Patient Stories

Starla M. | Starla M. | Active Patient with a Brace

[gallery ids="1616,1617,1618,1620,1619,1621"] Starla was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 5.  She is very active.  Here in these photos she shares with us her success in Tae Kwon Do and a calendar which featured her artwork on the cover.  She has been in this calendar for two years in a row, 2017 and 2018.  She has spoken at our Non operative treatment ... MORE >

Arlene | Your comfort and reassurance during a very difficult time was priceless

Dear Dr. Vitale, I can't thank you enough for what you've done for Samantha. Your comfort and reassurance during a very difficult time was priceless. After many opinions, I knew I found the "best" doctor. I will never forget what you did for Samantha. Sincerely, Arlene MORE >

Anonymous Patient | You rock, Dr. Vitale!

This creative drawing was sent to us by a patient. Thank you! MORE >

Evelyn | You are an amazing doctor!

Dear Dr. Vitale, Thank you so much for treating my scoliosis! Even though the brace did not work for me, I am so glad that I decided to get the surgery. Finally, thank you very much for all the support, encouragement and consideration you gave me! You are an amazing doctor! With gratitude, Evelyn :) MORE >

Peri | Thank you for making me taller and straighter

Thank you so much for making me taller and straighter. You are the best doctor in the world. You are so sweet and kind. Love, Peri MORE >

Elena | Thank You, Dr. Vitale

Thank you, Dr. Vitale, for making my back feel better! From, Elena MORE >

Brittney | So grateful for all of the support

Dear Dr. Vitale, Thank you for the great care you took of me before, during and after my surgery. Thank you for being there every "step" of the way as I conquer yet another obstacle or "mountain." So grateful for all of the support—I WILL succeed! You have been a wonderful and amazing doctor! Love and thanks, Brittney XOXOXO   MORE >

Kate S. | Dr. Vitale suggests alternatives to surgery for athlete

At the age of thirteen, I was diagnosed with a 51 degree thoracic curve and a 37 degree lumbar curve. I was an athlete before my diagnosis and I am still an athlete today. I visited six surgeons for multiple "second opinions" and was told by almost every one of them that I should consider surgery within three to six ... MORE >

Emma M. | Patient treated for severe scoliosis

Dear Dr. Vitale,
You have provided me with the most incredible gift. I will always be thankful for what you have done for me. This spine drawing is just a small token of my appreciation. I really enjoyed... MORE >

Samantha P. | Story from competitive dancer after treatment for scoliosis

As a mom, the thought of what my child would endure physically and emotionally was terrifying. It was even more devastating for an active girl who is a competitive dancer. We knew she would have to take a hiatus from her dance training and there was an uncertainty of her flexibility and fluidity when she would dance again. MORE >