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“What to Expect: Your Child’s Spine Surgery”




What to Expect: Your Child's Spine Surgery Summary

Dear Parent,

This book contains information that will help guide and prepare you for your child’s upcoming spine surgery. Your primary care provider and any other doctors that care for your child may also be interested in some of this material, so feel free to share it with them.

Our spine service here at New York-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (MSCHONY) is one of the top programs in the country. Our clinical and academic expertise are second to none. We have a broad experience taking care of children with spinal deformities ranging from the otherwise well teenager with idiopathic scoliosis to the medically complicated child with underlying neuromuscular problems. We have used this experience to develop best practice guidelines, many of which are used nationally, that help us deliver the safest and best experience for you and your child.

MSCHONY is the major children’s hospital in the tri-state area and offers a multidisciplinary approach to care. Your child will benefit from a range of nationally recognized pediatric care providers including Anesthesiology/ Pain Service, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Child Life, Nurse Practitioners and more. Our team treats hundreds of surgical spine patients every year and that expertise leads to improved outcomes, like having one of the lowest infection rates in the country.

Our goal is to deliver the safest and best experience for your child and family during what we know is a difficult time. We thank you for entrusting your child’s care in our hands, and we are always available to answer any further questions.


Doctors Michael G. Vitale, David P. Roye, Benjamin D. Roye, and Joshua E. Hyman

ColumbiaDoctors | Pediatric Orthopedics


Product Details

Product Format: Paperback
Trim Size: 8.5 x 11"
Pages: 50