Hero with a Heart Award from the Marfans Foundation

At the 2019 Marfans Foundation Heartworks Gala I was awarded the “Hero with a Heart” for my care of patients with Marfans.  It was a wonderful event.  I was truly humbled by the award. This is the link to the video:

Healthcare Resources for Families: How to be More Engaged

A big factor in the outcome of a healthcare treatment, such as surgery, is the concept of Engagement.  Engagement means to interact with something and, in the context of healthcare, means the physician, nursing, support staff and hospital.  It is an active process and implies two-way communication.  It is not just the physician or nurse […]

The Risks of Spinal Deformity Surgery: Occurrence of New Neurologic Deficits

In the blog post from December 17th, 2018 the operative risks which are common to all surgical procedures done under general anesthesia were presented.  This post will focus on the one of the risks unique to spinal deformity surgery: New neurologic deficits.  This includes paralysis, leg/arm weakness, sensory changes, bowel and bladder incontinence, etc…these are […]

How to maximize the function of your back and minimize back pain

After a lot of recent office visits on back pain, I think it’s a good idea for me to post some information on how to avoid back pain…at any age. Three things you can do to optimize the function of your back, and not get back pain: 1. Maintain your ideal body weight.  The more […]

Resources for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Just a reminder…..these are two links to access solid, physician-accepted information about early-onset scoliosis https://www.srs.org/patients-and-families/conditions-and-treatments/parents https://www.growingspine.org/family-resources