Edward K. Nomoto, MD
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA
Scoliosis surgery is more effective today than ever before, thanks to the advent of state-of-the-art modern tools and technology. Dr. Edward K. Nomoto offers scoliosis surgery for his patients in two Southern California locations: the Beverly Hills Spine Surgery and St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. If you have or think you might have scoliosis, there are excellent treatment options available. Call or book online to find out more.
Scoliosis Q & A
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side. Although it is a complex three-dimensional deformity, on an X-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with scoliosis may look more like an “S” or a “C” than a straight line. Scoliosis is typically classified as either congenital (caused by vertebral anomalies present at birth), idiopathic (cause unknown, subclassified as infantile, juvenile, adolescent, or adult, according to when onset occurred), or neuromuscular (having developed as a secondary symptom of another condition, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, or physical trauma).
How does scoliosis surgery work?
Dr. Nomoto offers a variety of treatments for scoliosis. The surgery is a spinal fusion designed to fuse together the curved vertebrae and realign them. The vertebrae then heal and form one solid bone.
Scoliosis surgery is effective and safe, and the tools and technology available are better today than ever before.
Why would I need scoliosis surgery?
Whether Dr. Nomoto recommends scoliosis surgery depends on the severity of the curvature of your spine and if your condition is getting progressively worse. There are three main types of treatment involved:
- Observation and monitoring the condition to see if it’s worsening
- Spinal fusion scoliosis surgery to fuse, realign, and straighten the spine
If you have or think you might have scoliosis and want to know more about your treatment options, call or book online to visit Dr. Nomoto at one of his two locations in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, California.