Scripps provides highly specialized spinal care for a range of conditions, including scoliosis, kyphosis, congenital, syndromic and neuromuscular disorders in children and teens. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Scripps as one of the nation’s best programs for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.
Gregory Mundis Jr., MD, is internationally recognized in the field of pediatric spine care and has treated some of the world’s most complex cases. He provides care at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Mundis is also actively involved in research and global training of pediatric spine surgeons in the use of advanced surgical techniques and FDA-approved implants and instrumentation.
Under the guidance of Dr. Mundis, Scripps uses a transdisciplinary model to assess complex spine cases. With this model, a team of doctors, clinicians and caregivers examines and weighs all non-surgical and surgical options to determine the best course of treatment for patients. Scripps provides both minimally invasive and traditional reconstructive surgical options for pediatric patients over the age of 13.
Pediatric spine conditions treated at Scripps include:
• Congenital spinal abnormalities
• Neuromuscular spinal deformities
• Sagittal plane deformities
• Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
• Traumatic spine injuries