Overview

NewYork-Presbyterian

Och Spine Hospital

Comprehensive Surgical and Non-Surgical Spine Care at New York’s #1 Hospital

Pediatric Spine Disorders

Our multidisciplinary pediatric spine specialists are specifically trained to treat children. Because of the complexities involved in pediatric spine procedures, those surgeries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital—one of the nation’s top children's hospital's. More children's spine surgery is performed here than any other hospital in New York.

 

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Pediatric Severe Kyphoscoliosis (Before and After)

Pediatric spine disorders we treat

Our pediatric spine team cares for children with:

  • Scoliosis, including early-onset scoliosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Kyphosis (hunched back)
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neck issues
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Spina bifida Occculta
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Von Hippel Lindau

Non-surgical treatment

Children and teens with moderate scoliosis curves who do not need surgery may benefit from Schroth physical therapy at our Center for Conservative Care for Spinal Deformities. Some children benefit from casting or bracing.

Scoliosis surgery

We are especially known for our expertise treating early-onset scoliosis and have introduced less invasive approaches for treating these very young patients. Our team offers MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control)—a specialized procedure that allows children to have their spines aligned without repeated surgeries to adjust implanted growing rods. We also offer vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), growing rods, and spinal stapling for young people with scoliosis.

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A Team Approach

Working with experts in pediatric pulmonary medicine, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric endocrinology, among many others, we are able to offer your child comprehensive, coordinated care in a single building. Our care team also includes certified Child Life specialists, who are specifically trained to guide children and their families through the complexities of surgery and follow-up care.

Learn more about pediatric spine care.

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