Dr. Devito is the Director of the Spine Program at Children’s and specializes in the treatment of scoliosis and other complex spinal disorders and deformities in children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Devito focuses on spondylolytic disorders and degenerative disc disease in adolescent athletes.
Dr. Devito has more than 30 year of surgical orthopaedic experience. He has studied the Russian-created Ilizarov external fixator in Europe and became one of the founding members of ASAMI-North America, now known as the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. He has also studied advanced techniques with internationally renowned spine surgeons in France and Germany and continues to push the envelope of modern spinal innovations.
Dr. Devito is a leading surgical authority on the use of robotics for scoliosis surgery in children and adolescents. He is also experienced with the VEPTR device used to treat complex chest wall deformities seen in congenital scoliosis and early onset scoliosis. He received the Health-Care Innovations Heroes award for his work in this area. Dr. Devito also uses the magnetic growing rod (MAGEC) as another tool to help manage early onset scoliosis.