The Spine Care experts at Children's Mercy manage all aspects of a wide variety of spinal conditions in children and young adults. These conditions include spine deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis and disc herniations, congenital spine deformity, neuromuscular deformity, spinal fractures/trauma, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.
With more than 60 years of combined experience, our spine surgeons and their team are ready to provide expert care for your child and their spine care needs, whether it be surgical or non-surgical intervention. Our advanced practice providers (APRNs) are also specially trained in pediatric orthopedics and spine, and work alongside our surgeons as a trusted resource on the team.
Your Spine Care team
Your Spine Care team includes Dr. Richard Schwend, Dr. John Anderson and a team of specialized nurse practitioners and registered nurses who all work together to coordinate your child's spine care. The Spine Care team also works closely with many other pediatric specialists, including pediatric anesthesiologists, intensivists, rehabilitative physicians, neurosurgeons, certified orthotists and child life specialists.
Everyone on the Spine Care team is a vital component in providing and ensuring the highest level of safety and quality of care before, during and after your child’s procedure and hospital stay.