Patient Stories

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 >

Kathleen | Patient thanks Dr. Vitale for leg treatment

Thank you so much for the wonderful job done on my leg. You have a great heart, and I admire your talents. I am looking forward to speedy healing. Thank you so much for sharing your light. MORE >

Meghan G. | Young patient returns from school after treatment

In two weeks time, she was at the beach looking for shells, climbing a lighthouse and in the ocean (supervised and when the ocean wasn’t rough). She was also able to start school that week on time, 2nd grade. With the help of her pillow, she was able to make it through the whole day. MORE >

Gabriella M. | Infant Born with Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia

He was looking at her quality of life overall. He saw a whole person. He didn't just see a leg that's broken, "let's try to fix it" or "let's amputate it." He was really looking at the whole person, and that, to me, was very important. MORE >

Hagar M. | Trials and treatment of scoliosis

Let me just start by saying Dr. Vitale is an expert in his field, every question I had was answered and every worry I had would be gone by the time I left his office. Dr. Vitale took the initiative in telling my family and I that wearing the brace was no longer helping me and that we needed to ... MORE >