who are proficient publishers on a specific disease, disorder or medical condition. Dr. Paley of West Palm Beach, FL recognition highlights his research proficiency in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. This recognition identifies the top physicians who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Dr. Paley of West Palm Beach, FL has been recognized in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.

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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise

Dr. Dror Paley, MD has obtained board certification from the member board for Orthopaedic Surgery.

In addition to the specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Dror Paley, MD has expertise in 21 areas. This includes Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Acquired Joint Deformities, Broken Bones Bone Fractures plus others.
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A medical license is required for a doctor to receive a NPI number and practice in any given state. Requirements vary by state but most require, at a minimum, post-graduate training in the doctor’s specific specialty. Dr. Dror Paley is confirmed to have a license in FL and MD.
Where does Dr. Dror Frcsc Paley practice?
Dr. Dror Paley practices Orthopaedic Surgery near West Palm Beach, FL.
Additional practice locations include: Baltimore, MD
See other West Palm Beach Surgeons and West Palm Beach Orthopedic Surgeons.

Overall Patient Rating    

Based on 17 ratings (see all)

Overall Rating

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Dr. Dror Paley, MD is Good. Dr. Paley has been reviewed by 17 patients. The rating is 3.0 out of 4 stars.

Wait Time
The average wait time to see Dr. Paley according to patient reviews, is 55 minutes. By comparison, patients wait a national average of 21 minutes before seeing a doctor.

Patient Ratings
Dr. Paley is rated “GOOD” in the following areas:

Ease of Appointment — 3.1
Courteous Staff — 2.6
Accurate Diagnosis — 2.9
Bedside Manner — 2.5
Spends Time with Me — 2.5
Follow Up — 2.5

Dr. Paley is rated “FAIR” in the following areas:

Promptness — 1.8


Dr. Dror Paley
  • Location:
  • Gender:
  • M
  • Specialty:
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Webpage:
  • lifebridgehealth.or… External Link
  • Practice:
  • Hospital:
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
  • Answers Email:
  • N
  • Online Appt. Scheduling:
  • N
  • Accepting New Patients:
  • Y
  • Phone:
  • 410-601-4200
  • Med. School:
  • Grad. Year:
  • 1979
Rating: 3.9 out of 5, based on 6 reviews.
Dr. Paley has a good overall rating, based on 6 helpfulness and knowledge ratings of this doctor.
Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Comments
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12/1/11 1 1 1 1 Does anyone realize Dr. Paley, was dismissed from his hospital that he was practicing in while in Maryland. He was fee splitting money from the representive who was supplying the frames he uses at the hospital. Plus, the representive was his girlfriend. Needless to say, he was dismissed from the hospital he was at. Read the responses to this rating
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8/9/11 5 2 5 5 Although you may have to wait for Dr. Paley for hours, it is well worth it. He doesn’t send anyone home without seeing you and has been in the office as late as 10:30 pm to ensure that everyone is seen. My son broke his leg last week and his PA sent him the xrays via email on his Iphone and Dr. Paley responded within minutes all the way from Sicily. How many doctors would do that? Dr. Paley is the best surgeon and is the only surgeon I would trust to operate on my son’s deformities (TAR Syndrome). I can’t say enough great things about him and his entire staff.
Insurance: Aetna
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6/22/10 5 3 5 5 Dr. Paley is unquestionably the most competent orthopedic surgeon in the US, and possibly the world in the field of leg lenghtening and handling complex orthopedic cases, particularly pediatric. My 14 year old son has had 16 surgeries, 3 with Dr. Paley, and is nw walking with a kneed that bends after 4 prior surgeons recommended amputation or fusion. To be treated by the best surgeon to receive the gift of mobility and limb functionality is worth every hour of waiting time.
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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4/30/10 1 1 2 5 Dr. Paley made me feel like I did not matter. At all. I never saw him post-op, and whenever I had problems with my fixator (such as a strut popping off!) I could not reach him for several days. To me, even if this was a matter of personality conflict, it was extremely unprofessional and really cost me in terms of fighting spirit. After all, if the doctor isn’t behind you, who is? In my case, everyone else, I guess. I wouldn’t go back to the office. Logged in users can respond to this rating
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9/14/06 2 5 5 He may be overbooked and time delayed, but he is the most incredible doctor I have ever known. He is the #1 doctor in the nation and internationally for limb deformity. He saved my leg when 3 other orthopaedic doctors wanted to amputate. I walk today unassisted,on my own two feet. The time I have had to wait was a small price to pay to have both of my legs and feet. As for bedside manner, he is honest, caring, and to the point. You may have to wait to see him, but the rewards are priceless. He never has short changed me on time, or attention to my medical needs when I am in his office. He gives everyone the time necessary to treat, answer questions, and provide what is needed for each patient. Logged in users can respond to this rating
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8/26/06 1 3 5 Dr. Paley is technically the best in his field. I trust hom completely in terms of medical decisions. Unfortunatley he is so busy that you must often wait hours – 3-5 hours – to see him past your scheduled appointment. His bedside manner is also rather lacking. Unless you have a specific questions ready to ask him he will be in and out of the room in a matter of minutes.

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