We’ve come a long way when it comes to medical breakthroughs regarding pediatric orthopaedics. Thanks to technological advancements, many children with musculoskeletal disorders are now able to improve and thrive as a result of new treatments.
Treating smaller patients means everything has to be smaller - implants, instruments and apparel. The same idea has to be applied to radiation. “While digital x-rays have evolved to decrease radiation exposure, less is obviously better,” said Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. “If it was my child, I would not settle for anything less and that same philosophy drives all my care for my patients.”
Dr. David P. Roye, Jr. recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, at the invitation of the First Lady of the Republic, Candida Montilla de Medina, to serve as keynote speaker at the Comprehensive Care Center for Disability (CAID).
Second-year resident W.G. Stuart Mackenzie has been named the recipient of the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York's "Physician of the Year Award - Housestaff" for 2014. Dr. Mackenzie was nominated by 4Tower for the outstanding care he provides our patients and his collaboration and teamwork with the nursing staff.
All are welcome to the official ceremony commemorating Dr. Mackenzie's accomplishment on October 27 from 4pm - 6pm being held in the Wintergarden.
Let's all congratulate Dr. W.G. Staurt Mackenzie!!!
Dr. Michael Vitale has performed the first magnetic spine lengthening treatment in New York on a 6-year-old patient with Scoliosis. Meredith Engel of the Daily News has captured this historic surgery in an exclusive article which you can read here which Dr. Vitale describes as a 'game-changer'.
On Monday, July 14, 2014, Dr. Joshua Hyman will be giving a lecture on "How to Know if Surgery Will Help My Child" at ColumbiaDoctors | Englewood. For more information about this informative lecture, click here.
"when properly done in the right situation, with the right therapist and the right patient, Schroth [method] can change the chance of curve progression." Dr Michael Vitale [NY Times article, "Hope for a S-Shaped Back"]