Jun 20, 2020
This is is the place to be for scoliosis and treatment.
My daughter just had her one year post op visit for a fusion of a large lumbar curve T2-L4. She is doing great, cannot say enough good things about the entire hospital, the post op experience, Dr. Vitale and Amber. This is is the place to be for scoliosis and treatment. —Carmen N.Read Less >
Mar 03, 2020
Great pediatric orthopedic surgeon and a nice guy!
Great pediatric orthopedic surgeon and a nice guy! —Jane L.Read Less >
Jun 24, 2018
We are happy to share a great doctor!
Dr. Vitals makes you feel very comfortable. He explains everything and makes things clear. I am 6 months post-op and I have never felt better. A friend of mine recommended me Dr. Vitale and seeing how great he was doing made me without hesitation make an appointment. This is my friend and I enjoying our CTEC graduation. We are happy to share a great doctor! —Nahomy T.Read Less >
Mar 30, 2018
We highly recommend Dr. Vitale to everyone.
Dr. Vitale is the best pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He operated on my daughter who had a severe scoliosis. Her back looks nice and straight now. Dr. Vitale’s surgical skills are superior. We will be forever grateful to him. We highly recommend Dr. Vitale to everyone. Thank you so much Dr. Vitale! You are a great surgeon and an amazing person! —Lyudmila M.Read Less >
Apr 19, 2017
On the day of the operation my daughter was not anxious or fearful.
Dr. Vitale operated on my 15-year-old daughter in October. From the very first visit my husband, daughter and I were very comfortable talking to Dr. Vitale. One of the things that impressed me about Dr. Vitale was that he talked to my daughter directly about the surgery and treated her with respect. He discussed with her any concerns she had about the operation and took his time answering her questions. As a result, on the day of the operation my daughter was not anxious or fearful. His office staff were a great help arranging the surgery, which made the admission process seemless. My daughter’s operation was a success, and her recovery went extremely well. I believe that Dr. Vitale is a compassionate doctor and really cares about his patients. —Donna F.Read Less >
Mar 10, 2017
His expertise and compassion are like nothing I have seen before.
Dr. Vitale has treated my daughter for 18 years. His expertise and compassion are like nothing I have seen before. Dr. Vitale treats the whole person and not just a disease or injury. He utilizes the best treatment options, while taking into account his patients’ quality of life. Without a doubt, Dr. Vitale genuinely cares about his patients. My daughter would not be the active, strong person she is today without Dr. Vitale. —Michele D.
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Jun 30, 2020
This is the place to be for scoliosis treatment, hands down.
Just had our one-year post op visit for a large lumbar fusion, T2-L4 for our 14-year-old daughter. Everything is great. Dr. Vitale, Dr. I, Amber and the entire staff at Columbia Morgan Stanley are second to none. Highly recommend. This is the place to be for scoliosis treatment, hands down. —Tommy D.Read Less >
Jul 30, 2019
Dr. Vitale did an excellent job helping my son improve his quality of life.
My son had severe scoliosis for years. Three years ago, Dylan had surgery with Doctor Michael G. Vitale. Dylan had a fast recovery without any problems. Doctor Vitale did an excellent job helping my son improve his quality of life. Doctor Vitale is very knowledgeable, caring and professional. —Leonardo M.Read Less >
Jun 20, 2019
Dr. Vitale is the best pediatric orthopedist.
Dr. Vitale is the best pediatric orthopedist. My daughter had a severe scoliosis. I did an extensive research and found out that Dr. Vitale was the leader in scoliosis surgery. We made an appointment to see him and I noticed right away that Dr. Vitale is very knowledgeable and very kind and sincere. He performed a successful surgery on my daughter Brianna in March of 2018 and we are forever grateful to him. He’s not only the greatest pediatric orthopedic surgeon, he is a wonderful person too. He is so caring and compassionate. Kids love him. My daughter can’t wait for her follow-up appointments. We highly recommend Dr. Vitale to everyone. —Lyudmila M.Read Less >
Jun 14, 2019
She has no pain right now and her posture is terrific.
Dr. Vitale and his entire team are amazing! My 13-year-old daughter had spinal fusion surgery (T-4 to L-3) on Jan 8, 2020 to correct her scoliosis and her pain. She has no pain right now and her posture is terrific. I would recommend him to anyone! —Laurie G.Read Less >
May 17, 2019
When he left the hospital they armed us with everything we needed to transition to home care.
Dr. Vitale is an outstanding and experienced surgeon who puts the child and parents at ease. My 15-year-old son had scoliosis, and Dr. Vitale didn’t rush to surgery. He monitored my son for a year, until it was unavoidable to have surgery. He was patient (even when we weren’t), and caring. What I love about Dr. Vitale is the fact that he specializes in pediatric patients, understands their nuances, he speaks directly to them and LISTENS! They are treated as the most important person in the room, and he doesn’t discard their anxiety and feedback.
I know Dr. Vitale, from a clinical perspective, is the best at what he does. I am not a physician, but I know that spinal surgery of any kind is a delicate and complicated procedure. The care that my son received was exceptional. The protocol that Dr. Vitale and his team has in place, takes you on a journey of answering all your questions. They have taken into account the WHATS, THE WHERES and THE HOWS. All of your questions will be answered before and after the procedure. Their team is outstanding, Amber is his right-hand person, and she knows her stuff. I cannot say enough about Dr. Vitale’s surgical and nursing team. They were so attentive to my son, and when he left the hospital they armed us with everything we needed to transition to home care. They called, we called when we had questions and we were never left alone.
I strongly recommend Dr.Vitale! He is amazing or else I won’t leave such a long and detailed review. You will be in gifted hands! —Karen B.Read Less >
May 10, 2019
I honestly cannot believe what an unbelievable group this is to work with…
I honestly cannot believe what an unbelievable group this is to work with… They tell you exactly what to expect and help in any possible way they can. —Victor LascariRead Less >
Feb 17, 2020
Dr. Vitale and his team are amazing!
Dr. Vitale and his team are amazing! My 13-year-old daughter just had spinal fusion surgery (T-4- L-3) on January 8, 2020 to correct her scoliosis and her pain. She is feeling great and has no pain. Her posture is terrific! I would recommend him to anyone!! —LaurieRead Less >
Jan 08, 2020
Dr. Vitale has a fantastic bedside manner, is very knowledgeable
Dr. Vitale has a fantastic bedside manner, is very knowledgeable and corrected my daughter’s painful scoliosis. His staff is exceptionally kind as well.Read Less >
Sep 30, 2019
You will not regret your decision.
Dr. Vitale performed spinal surgery to correct my 15 year old son’s scoliosis in July, 2019. The surgery was a success and my son is already playing basketball! It’s incredible. Dr. Vitale is an outstanding and talented surgeon, who is caring, patient and thorough. His excellent bedside manner relieves all the stress and anxiety for both his pediatric patients and their parents. I highly recommend him and outstanding staff. They don’t leave any stone unturned. Dr. Vitale is a first class surgeon and man. As a patient researching many doctors for such a delicate surgery, you have many choices, but stop your search with Dr. Vitale. You will not regret your decision. —Karen B.Read Less >
Aug 07, 2019
We would highly recommend Dr. Vitale and his staff!
My teenage son had spinal fusion from T2-L3 in 2017 and is doing great! Dr. Vitale did an amazing job—his posture is beautiful now, he has no activity restrictions, and he is pain-free. We would highly recommend Dr. Vitale and his staff!Read Less >
Jul 07, 2019
My daughter’s Spinal Fusion surgery went wonderfully.
I found Dr. Vitale to be amazing! My daughter’s Spinal Fusion surgery went wonderfully, and her curvature has been corrected to almost perfect. He is knowledgeable and experienced and we have recommended him to at least two other patients. —Rosemary B.Read Less >
Apr 20, 2017
Dr. Vitale is an amazing human being and an incredibly talented surgeon.
Dr. Vitale is an amazing human being and an incredibly talented surgeon. He really cares about his patients, their feelings and apprehensions. My daughter, Zara, is one of his patients. She was very against the surgery that she desperately needed for scoliosis. After meeting with Dr. Vitale she felt at ease and said to me on the way out of his office, “Dad, is it weird that I am looking forward to having this surgery?” The surgery was a great success and she has no limitations at all. Amazing! —Peter F.Read Less >
Apr 15, 2017
From the first visit with our daughter I knew we were in the best hands.
Amazing doctor, great staff. Worth the wait to see them. From the first visit with our daughter I knew we were in the best hands. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else. —MastroeniRead Less >
Jul 07, 2016
She is perfect and JUMPING HORSES thanks to Dr. Vitale!
Dr. Vitale is an incredible Doctor and surgeon! The surgery he performed on my daughter’s back was incredibly successful! She is perfect and JUMPING HORSES thanks to Dr. Vitale! —JessicaRead Less >
Feb 12, 2016
Dr. Vitale is an expert in his field yet remains conservative with treatment.
We have been patients of Dr. Vitale for the past 8 yrs. Our experience in the office, whether it be to schedule appointments, checking in with Isabelle, meeting with Anne for our initial office check and notes, conferring with Amber about our current situation and for follow-ups, scheduling surgeries with Aida or consulting with Dr. Vitale, has been nothing but stellar. Dr. Vitale is an expert in his field yet remains conservative with treatment. He spends as much time as needed with us each visit. —from patient in New JerseyRead Less >
Dec 18, 2015
I have not experienced the same level of care with any other doctor.
Dr. Vitale and his team are caring and thorough. His team works to ensure my son’s comfort and ease during each appointment. I have not experienced the same level of care with any other doctor. —MikeRead Less >
Oct 15, 2018
I saw Dr. Vitale after having 3 spinal fusions that were all failed fusions. Dr. Vitale knew exactly what the problem was and what needed to be done. He worked with Dr. Lehman, and they did my surgery together, and it was successful! He checked in on me and actually spoke to me on the phone many times (since I do not live locally). Very kind and knowledgeable! —Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Mar 02, 2016
After seeing the Doctor and his staff, and how many patients they treat, and how WELL they treat all of them—I’d wait three hours if it was necessary. Unbelievable staff. Never been involved in a medical practice that runs this smoothly and has so many truly kind and knowledgeable people who actually do what they say they are going to do. Thank You!!! —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Feb 04, 2016
Parent—I cannot thank Dr. Vitale enough for giving my boys the chance to be independent.
Dr. Vitale has been an excellent doctor to both my boys. My boys have a skeletal disorder and bowing of the long bones of the arms and legs. I saw many orthopedic doctors but none wanted to help. When I met Dr. Vitale, he was very informative and confident. Both my boys have been operated on by Dr. Vitale, and the procedures have been very successful. I cannot thank Dr. Vitale enough for giving my boys the chance to be independent and helping them to lead a normal life. I would definitely recommend Dr. Vitale. —Self-verified Patients of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Jan 31, 2016
He takes the time to explain things to children, on a level they can understand.
Dr. Vitale has treated my daughter for over 13 years. Without his dedication and progressive approach to treatment, she would have lost her right leg. Dr. Vitale genuinely cares for his patients’ well being and quality of life. He has excellent bedside manner and is very patient with children of all ages. He takes the time to explain things to children, on a level they can understand. Even when topics such as surgery have come up, he has always been able to talk to my daughter in a manner that made it less frightening. On surgery days, my daughter and our family have always felt a level of comfort knowing she is in the best hands. Dr. Vitale is always on top of the newest and best treatment modalities even for the most rare conditions. He also always takes the time to answer all of our questions. my daughter would not have the productive, active life she has without Dr Vitale. I cannot say enough positive things about him, his PA, Amber, and the entire office and hospital staff. —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Aug 27, 2015
He is the best at what he does, very progressive in his approach…
We love Dr. Vitale. He is the best at what he does, very progressive in his approach, and is wonderful with our daughter as well. We are so thankful that we are under his care. —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Aug 15, 2015
We were very happy with the care my daughter received from Dr. Vitale and his staff. We were not expecting to have to undergo scoliosis surgery, but when we realized that it was necessary, we moved ahead with confidence. Members of his staff scheduled the necessary pre-op tests, bloodwork, etc. for us; and since we were coming in from Long Island, they made sure our appointments were all in the same day and well spaced apart. The surgery itself went very well. Dr. Vitale personally came out afterward to assure us that our daughter was fine and that the surgery was a success. During our hospital stay, we were well attended by the doctor, his residents, a pain management team, the anesthesiologists, and physical therapists.
We were given clear instructions when we were sent home, and any questions that arose were answered through the patient portal within a day or so via email. The 10 day and 5 week followup appointments were conducted with the same efficiency and caring as was our first. The prospect of surgery is very daunting, but Dr. Vitale and his staff made the experience go so smoothly. We are very happy to recommend his expertise to anyone. —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Aug 05, 2015
Best Doctor Ever!
Dr. Vitale took such excellent care of my daughter. He was very patient with me and wonderful to my daughter. I am truly happy that we found Dr. Vitale and extremely grateful for his genuine compassionate care and concern. I have recommended him over and over again within our support group! Also, I rave about him to our pediatrician so that he knows that Dr. Vitale is the right choice for his orthopedic referrals. —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Jun 16, 2015
Dr. Vitale SAVED my little boy’s life!
May 02, 2015
My daughter has been a scoliosis patient of Dr. Vitale for five years. We had seen three other orthopedic surgeons for opinions, but we chose Dr. Vitale because—besides being a leader in his field—he is always so kind and patient. I have recommended him to numerous families, who are just as happy him. —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Nov 20, 2012
One of the Best.
Dr. Vitale is a leader in his field and dedicated to helping children. He is approachable, kind, amazing with kids. In addition to being an excellent surgeon, he is often asked to travel all over the world to share his ground breaking research/perspectives with other leading orthopedics. We wouldn’t go to anyone else or recommend anyone else. —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >
Jul 24, 2012
Five Stars: My daughter had 2 surgeries with him and he is excellent.
My daughter had 2 surgeries with him, and he is excellent. Would recommend him for peds—great bedside manner with kids. —Self-verified Patient of Dr. Michael G. VitaleRead Less >