Sunday, December 15, 2013

How much of a difference will scoliosis surgery make to my posture / appearance as a young adult?

Nikki, our 22 yo scoliosis patient who had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that we straightened up last week sent me this email tonight with her own before and after picture.  She is doing well at home now, and is already showering with a plastic surgery subcuticular closure which will have a very nice appearing incision.  

Nikki  <>
1:23 PM (8 hours ago)
to me
Thank you so much Dr. Hey! 

We finished up a busy scoliosis week last week on Saturday, which also included an ACDF 2 level surgery with microsurgery, and a revision microdiscectomy surgery on Sarah, a young lady from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Her story is told on this YouTube video and on Twitter @drlloydhey.

Our week finished up with our Hey Clinic end of year Christmas party --- we all had a nice time together, thankful for our team which works so hard to go the extra mile to deliver compassionate, high-quality care that we are constantly striving to improve.  We really missed Sarah who was out caring for her husband and are keeping him in our prayers for full healing.

We have 8 kyphosis and scoliosis surgeries planned for this coming week on 7 adolescents and one young adult, and then a lumbar microdiscectomy on Friday on a Division 1 lacrosse  player who plays LAX up in the northeast.  Will be busy on Twitter for those who wish to join us for play by play action from our wonderful world of scoliosis here at Hey Clinic and Duke Raleigh Hospital, Raleigh, NC.

Have a good week!  Dr. Lloyd Hey  Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
Follow us on Twitter @drlloydhey

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