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Scoliosis

Baylor Scoliosis Center

Plano, Texas Location 1.888.781.5558

Fort Worth, Texas Location 817.922.2880

 
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Scoliosis Surgery 

Scoliosis surgery is a very serious procedure. We spend significant time in pre-operative conversations discussing the risks, the benefits, the possibilities and what our personal experiences have been.

Our goal is to have the patient who opts for surgery have a complete understanding of the risks and the intended outcome.

The Baylor Scoliosis Center is one of the few facilities in the nation equipped to offer spinal reconstructive surgery and revision surgery. These complex and delicate operations involve surgically aligning the malformed segments of the spine and fusing them in the correct positions. Spine reconstructive procedure has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for the majority of patients. The operation length varies depending on the type and magnitude of spinal deformity, but generally takes longer in the adult population with procedures sometimes taking as long as 6 or 7 hours.

Sometimes, adults may need one procedure done from the front and one from the back of the spine. This can usually be done in a single combination operation but other times it is best to separate the process into two procedures.

Spine Implants

Information regarding the instrumentation that is placed in you during surgery is maintained in an instrumentation log in your medical record at the Baylor Scoliosis Center. The manufacturer information and all related information regarding your specific instrumentation are maintained by our office. If you have questions regarding your instrumentation, please contact us at 972.985.2797.