Columbia Orthopedics provider Dr. Michael Vitale has performed the first magnetic spine lengthening treatment in New York on a 6-year-old patient with scoliosis with MAGEC (Magnetic Expansion Control).
Spine surgery requires extraordinary precision. Complex spine deformities in young children present a particular technical challenge. Intraoperative navigation is one of many tools used by the pediatric spine surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center to optimize outcomes for young patients.
Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, chief, Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, was recently chosen for Becker’s Spine Review list of “50 Spine Surgeons Focusing on Scoliosis Development,” which includes physicians focused on scoliosis and spinal deformity surgery and research.