Spinal Deformity Correction
There are numerous types of spinal deformity. Spinal deformity can be hereditary (inherited), or the result of arthritis, trauma, tumors, or previous surgeries. They can even be idiopathic in nature (no identifiable cause). Fortunately, most often, spinal deformities are, at most, cosmetic issues, that do not affect your long-term health or increase your risk of back pain. Sometimes, however, spinal deformities should be treated.
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
While most deformity surgery nowadays is performed through a large open approach, in more recent years, minimally invasive techniques have been developed to correct spinal deformity. Minimally invasive techniques makes surgery safer, and recovery less painful and quicker following surgery.
Dr. Andrew Chung has undergone specialized training in minimally invasive spinal deformity corrective techniques under some of the world's leading experts in minimally invasive spine deformity surgery. If you have a spinal deformity that is affecting your quality of life and are considering surgery as an option, let’s sit down and discuss if you might be a candidate for a minimally invasive spinal deformity correction.