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Rady Children's Specialists

Surgical Treatments

The orthopedic surgeons of the Spine Center use the most advanced anterior and posterior surgical methods for the correction of spinal deformities. The surgical approaches, whether with fusion or a non-fusion growth-sparing technique, are designed with the individual patient and their deformity in mind.

One of these procedures for scoliosis is vertebral body tethering (VBT), also called spinal growth tethering surgery, a procedure that partially restrains one side of the spine to allow growth on the other side. Patients from across the country come to Rady Children’s for this cutting-edge procedure. Learn more about our surgical options below.