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Congenital Scoliosis

Spine surgery can dramatically improve congenital scoliosis, but it can be a stressful experience for the child and his or her family.

At Southwest Scoliosis Institute, we offer a wealth of resources about how to prepare your child for surgery, what to expect during surgery and specific ways we make safety a top priority.

Surgical options for congenital scoliosis

The most common surgical treatments for congenital scoliosis are implanting growing rods and spinal fusion. The determination of which surgery is right for your child will depend on your child’s age and skeletal maturity, along with a host of medical considerations. Our orthopedic physicians take the time to review with you all the options so you can make an informed decision.

“It’s serious surgery, so it’s critically important that we sit down with patients and their families to explain the risks and benefits of each procedure,” Dr Hostin explains. “I spend significant time in preoperative conversations discussing the risks, the benefits, the possibilities, and what my own personal experience has been over the last 15 years. My goal is to make sure the individual or parent who opts for surgery has a complete understanding of the risks and the intended outcome.”

If your child has other health issues — such as heart, lung or kidney problems — our orthopedic team works with experts from cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology and other specialists to determine the order in which medical issues should be addressed. Our team is with you every step of the way.

If you think your child may suffer from scoliosis, call 214-556-0565 to make an appointment to discuss the treatment options we offer.