Your Visit

Our pediatric orthopedic experts will examine your child and use on-site X-rays and other sophisticated imaging technology to diagnose his or her condition. We use the latest surgical techniques, and we also specialize in minimally invasive procedures, including techniques for spinal surgery with minimal blood loss.

Plan for initial consultations to take up to two hours. Patients and families should arrive to the office 30 minutes before scheduled appointments to allow time to fill out registration and health history forms. All patients under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Meet Our Physicians And Advanced Practice Providers

Our fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons provide technically advanced, research-supported care with the help of a team of physician assistants, registered nurses and orthopedic technicians. All of our team members have specialized training in pediatric orthopedics.

Care Journey With Pediatric Orthopedics

Izzabell's parents say she was constantly sick as a toddler. "We found out she had scoliosis during her pneumonia X-ray," said Izzabell's mom, Amy. "She had a 26 percent curvature of the spine."

Surgical X-rays provide real-time imaging to help doctors with placement of pins and plates as repairs are made.

"The running and playing is going to make that calf strong," Dr. Cassidy said. "Being a kid is the best therapy there is."

The surgery required a long recovery and much physical therapy. Dallas powered through it with a cheerful attitude. "He went through a lot and he did a lot," Dr. Nowicki said. "He's diligent and persistent. He didn't let it get him down."

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • All of your current medication bottles, including over-the-counter medications
  • Insurance cards, driver’s license/picture ID Any X-rays, MRIs, CT scans or ultrasounds that have been done outside of Spectrum Health hospitals or care locations (related to this condition)
  • Guardianship papers (if the patient will be accompanied by someone other than a parent or legal guardian, a “permission to treat” letter is necessary)

Preparing For Surgery

Visit our preparing for surgery page to get helpful information about what you and your child can expect before, during and after surgery.