July 17, 2023

Greta’s Heroic Journey Video

Dr. Vitale's Scoliosis Treatments Focus on a Better Quality of Life

“Since I was five, Dr. Vitale and the Och Spine Team have been real-life heroes to me.” —Greta

“Greta is a straight-A student, plays piano, and loves to dance, but she was born with a condition that caused her spine to curve and stopped her lungs from functioning. Our Och Spine Team and NewYork-Presbyterian performed a series of major surgeries to correct her severe scoliosis. Most recently, we performed a spinal fusion to straighten the curve in her spine, which allows her to live a fuller life.” —Dr. Michael Vitale

Greta's Inspirational Video

“I’m finding the ability in disability” —Greta