Specialists and Care Centers

Adult Scoliosis Specialists and Care Centers

Restoring your mobility fully and swiftly is the goal of the Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedic team. Here, board-certified physicians1 and highly trained and experienced specialists from many disciplines work together to bring you a complete continuum of outstanding orthopaedic care, along with the support and guidance you need every step of the way.

Your Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedic team for your scoliosis treatment may include:

  • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeons
  • Registered nurses specializing in orthopaedics
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Advanced practice nurses and physician assistants dedicated to orthopaedic care
  • Northwestern Medicine Home Health nurses and therapists

Most orthopaedic nurses at Northwestern Medicine have earned board certification in orthopaedics to validate their skill, knowledge and abilities to support the best patient outcomes. This is a measure of their knowledge, expertise and commitment.

Northwestern Medicine has also achieved Magnet® recognition2 for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.3

Meet the Teams

Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics has a complete range of specialized orthopaedic care to get you back in motion, offering leading-edge care for arthritis, recovery from sports injury, and joint replacement that meets your needs.

Click here to learn more about the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care.

Specialists at the Center for Orthopaedic and Spine Care can also be seen at the following locations:

Northwestern Medicine River Forest
420 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

Northwestern Medicine Elmhurst
1200 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The Joint & Spine Center

Our multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and nutritionists have decades of experience. Working together in this dedicated unit, each team member is specially trained in orthopaedics—which means advanced skill and better care after surgery. Furthermore, they are passionate about getting you on your feet again and back to the life you love—oftentimes within three days of your surgery.

At the Joint & Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC),  you’ll have the best personalized care available, as well as the same amenities you've come to associate with Lake Forest Hospital, including:

  • Private, individually decorated and spacious rooms
  • Fresh Bedside Bistro® room service cuisine
  • Your own personal therapist who will develop training sessions based on your needs
  • Counseling from nutritionists with personal recommendations to improve your lifestyle
  • 24/7 access to a sun-drenched rehabilitative gym on the unit with monitored, personal therapy

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital uses the very latest surgical techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. By making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center offers programs for the management of:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Failed neck or back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries
The Spine Center works with the departments of:
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
It also works with divisions of:
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

This provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to managing diseases of the spine.

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

Legal Information

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.


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