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Spinal Deformity Center

Various sections of the spine have some degree of natural curvature. However, because of age-related degeneration, congenital abnormalities or neuromuscular disease, the spine can become abnormally curved, causing a deformity.

This abnormal curvature may be only slightly noticeable in the beginning, but it can worsen over time, causing pain and many other unpleasant symptoms. The specialists at the Spinal Deformity Center can evaluate and help manage all types of spinal deformities to minimize any long-term problems for children and adults.

Spinal Deformities We Treat

  • Increased forward curvature (kyphosis)
  • Increased sideways curvature (scoliosis)
  • Loss of curvature (flat-back syndrome)

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Surgery for Spinal Deformity

Most people who have one of these conditions won’t need surgery. However, if your curve keeps worsening, or if you experience neurological symptoms or significant back and lower extremity pain, you might benefit from surgery.

The goals of spinal deformity surgery are to alleviate symptoms and, for patients healthy enough for large-deformity operations, correct the deformity.

Our center, led by Daniel Sciubba, M.D., has decades of experience evaluating and treating spinal deformity, and our experts use the latest instrumentation and bone fusion technologies to optimize surgical outcomes. The neurosurgical team offers minimally invasive approaches and open deformity correction procedures.

 

Our Spinal Deformity Specialists

Photo of Dr. Ali Bydon, M.D.

Bydon, Ali, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Back Disorders, Back Injuries, Back Pain, Basilar Impression, Basilar Invagination, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Cavernous Angioma, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spine Deformity, Cervical Spine Disease, Cervical Spine Revision Surgery, Cervical Spine Trauma, Cervical Spondylosis, Chiari Malformations, Chondrosarcoma, Chordomas, Complex Cervical Spine Reconstruction Surgery, Complex Spinal Reconstructions, Cranio-cervical Junction Pathology, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Disc Pain, Hemangioblastoma, Hemangiomas, Kyphosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Myxopapillary Ependymoma, Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurosurgery, Osteoblastoma, Radiculopathy, Sacral Tumors, Sarcoma, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Malformation, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Dural Fistula, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Infection, Spinal Instability, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Metastases, Spinal Neurofibroma, Spinal Pain, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis, Thoracic Disc Herniation, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)
 
Photo of Dr. Sheng-Fu Larry Lo, M.D., M.H.S.

Lo, Sheng-Fu Larry, M.D., M.H.S.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Back Disorders, Back Injuries, Back Pain, Cavernous Malformations, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Spine Trauma, Cervical Spondylosis, Chondrosarcoma, Chordomas, Complex Spinal Reconstructions, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Herniated Disc, Kyphosis, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Sacral Tumors, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis
 
Photo of Dr. Daniel Michael Sciubba, M.D.

Sciubba, Daniel Michael, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Basilar Invagination, Cavernous Angioma, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spine Deformity, Chondrosarcoma, Chordomas, Cranio-cervical Junction Pathology, Flat-Back Deformity, Giant Cell Tumor, Hemangioblastoma, Kyphosis, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Myxopapillary Ependymoma, Neck Cancer, Neck Masses, Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurosurgery, Osteoblastoma, Osteoid Osteoma, Sacral Tumors, Sarcoma, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Cord Malformation, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Instability, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Metastases, Spinal Neurofibroma, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis
 
Photo of Dr. Nicholas Theodore, M.D., M.S.

Theodore, Nicholas, M.D., M.S.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Back Disorders, Back Injuries, Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Chiari Malformations, Complex Spinal Reconstructions, Congenital Spine Disorders, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Neurosurgery, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Trauma
 
Photo of Dr. Timothy Francis Witham, M.D.

Witham, Timothy Francis, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Back Disorders, Back Pain, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Cavernous Angioma, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spine Trauma, Cervical Spondylosis, Chiari Malformations, Chordomas, Chrondrosarcoma, Complex Cervical Spine Reconstruction Surgery, Complex Spinal Reconstructions, Cranio-cervical Junction Pathology, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Disc Pain, Giant Cell Tumor, Hemangioblastoma, Hemangiomas, Kyphosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Myxopapillary Ependymoma, Neck Pain, Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, Osteoblastoma, Osteoid Osteoma, Radiculopathy, Sacral Tumors, Sarcoma, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Malformation, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Dural Fistula, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Infection, Spinal Instability, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Metastases, Spinal Neurofibroma, Spinal Pain, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis, Thoracic Disc Herniation
 
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