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Spine Center

When treating children with complex spinal disorders, the team of specialists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland knows that collaboration between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon is required to achieve the safest and best results. At our Spine Center for Complex Pediatric Spinal Disorders, we're able to bring this kind of collaboration to our patients on a regular basis. From clinicians with expertise in neurophysiology to physical therapists specializing in spinal care, our team of medical professionals can evaluate and treat patients with complex congenital and acquired spinal conditions.

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Why Families Choose Us

Complex Spinal Disorder Treatment and Therapy

  • The Spine Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland treats a full range of spinal conditions, from trauma-related injuries to growth disorders. We specialize in difficult-to-diagnose pediatric spine conditions that require complex, ongoing care.
  • Because we're one of Northern California’s leading providers of pediatric spinal care, we work closely with area physicians to ensure that your child receives the necessary referrals and transport services to our care.

Multidisciplinary, Cross-Departmental Collaboration

  • Complex spinal disorders in children require both an orthopedic spine surgeon and neurosurgeon to achieve the best and safest results.
  • Our team works in a multidisciplinary fashion to provide excellent, comprehensive care from start to finish, including during the initial consultation stages.

Long-Term Recovery and Support in the East Bay Area

  • Because spine conditions affect so much of a child’s ability to remain active and mobile, we are committed to long-term recovery. With continued care and treatment, we help our patients regain the strength and energy they may have lost.
  • Our Pediatric Rehabilitation Department works closely with the Spine Center team to provide continued care, both at the hospital and at our numerous community clinics.

Nationally-Acclaimed Neurosurgeons and Spinal Specialists

  • Our neurosurgery team is headed by one of the nation's top leaders in the field of pediatric neurosurgery. Regularly ranked in Oakland Magazine’s Best East Bay Doctors, our Division Chief relies on the most advanced medical technology available to treat patients.
  • Surgeons jointly evaluate patients with spine conditions in consultation with physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurse specialists.