Second Opinions for Childhood Spine Conditions

Learning your child has an illness can be stressful.

If a doctor diagnosed your child with scoliosis or kyphosis, the Spine Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh can help.

We offer second opinions on your doctor's suggested treatment options, such as:

Our doctors may either agree with your child's past diagnosis, or even suggest a different path of treatment.

Our goal is always to use the least invasive spine treatment possible, while achieving the best results.

A second opinion can help give you the reassurance that you may need.

Why Second Opinions on Spinal Conditions Are Useful

A second opinion from a trusted spine program offers more than peace of mind that your child's treatment is the right one.

Reasons why you might want a second opinion:

  • You want to learn about other treatment options. Different spine programs offer different treatments. One may have an approach that other programs don't offer.
  • You may not be fully happy with your child's current spine program's care or services.
  • You feel your doctors aren't listening to you.

Getting a second opinion from the Spine Center doesn't mean your child will become our patient. It simply means that you will have more information to think over before making your final decision.

We assure you that our team will use its broad expertise in suggesting a personalized plan that meets your child's needs.

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is a trusted leader in children's healthcare. US News & World Report consistently names us to the Honor Roll of America's Best Children's Hospitals, among other national awards.

Contact the Spine Center

To make an appointment, contact the Spine Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at 412-692-5530.