Our multispecialty team created the spinal fusion surgical home with multiple resources to make surgery and recovery easier on patients and families.
Children’s National is the first hospital in the nation offering a pediatric spinal fusion surgical home. This innovative new approach helps us deliver safe, effective and family-centered care. From pre-surgical testing through your child’s procedure and recovery, our experts work side by side to seamlessly coordinate every aspect of your child’s care.
We are transforming the way we deliver care for complex procedures, such as spine straightening surgery (posterior spinal fusion), using a unique care model developed right here at Children’s National.
In our first six months, we achieved the following outcomes:
Starting when your child is diagnosed, all of our physicians, nurses and therapists work together toward the same goal: to make your child’s spinal fusion procedure as safe, effective and efficient as possible.
Posterior spinal fusion is a common but complex surgical treatment for children with idiopathic scoliosis. The procedure involves permanently connecting (fusing) bones (vertebrae) over the curved part of the spine. Your child may need this procedure if other spinal treatments fail to stop the curve from worsening.
If posterior spinal fusion is right for your child, he or she automatically becomes part of our surgical home program. Here’s what to expect:
For more information about spinal fusion surgery, including videos about life after posterior spinal fusion, see our resources for families.
For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 202-476-2112.
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