Spinal Deformities: Treatment and Options Spelled Out


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Learn about different surgical procedures and treatment options available for adult scoliosis and spinal deformities at a free seminar being held on Wednesday, November 28 from 6-8:30 PM at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (173 Fort Washington Avenue).

World-renowned spine specialists Lawrence Lenke, MD, Ronald Lehman, MD, and Peter Angevine, MD will host this informational program aimed at helping allay fears and addressing concerns such as pain and discomfort. They will provide in-depth information about all aspects of spinal deformity care from patient intake to recovery.

Physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and rehabilitation medicine doctors will be on-hand to answer questions or to help schedule a future consultation.

In addition, current and former patients will speak about their personal experiences living with spinal deformities and receiving treatment at the NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital.

NYP Och Spine Hospital offers comprehensive spine care ranging from treatment of common disorders to the rarest, most complex conditions. As part of New York's #1 hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital doctors use an interdisciplinary approach that draws on neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, pain management and physical therapy to best support patients from diagnosis through rehabilitation.

This event will be held at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 173 Fort Washington Ave. in the Riverview Terrace. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

or call 866-697-7755.


Program Schedule

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Arrival of guests, refreshments, meet and greet

6:30 PM – 6:35 PM: Program introduction - Speaker: Dr. Larry Lenke

6:35 PM – 6:45 PM: Defining ASD incl. what are the conditions seen and symptoms produced - Speaker: Dr. Ron Lehman

6:45 PM – 6:55 PM: Non-op treatment of ASD - Physiatrist vs. PT - Speaker: Dr. Joe Solberg

6:55 PM – 7:05 PM: Surgical treatment options for ASD - Speaker: Dr. Larry Lenke

7:05 PM – 7:15 PM: Getting ready for ASD Surgery: what the patient and family/friends need to know - Speaker: Angie Smith, RN

7:15 PM – 7:25 PM: Prehab assessment and conditioning to optimize physical health heading into surgery - Speaker: LaRae Klarenbeek-Mitchell, PT

7:25 PM – 7:35 PM: What to expect during the hospital stay when undergoing ASD surgery - Speaker: Spine PA - Rick Leung

7:35 PM – 7:45 PM: Recovering from ASD surgery: How to plan and navigate this important time - Speaker: Dr. Peter Angevine

7:45 PM – 7:55 PM: Occupational Therapy and helping you get back to your everyday activities - Speaker: Maureen Cavanaugh, OT

7:55 PM – 8:05 PM: Patient Story #1 (Angevine)

8:05 PM – 8:15 PM: Patient Story #2 (Lenke)

8:15 PM – 8:35 PM: Panel Discussion (all speakers on stage to take questions from audience) - Speaker: All Speakers



New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

173 Fort Washington Ave.

New York, NY 10032

866-697-7755



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