Scoliosis Surgery in Children
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that usually appears just before puberty in children. Most of the time, scoliosis is mild, but sometimes the spinal deformities continue to deteriorate as the child grows – which can be disabling. At Sheba Medical Center in Israel, we offer cutting-edge surgery for scoliosis that can stop the progression of the curve or correct it fully. In our Spine Deformity Unit, Sheba’s pediatric specialists collaborate to provide precise diagnoses and advanced spinal curvature surgeries for scoliosis in children.
Types of Scoliosis Surgery at Sheba
Surgeons at Sheba’s Spine Deformity Unit perform over 250 surgical procedures yearly, and we are one of the most experienced facilities in treating scoliosis in Israel.
We offer the following types of surgery for scoliosis in children:
- Minimally invasive
- Spinal fusion
- In-situ fusion
- Spinal fusion with instrumentation
- Hemivertebra removal
- Magnetically controlled growing rods
- Vertebral body tethering or fusionless scoliosis correction
Why Choose Sheba for Scoliosis Surgery?
Specialist Experience with Complex Cases
We perform over 1,200 neurosurgical procedures annually.
Full accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard for international healthcare institutions.
Thorough evaluations and total care, considering the physical and mental needs and rehabilitation of our young patients.
Progressive surgical techniques and the latest medical equipment.
Personalized therapies to help every child avoid invasive surgery or suffer from pain or major disability.
Our pediatric specialists are highly qualified, with training in premier medical centers around the world.
Sheba – Ranked In The Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide
Postoperative Care & Rehabilitation
Following surgery for scoliosis, your child’s spine should show improvement, yet it generally takes at least three months for the spinal bones to fuse properly, and it can take up to two years for them to fuse completely. Our dedicated team at Sheba Medical Center will attend to your child throughout the entire process, providing long-term rehabilitation treatment as needed. Our Pediatric Rehabilitation Department offers an unparalleled standard of care, including physiotherapy, psychological therapy, neuropsychological assessments, speech therapy, and hydrotherapy.
Meet the Director
Alon Friedlander, MD.
Director, Spine Deformity Unit
Dr. Friedlander received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and completed his residency in Orthopedics at Sheba Medical Center. He is an expert in surgical procedures and treatments for scoliosis in children and adolescents, primary and secondary spinal tumors, spinal stenosis, front and back fixation, and slipped discs – using both minimally invasive spine surgery and open techniques. Dr. Friedlander treats orthopedic injuries for the special units in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), elite soccer team injuries, and knee injuries for the Spartak Basketball Club in Moscow. He is on the Forbes list as one of the best doctors of Israel.Read More
Holistic Approach to Healing
We are guided by a compassionate and integrative approach to treating our young patients. A multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists join together to ensure that all parts of the body’s healing process are considered. In addition, we assign a personal coordinator from Global patient services to every patient’s family. This coordinator is dedicated to helping you and your child progress smoothly through every step of your treatment program at Sheba.
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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.
We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.
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