Scoliosis Center

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an irregular curve of the spine or backbone. Normally, the spine has curves when looking at it from the side; however, it should appear straight when looking at it from the front. The spine of an individual with typical scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C" rather than a straight line. View some of our real life cases to see examples. St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Scoliosis Center can help with scoliosis detection.  For more information, call (813) 554-8983.

Our Scoliosis Center offers a wide variety of services that includes treatment for:

  • Idiopathic scoliosis: a curvature of the spine that usually occurs in children age 10 to maturity, but can occur in younger children or infants
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis: also a curvature of the spine, but with a disorder of the neurological system such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy or spinal cord injuries
  • Congenital scoliosis: a curvature of the spine that results from anomalies or abnormally developed vertebrae, which are the building blocks of the spinal column

Our team consists of:

  • Pediatric orthopedic surgeon, David Siambanes, DO
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Neurologist
  • Intra-operative spinal cord technicians
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Child Life specialists
  • Pediatric ICU specialists
  • Pediatric physiatrist
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists

How the Scoliosis Center is different from other facilities:
At the Scoliosis Center, patients have access to services geared toward spinal deformity patients - both children and young adults. Our team of professionals strive to achieve life-changing outcomes and are committed to providing personalized quality care. We offer:

  • Surgical specialty care for both pediatric and young adults with early onset spinal deformities
  • Inpatient and outpatient services focusing on both young adults and children
  • An alliance of multi-specialty care

Call us at (813) 554-8983 to make an appointment or discuss concerns you may have regarding your child's spine. We have a full team of specialists ready to address your concerns. Whether your child is an inpatient or outpatient, we focus on their needs to provide them with a solid, individualized treatment plan.