Spine and Scoliosis Center

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(800) 416-4441

For Information

(302) 651-5913

Patient Stories

Meet a few of our inspiring patients with spinal deformities.

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Spine and Scoliosis Center

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 | Get Map & Directions »

Who We Are

We’re here to help children and teens with spinal deformities reach for their dreams — whether that means gliding across a stage, scoring the winning goal, or just feeling more mobile and comfortable in whatever they decide to do.

As world-renowned experts in pediatric orthopedics, we want kids to be the very best they can be, to reach their full potential — with the least amount of pain, discomfort and disruption to their lives as possible.

We are part of one of the top pediatric orthopedic practices in the world:
  • One of the “Best Children’s Hospitals” for pediatric orthopedics (according to U.S. News & World Report)
  • Experts in spinal surgery (including deformity correction and minimally invasive), as well as non-operative treatments
  • Leading spinal deformity educators and researchers

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What We Do

We care for children of all ages with spinal deformities:
Dr. Gabos shows a patient a model of her spine after surgery

Dr. Peter Gabos shows Samantha a model of her spine three months after spinal fusion surgery to correct her severe curvature.

  • Scoliosis (which includes adolescent idiopathic, congenital, early onset, neuromuscular, as well as syndromic)
  • Kyphosis (which includes congenital and Scheuermann's)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Skeletal dysplasia

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Why Choose Us

Our exceptional spinal deformity care for kids:
  • Advanced surgical techniques
  • Excellent outcomes
  • Ultra-low-dose, 3-D digital radiography technology (Nobel Prize-winning technology)
  • Groundbreaking saliva-based genetic testing for scoliosis
  • Wilmington brace (invented here)
  • State-of-the-art operating rooms

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Orthopedics Research

Nemours is working to improve treatments and outcomes for children with orthopedic conditions.