Dell Children’s Scoliosis and Spine Deformity Program

Comprehensive spine care

Our fellowship trained board certified spine surgeons specialize in treating children and adolescents with back pain, scoliosis, and complex spine deformities. The Dell Children’s Spine Deformity Program performs over 100 spine procedures per year. Our team of specialists includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, pain management specialists, physical therapists, nurses, a dedicated spine nurse navigator, and in-clinic orthotists to provide your family with personalized and compassionate care from the moment you walk in our door.

The Dell Children’s Spine Deformity Program cross-functional team members regularly collaborate to share insights, discuss care plans, and provide input regarding complex treatment plans and technologies. Our treatment plans are personalized for each patient and their specific needs. Every surgical care plan is reviewed and evaluated by our experienced team of surgeons and medical providers.

Our scoliosis and spinal deformity program has the capabilities to take care of any spine problem. From simple back pain issues, to the most complex spinal deformities and syndromes.

Conditions treated

  • Congenital scoliosis
  • Idiopathic scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Cerebral palsy and other similar conditions
  • Vertebral anomalies/Hemivertebrae
  • Back Pain
  • Traumatic injuries and spinal fractures
  • Cervical and thoracic kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis/Spondylolysis (pars defects/fractures)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta

Procedures performed

Our team is dedicated to individualizing your child’s surgical care. Our surgeons have experience performing a wide variety of surgical procedures including:

  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal fusion
  • Growing rods
  • Halo traction
  • Casting/bracing
  • Tethering

Pediatric spine care backed by outcomes

Dell Children’s Spine is committed to evidence-based care backed by research. Our team prioritizes constant quality improvement to improve outcomes.

Our commitment to quality and evidence-based care was recognized by the Texas Hospital Association who awarded Dell Children’s Spine Deformity Program the 2020 Bill Aston Award for Quality. The Bill Ashton Award for Quality honors hospitals’ measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through the sustained implementation of national and/or state evidence-based patient care initiatives.

Advanced technology

Dell Children’s Spine offers the most advanced imaging technologies, including EOS low dose radiation 2D/3D X-ray imaging, preoperative 3D printing of complex deformities, and intraoperative CT-guided surgical navigation techniques. These advanced technologies allow for the safest and most effective care.

Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care is safe care. At Dell Children’s Medical Center, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe while your child is receiving care in our Emergency Departments, hospitals, doctor’s offices and outpatient centers. We have strong safety precautions in place — such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available. We routinely perform rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect all areas of our facilities. We are fully committed to you and your child’s safety while your family is in our care.

Get a second opinion on your child’s treatment plan

We understand there is a lot to think about when it comes to your child’s spine condition and treatment plan. Getting a second opinion provides more information to help you make your decision and increase your confidence in your child’s care plan.

If you’re looking for a second opinion, Dell Children’s Spine is here for you. Our team can help ensure your child is receiving the care that’s right for them.