The Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has dedicated scoliosis experts that will work with you and your family to determine the best treatment option that meets your individual needs, including the latest minimally invasive surgical options.
Scoliosis surgery is complex and therefore, there are important risks to consider. Your surgeon, who is an expert in complex spinal surgery, will discuss these risks with you prior to your surgery. Every patient is different, but common known risks are the following:
Spinal surgery can take a toll on your emotional & physical well-being. You should speak with your surgeon regarding any concerns you may have as this will help your surgeon to develop a better treatment plan with you to meet all your needs. Here are some things to think about:
Your surgeon will review with you what to expect after your surgery ranging from diet to incision care to pain control. Since every patient is different, it is important to discuss your individual treatment plan with the care team prior to surgery so you can mentally and physically prepare
Our multidisciplinary team with deep expertise in treating scoliosis includes:
To schedule an appointment with a physician in the Adult Scoliosis Surgery Program, please contact our Patient Coordinator at (617) 732-6600. We see new patients with a scoliosis diagnosis as soon as the next business day.
If you are a physician seeking to refer a patient to the Adult Scoliosis Surgery Program, please call (617) 732-6600 or you can access our physicians’ office phone numbers. To contact one of our physicians with a question, patient referral or second opinion, you may also email: BWHNeurosurgery@partners.org.