Expertise and rankings

Doctors at Mayo Clinic have been treating childhood and adolescent scoliosis for more than 70 years. More than 800 children visit Mayo Clinic for scoliosis care each year. When needed, scoliosis surgery is performed by Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons specializing in child and adolescent spine disorders.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.

March 08, 2016
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