In pediatrics we tend to concentrate on conservative and operative treatments for spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and kyphosis. With the support of our experienced anesthesiologists, we are able to safely carry out complex operations even on very young patients. With adults, we most frequently manage cases of degenerative conditions of the spine, such as herniated discs, degenerative scoliosis and spinal stenosis.
Finally, we are also proponents of spinal care which can include the long-term stabilization and the implantation of replacement vertebrae with titanium cages.
Scoliosis is a childhood disorder. The vast majority of such disorders are known to be idiopathic, which means the exact cause is unknown. Other scoliolic conditions are sometimes congenital and neuromuscular (due to neurological or muscular disorders). Our orthopedic department, led by Associate Professor Martin Repko MD., PhD, is one of the largest centers for complex treatment (conservative and operative) of patients with scoliosis in Europe.
Degenerative diseases of the spine are related to one or more parts of the spine subjected to compression or degeneration. The most common are inter vertebral disc herniation's, spinal canal narrowing, instability and degenerative scoliosis. Often we see a combination of all of the above-mentioned causes.
Our center is the largest of its kind caring for children and adult patients in the country. We are engaged in the comprehensive treatment of scoliosis and other deformities of the spine from conservative treatment to surgical treatment. We perform over 120 major operational corrections of these deformities annually.
The team leader is Associate Professor Martin Repko, MD, PhD. (Head of the Orthopedic Department).
Due to our vast experience of spinal surgery, we are one of the largest centers dedicated to the surgical treatment of spinal tumors and metastases.
The team leader is Jan Cienciala, MD., PhD.