Dancer diagnosed with Scoliosis is dancing again

Dr. Brian Scannell, a Pediatric Orthopedist at Levine Children’s Hospital, met Tobias when he was 15-years-old. His pediatrician had noticed a curvature on his spine. He was diagnosed with Scoliosis.

“Dr. Scannell wanted to make me feel comfortable as possible about having surgery, without ever having surgery before,” says Tobias.

Tobias is a dancer. One of the biggest concerns after Scoliosis surgery is mobility.

“For Tobias, being a dancer, that was really important for him. He didn’t want to lose a lot of that motion because that would affect his moves,” said Dr. Scannell.

Tobias had successful spine surgery at Levine Children’s Hospital. He is now back to life as normal. 

“As the days went by there was more things I could start doing again. Now I really don’t have that many limits to things I can do,” says Tobias.

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