Getting Scoliosis Surgery

If you and your doctor elect for scoliosis surgery, you’ll undoubtedly have many questions. Will it hurt? How long does it take? How long am I in the hospital?

Around 300 cases of scoliosis each year in Australia are serious enough to require surgery.1 Spinal fusion is the most frequently performed surgical procedure to correct severe scoliosis.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Several factors have to be analysed before deciding if scoliosis surgery is the right treatment option for you.

Surgery: What to Expect

There are different techniques that can be used for scoliosis surgery. Read more about posterior surgery (from the back) and anterior surgery (from the front).


  1. AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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