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CHOC features some of the most advanced orthopaedic technologies available while providing children the comforts of specialized pediatric care.
The pediatric Brain and Spine Tumors Program at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC is a team of highly trained, multidisciplinary neuro-oncology specialists.
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine is curved in either an "s" or "c" shape. If caught early, it can be treated with a bracing program.
Scoliosis surgery isn't just hard on your spine. Your pain meds can mess with your ability to go to the bathroom. See why it's so important after surgery.
When spine surgery is necessary to treat scoliosis, we offer the latest methods such as growing rods and spinal fusion in a setting just for kids and teens.
CHOC's Spine Center orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists offer comprehensive and advanced care for pediatric spine disorders and conditions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Dr Aminian, medical director of the Orthopaedic Institute is an internationally recognized expert who specializes in spine surgeries and scoliosis.
CHOC offers a mentor program that connects teens with past patients who can help you navigate the physical and emotional aspects of surgery and recovery.
Dr. Lisa A. Cao is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who treats kids and children in Orange County.
If your baby has been diagnosed with a condition, we provide expert counseling on what to expect and the treatment your baby will receive after birth.
Dr. Afshin Aminian talks about the effects of pain medication on bowel movements after scoliosis surgery. Pooping is important after your spine surgery.
Dr. Samuel Bederman is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who treats children and teens at CHOC Hospital in Orange County.
Dr. Jeffrey Deckey is a board certified physician specializing in orthopaedic surgery. He sees kids and teens at CHOC Hospital in Orange.
Dr. Jeremy Smith is an orthopaedic surgeon who sees kids and teens at CHOC Hospital in Orange.
Dr. Michael Burdi is a board certified physician specializing in orthopaedic surgery. He sees kids and teens at CHOC at Mission Hospital.
Dr. David Ashkenaze is a board certified physician specializing in orthopedic surgery. He sees kids and teens at CHOC at Mission Hospital.
Dr. Richard Claveria is a board certified physician specializing in orthopedic surgery. He sees kids and teens at CHOC at Mission Hospital.
Dr. Joffre Olaya specializes in neurosurgery. He sees kids and teens at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC at Mission Hospital.
We know children are still growing. We have the pediatric orthopedic specialists to treat their needs, including scoliosis, hip problems and muscle disease.
CHOC surgeons expertly repair tracheoesophageal fistula, when the esophagus and trachea have an abnormal connection, and esophageal atresia, when the esophagus abnormally forms in two parts.
Find out about scoliosis along with common symptoms. Learn what the spine experts at CHOC are doing to treat scoliosis like spinal fusion, bracing and back exercises.
Scoliosis is the most common deformity of the spine, affecting one in 40 people, or about 7 million in the U.S. It’s even tested for in California schools.
Congenital spine deformities are disorders of the spine caused by abnormal vertebral development. Learn about congenital spine deformities in children.
CHOC pediatric general surgeons are experts in repairing anorectal malformations, including imperforate anus, in children—even newborn babies.
The Fetal Care Center of Southern California brings together all the specialists needed to manage high-risk pregnancies.