Spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and kyphosis, occur when the spine's curve isn't standard. An abnormally-curved spine can cause mild to severe symptoms ranging from stiffness to the inability to walk.
Scoliosis is one of the more common spinal deformities. While no cure exists, a curved spine can be treated and managed so patients can live an active, healthy life. Our doctors and therapists often help patients achieve their goals and restore confidence in their appearance.
The scoliosis specialists at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian have treated more patients than any other hospital in New York*. They know how to best treat common spine disorders such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis, among other deformities in children and adults.
*According to the most recent Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data from the New York State Department of Health.
Why Choose Us
Proven Expertise in Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity Care
Our scoliosis doctors at Och Spine perform routine and complex spinal deformity surgeries for children and adults. In addition to more common deformities, Och Spine scoliosis doctors are known worldwide for treating some of the most challenging cases. Through our specialized care, we help patients recover and go on to lead active lives.
Dr. Lawrence Lenke, one of the renowned leaders of Och Spine, has pioneered techniques for treating scoliosis now used by surgeons worldwide. The Lenke Classification System has become the global reference for scoliosis surgeons who look to Och Spine for our expertise.
Our advanced approach to care includes technologies such as precise imaging, robotics, and surgical navigation. When considering nonsurgical options, our goal is to provide patients with the safest, most effective care possible.
Whether a patient needs surgery or can be treated nonoperatively, our surgeons, specialists, and care team get to know each patient and family, developing lifelong trusted relationships.
Our Approach to Care
Advanced Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity Care
Our Och Spine scoliosis and spine deformity specialists work together to find the best treatment for numerous spine diseases and disorders. Our spinal deformity teams work with each patient and family to diagnose and create comprehensive care plans. These plans focus first on nonoperative options for treating scoliosis and other deformities.
Och Spine physical therapists are specifically trained in the Schroth method, a nonsurgical program physical therapy program developed to balance the spine and optimize alignment. Physical therapy focuses on customized exercises for each patient, working on movement, posture, balance, and strength. The Schroth method may help return the spine to a normal position.
We use the latest navigation technology and augmented virtual imaging for patients requiring surgery. Utilizing low radiation EOS scans and 3D CT scans, we can produce detailed spine pictures so the surgeon and the patient can see the anatomy. These advanced technologies allow us to perform precise and safe surgeries.
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