Scoliosis is a disorder in which there is a sideways curve of the spine. Curves are often S-shaped or C-shaped. In most people, there is no known cause for this curve. The most common type (idiopathic) is caused by unknown factors and typically occurs in children ages 10 to 12 and in their early teens. People of all ages can have scoliosis.
EARLY DETECTION IS KEY! Dr. Asghar recommends all children between the ages of 8-15 receive a scoliosis screening. At Cantor Spine Institute, we offer scoliosis screenings for $35, which includes an x-ray. Appointments are available on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To schedule you child's scoliosis screening, please call (954) 567-1332.
LUIS V. - CHILD HAD ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS
Last year we found out that our daughter would need surgery due to her scoliosis progression. My wife and I were anxious and devastated. We met with Dr. Asghar who I can truly say is an excellent doctor who puts his patients first. As you can imagine, we had many questions about the surgery. We met with him over an hour and he was very patient with us and at no time did he make us feel rushed with our many questions. He also made my daughter feel at ease with his humor while also building up her self esteem. Even after that first initial session, when we had more questions, he would take the time to answer them thoroughly. His demeanor is like no other doctor, and we felt confident that we had made the right choice as her surgeon. His pre and post-op guidance was amazing. Everything that he explained materialized as he had said. He was at the hospital real early the day after surgery, and even on Father's Day he was there as well. He is not only a true professional and a skilled surgeon, but also a very sincere down to earth person. Thank you for taking such good care of my baby and making it a true wonderful Father's Day gift for me. I am forever thankful and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. My daughter at 7 weeks after surgery is doing what she loves the most, dancing once again. Thank you Dr. Asghar.
MEGAN R. ~ SCOLIOSIS
At 24 years old, I had a spinal fusion surgery for my 75-degree progressive curve with Dr. Asghar. I am so very grateful for Dr. Asghar, Priscila and team. Dr. Asghar is very knowledgeable, passionate and confident about his work. His confidence is contagious; after contemplating with the spinal fusion surgery for over a decade, I felt relieved and confident when I scheduled the surgery after our first meeting. Also, Priscila supported me throughout the surgery and recovery process, and I am thankful for her patience, knowledge and kindness. So happy I finally went through with surgery and I do not have the pain I had pre-op. Thank you Team!