Spine and Scoliosis Center

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Spine & Scoliosis Center

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

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

Who We Are

Who We Are

At the Spine and Scoliosis Center, 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 have the least amount of pain, discomfort and disruption to their lives as possible.

The Spine and Scoliosis Center is 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

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

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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* Each child’s surgery is different, and some patients may not be able to perform complex movements or participate in all sporting activities after their procedure. Discuss with your doctor what activities may or may not be permitted after your individual procedure.

Reducing Surgery With MAGEC Technology

We’re one of the first pediatric hospitals in the United States to use an innovative technology called “MAGnetic Expansion Control” (or “MAGEC”), which reduces the number of times young children with early onset scoliosis need surgery.

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