Scoliosis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Pediatric specialists work together to provide the best care for each child who has scoliosis. Orthotic specialists are involved in making braces, while physical therapists can help with rehabilitation if surgery is deemed necessary.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Pediatric radiologists at Mayo Clinic use advanced techniques, including 3D X-rays and 3D modeling, to help surgeons see exactly what the structures look like before they ever make an incision. CT scans and computerized navigation occur during the operation, to aid in the precise placement of implants. Blood salvage with auto-transfusion minimizes blood loss, while advanced anesthetic techniques provide maximal pain control.

Expertise and rankings

Doctors at Mayo Clinic have been treating childhood and adolescent scoliosis for more than 75 years. Pediatric specialists at Mayo Clinic's Children's Center have significant expertise and experience in treating children with complex and rare diseases.

More than 700 children visit Mayo Clinic for scoliosis care each year. When needed, scoliosis surgery is performed by Mayo Clinic surgeons specializing in child and adolescent spine disorders.

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

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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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.