Patient Testimonials

Severe Kyphoscoliosis

Judy had very serious kyphoscoliosis causing her to lean approximately 30 degrees to the right. Her head was positioned over her right hip instead of the base of her spine, and she had severe pain. Therefore, we needed to perform a vertebral column resection in the middle of her spine to realign her. This is the most dangerous procedure that can be performed on a spine, so we divided the procedure into 2 days. She was scared, of course, but knew she was leaning more and more every year, so the surgery was necessary. She did extremely well after the T2-S1 posterior spinal fusion and now walks with perfect alignment.

Pre-Op AP X-ray
Pre-Op AP X-ray
Pre-Op lateral X-ray
Pre-Op Lateral X-ray
Post-Op AP X-ray
Post-Op AP X-ray
Post-Op lateral X-ray
Post-Op Lateral X-ray

Dr. Rinella and his team operated on me this year for severe scoliosis. It was a major, risky surgery done in two parts. Everyone at the hospital was very attentive to my needs. I didn't have pain and was comfortable during my stay. I've been through rehab and am now having therapy. The surgery was very successful. Thank you and your team.

- Judy