Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital
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Surgery for Scoliosis

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The Division of Pediatric Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, focuses on spinal disorders and scoliosis of the spine. Scoliosis, or the curving of the spine to the right or left, can be extremely painful when it develops in children. It is important that scoliosis is detected early on and treated accordingly to minimize back pain and prevent the condition from developing further. In addition to the orthopedic experts at Nicklaus Children’s the spine team consists of dedicated anesthesiologists and a spinal cord monitoring team which continually monitors brain, spinal cord, and nerve function during surgery.

The division of spinal surgery, under the direction of Dr. Harry Shufflebarger, has achieved national and international prominence in scoliosis surgery and treating all types of spinal disorders. More pediatric spinal fusion procedures are provided at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, than any hospital in Florida. Dr. Shufflebarger remains active in presentations at local, national and international meetings and has authored over 15 textbook chapters, published in excess of 50 scientific articles, and delivered hundreds of scientific presentations around the world dealing with scoliosis of the spine and spinal disorders.

Best Children's Hospitals Our program is also nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best pediatric orthopedics programs.


For more information about Scoliosis Surgery and Spinal Disorders at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, or to make an appointment, please call (305) 662-8366.