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Pediatric Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Clinic

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Dr. Ali Baaj, Dr. Kai-Ming Fu, and Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield of the Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program

The Pediatric Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center is dedicated to providing young patients with the advanced diagnostics and surgical interventions they need. Children with a wide range of spinal deformities – including scoliosis, cranio-cervical deformities, complex Chiari malformations, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis – are evaluated by multiple neurosurgeons for a complete understanding of their condition and treatment options.

Spinal neurosurgeons bring specialized expertise in all conditions affecting the spinal column, spinal cord, and vertebrae. Children with spinal deformities benefit from the advanced training and surgical skills these experts have to offer for patients with disorders of the central nervous system. Spinal neurosurgeons are skilled not just in the skeletal aspects of a spinal deformity, but also the complex interplay of nerves and discs that influence a spine condition.

Pediatric neurosurgeons are specially trained in treating children from infancy through young adulthood, and have advanced skills in correcting brain and spine conditions in young patients. They understand that children are not simply miniature adults – they have physical, emotional, and cognitive needs that are different than those of adult patients. Kids who are still growing need to be treated throughout their maturation process, and our pediatric neurosurgeons have special expertise in the transitional stages from childhood through adulthood.

Together, our spine neurosurgeons and pediatric neurosurgeons provide the diagnostic and surgical expertise children with spinal deformities need. Children are seen by both experts at a single appointment for the convenience of families.

Our team also recognizes the vital role that parents, siblings, and other family members play in caring for a child with a spine condition.  We approach each child and each family as unique, and provide the comprehensive and compassionate care that every child deserves.

Use our online form to Request an Appointment, or call 212-746-2363 for more information.