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We see a lot of teenagers have scoliosis. And I operate on teenagers. And I also brace teenagers to correct the scoliosis. Maybe I’m not as hip as I think I am, but I seem to be able to relate and understand how they feel, and make both the parents and the kids feel comfortable. And it’s very important talk to the kids — look at them right in the eye and talk to them — not just talk to the parents.
We also see adults — either adults who had a curve in their spine when they were kids or they develop it just from degeneration.
We don’t always have to operate, in fact, we prefer not to have to. If we find a patient that has a condition that can be treated properly non-operatively, whether that’s through physical therapy or medication or just time alone, that’s obviously the ideal. We’re in this business to take care of patients, not just to be a surgeon.