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.

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    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


    Choose Sheba for

    Scoliosis Surgery?

    Specialist Experience with Complex Cases

    We perform over 1,200 neurosurgical procedures annually.

    Internationally Renowned

    Full accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard for international healthcare institutions.

    Comprehensive Treatment

    Thorough evaluations and total care, considering the physical and mental needs and rehabilitation of our young patients.

    Advanced Technologies

    Progressive surgical techniques and the latest medical equipment.

    Customized Procedures

    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

    Sheba Medical Center sets the standard for excellence in patient-focused care. Recently, Newsweek included Sheba on their prestigious list of the Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide. This endorsement recognizes Sheba as a leading force in medical science and biotechnological innovation – maximizing the latest technologies while always providing holistic, outstanding healthcare. Sheba is strongly committed to delivering personalized, expert medicine to everyone from all over the world.

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    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.

    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.

    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 the International Medical Tourism Division 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.

    Sheba Medical Center

    Tailor-made medicine

    Surgery for scoliosis can prevent serious disabilities and improve your child’s quality of life. To learn more about spinal curvature surgery at Sheba, contact us to book a consultation. Fill in the form below or call as at +972-77-9966905

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