Tag: spine surgery

Greta—Helping Other Find the “Ability” in “Disability”

Posted on March 08, 2023

Greta Baier, 14, lives with a rare muscle disease called nemaline myopathy and has undergone three major spine surgeries to correct severe scoliosis. Yet none of that has stopped her from being an advocate for the disabled. In many ways, Greta ... Read More

Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics: Exercising Due Diligence with New Technologies in Spine Surgery

Posted on January 10, 2023

The practice of spine surgery is undergoing a transformation due to advances in technology, such as robotics and navigation systems, that have been developed to augment the skills of spine surgeons. While technologies that can improve outcomes are certainly a ... Read More

First Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month Announced by S3P

Posted on February 11, 2021

The Safety in Spine Surgery Project is pleased to announce the First Annual Safety in Spine Surgery month, taking place in April of 2021. The goal of this project is to improve safety in spine surgery by sharing guidelines, techniques, ... Read More


Posted on August 12, 2020

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Surgical Treatments for Scoliosis

Posted on August 11, 2020

Please click below for information about surgical treatments that Dr. Vitale employs: Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT) Before & After Examples Of Commonly Performed Scoliosis Surgeries Growing Rods MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spine and Scoliosis Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation VEPTR ... Read More

“Value-Based Approaches to Spine Care: Sustainable Practices in an Era of Over-Utilization”

Posted on July 15, 2020

  [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]   Value-Based Approaches to Spine Care: Sustainable Practices in an Era of Over-Utilization—Summary Unsustainable healthcare costs and sophisticated predictive modeling based on large-scale medical data is rapidly changing models of healthcare delivery. The shift towards a value-based, consumer-driven industry has created ... Read More

Dr. Vitale, Chair, Safety in Spine Surgery Summit

Posted on November 18, 2016

Dr. Vitale, Chair, Safety in Spine Surgery Summit, an important meeting about safety in spine surgery. Spine surgeons, members of spine surgery teams, OR directors, hospital executives and more attend the Safety in Spine Surgery Summit to learn about the numerous ... Read More

Your Child’s Spine Surgery

Posted on October 27, 2016

What to Expect Dear Parent, Here is a link to an information book that will help you plan spine surgery for your child.  Please review the information and discuss with your Primary Care Provider and any specialists your child sees. We are extremely ... Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale, Pediatric Orthopedics, featured in the Columbia Orthopedics Newsletter – ISSUE 10

Posted on October 20, 2016

Get to know the faculty — Dr. Michael Vitale, Pediatric Orthopedics: Do you have a role model or mentor and if so, who? I have been fortunate to have many role models. Very early, my father, a still-practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon, modeled for ... Read More