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Robert L. Masson, MD, FACS, is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon specializing in spinal injury and sports neurosurgery, and serves as medical director of the NeuroSpine Center of Excellence based at Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. He is also the founder of the NeuroSpine Institute, known for providing rapid recovery spine health solutions and minimally invasive spine decompression and reconstruction.

Dr. Masson received his medical degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, where he completed a residency in neurological surgery with special training in microneurosurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Masson is an international consultant for minimally invasive neurosurgery and teaches surgeons worldwide. He is one of the world’s leading advocates for spinal disease being recognized as a recoverable sports injury. He has developed techniques and products for two of the world’s top spine companies, which produce advanced products for minimally invasive spinal reconstruction.

Dr. Masson’s practice treats a variety of amateur, recreational and professional athletes, representing players from the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA/LPGA tours, U.S. Ski Team, USA Cycling and USA Wakeboard teams. An artificial disc patient himself, Dr. Masson is a passionate advocate for maintaining a comprehensive fitness strategy, even in the presence of a spinal injury.

Dr. Masson is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Individuals suffering from back pain need look no further than the NeuroSpine Center of Excellence at Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital. The NeuroSpine Center of Excellence offers the only Joint Commission-certified spinal surgery program in Central Florida. Based at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, our program offers highly effective minimally invasive surgical solutions for complex neck and back issues only as a final option after providing non-invasive treatment.


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