Scoliosis surgery in children: Approach to Care
Expert neurosurgeons at the UF Health Spine Program perform virtually every type of spinal decompressive and reconstructive surgery.
Disorders treated include cervical, thoracic and lumbar disc disease, spinal tumors, spinal cord tumors, craniocervical junction anomalies, fractures and a variety of degenerative spinal diseases.
The UF Health neurosurgery team has helped to develop and perfect a variety of spinal techniques. Recent developments include minimally invasive spinal surgery (frequently performed on an outpatient basis), morphine pumps for benign pain, baclofen infusion pumps for spasticity and computer guided spinal surgery.
Types of Spinal Cord Surgeries
Over 1000 spinal surgery cases are performed annually by our faculty.
- Cervical herniated disc
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Scoliosis and Kyphotic Deformities
- Spinal fractures
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal cord tumors
- Spinal cord injury
Sharon Meeks has spent her life taking care of her family. She and her husband were married for 55 years. They raised three children and worked hard on their 107-acre cattle farm in central Florida. Hearing Sharon’s story, you might never guess that she was plagued with adult scoliosis for more than a decade.
- If you’ve had spine surgery here is a guide to your postoperative care (PDF)
- Patient safety is a priority at UF Health. Our goal is to ensure all medical care is delivered in the safest environment possible. Please read A Patient’s Guide to Reduce the Risk of Surgical Site Infections
Learn More about spinal surgery
- Contact 352.273.9000 for more information.