Scoliosis and Spine

The Children’s Orthopaedic Spine Services offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for children and teens with scoliosis, back pain and other conditions and deformities of the spine.

    Nationally Ranked

    Children’s is ranked among the top pediatric orthopaedic programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report.

    Children’s performs the highest volume of posterior spinal fusions in the U.S.* We are No. 1 in average length of stay in the U.S. at three days.*


Multidisciplinary Team

Your child’s pediatric-trained team may include:

  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Physiatrists (physical medicine and rehab doctors)
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pain management specialists
  • Radiologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Nurses
  • Child life specialists
  • Social workers
  • Orthotists and prosthetists
  • Financial counselors

The team at Children’s takes a family-centered approach to your child’s care. Each patient admitted to the hospital has a private room and bathroom with space for two family members to stay. Our child life specialists can help calm fears about being in the hospital and having surgery. Pediatric anesthesiologists will monitor your child before, during and after surgery. Pediatric nurses are available 24 hours a day.

If you and your child will be staying at one of our hospitals, visit our visitors information page to learn more about what to expect.

*Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), 2011

Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons participating in the Children’s Spine Program are fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and active members of the Children’s Professional Staff.

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees..