Spine Program

The Spine Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to thousands of babies, children and teens with spinal deformities, trauma-related spinal conditions or injuries, benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors, genetic cervical spine conditions and other conditions that affect the spine. We offer surgical and non-surgical options to treat pediatric spine conditions, ensuring your child gets the most effective, but least invasive treatment possible.

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Why Choose Us?

The Spine Program is a cornerstone of the Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), which is the No. 1 ranked program in the nation on the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Thanks to their surgical knowledge, clinical experience and innovative research, CHOP’s Spine Program offers a depth and breadth of experience treating spine conditions that is unparalleled in the region.

Our Team

Together, the Spine Program's team of pediatric spine surgeons and other specialists has nearly 250 years of experience diagnosing and treating spine conditions in pediatric patients.

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Why Choose the Spine Program

The Spine Program is a cornerstone of CHOP’s Division of Orthopaedics, which is top ranked in the nation.

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Would you like a second surgical opinion from a CHOP expert?

Our referral nurse navigator can give your family timely access to world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in every specialty.

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