Kyphosis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's kyphosis care team includes orthopedic surgeons and doctors trained in imaging (radiologists), physical medicine and rehabilitation, and bone density (endocrinologists). This means that you're not getting just one opinion. These highly specialized experts are all working together to determine what's best for you.

Advanced imaging techniques

Mayo Clinic uses the latest imaging technology to diagnose people with kyphosis. Mayo Clinic's EOS imaging systems can produce detailed 3D X-ray images of the spine similar to those of CT scans but at a much lower dose of radiation. This is particularly important for children because the damaging effects of X-ray radiation may accumulate with each exposure over the length of their lives.

3D printing technology

Another cutting-edge imaging technique available at Mayo Clinic is 3D printing, which can create a physical model of the deformed area of the spine so that doctors can better plan the surgeries needed for repair.

Expertise and rankings

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 1,000 adults and children who have kyphosis of varying severity. If surgery is needed, Mayo Clinic specialists have extensive experience performing the procedures.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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