Helping Patients and Families Understand What to Expect During Scoliosis Surgery

This guide can help patients and their families by providing general information about scoliosis, the surgery that has been recommended, and what to expect before, during and after surgery. All the information is based on what usually occurs. Each individual’s experience, however, may not always be exactly as we describe it. Because each person is unique, each curve and spinal surgery is also unique. As you read, you may find certain areas you would like to talk about in more detail. Because we cannot anticipate all your questions and concerns, your doctor will review the following information with you on a one-on-one basis.