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Old 10-08-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Private Scoliosis Specialist in Melbourne

Hi everyone
My 13 year old sister has been diagnosed with moderate to severe Scoliosis, we were on the waiting list at a large paediatric hospital since January this year, after finally getting an appointment after 6 months, it has been cancelled three times since then. We are very concerned that at this rate, she may reach her full growth potential before she even sees a specialist.

Does anyone have recommendations for a private scoliosis specialist who can see her?

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: Private Scoliosis Specialist in Melbourne

jwwei1

Welcome to the forum. There is a state-by-state directory of spinal specialists on our website which will be helpful to you.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:15 PM
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Hi there,

In my humble opinion, only a specialist can tell you whether you have moderate to severe scoliosis, so I wouldn't panic just yet. My personal experience with our GP's (we have seen a few) is they know very little about scoliosis other than to recognise it and forward you onto a specialist.

Yes, you can see a private surgeon, but please don't cancel your clinic appointment as even with private health insurance there is a large gap to pay, your looking at $1,000's to go private.

If she's approaching the end of her growth spurt then that's a good thing as I suspect that that would slow the curvature down.

Go through the scoliosis Australia's list of specialist and make a few appointments.... mostly there is a few months wait anyway to get in to see some surgeons for your first appointment. 2 opinions are always good as it gives peace of mind that what your doing is correct, if anything else.

I would also demand to know why her appointments are being constantly cancelled and rescheduled?? I could understand possibly that happening for surgery cases... but just an appointment at the clinic is rather odd.


Good luck and keep us posted on the outcomes.

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Trish
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:02 PM
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I suggest you go back to your GP and demand that HE make an appointment for you. When the surgery makes the appt, you always seem to get in quicker. (my experience). Best wishes!
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