About the Practice
Recognized for Excellence
- Doctors of Distinction, Tampa Bay Metro, August/September 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006 and 2005.
Orthopaedic Surgeons at Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP are Board-Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and are qualified to provide Orthopaedic expertise and surgery on the musculoskeletal system. All the COSSA physicians have completed an extra year of fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.
Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP strives to provide outstanding pediatric orthopaedic care to children and young adults in Florida's SunCoast Region. Care is provided by physicians with outstanding credentials, backed by board certifications, and pediatric fellowships. Our physicians provide care using the latest cutting edge technology resulting in the safest and most accurate outcomes.
Treatment is focused on the individual patient's needs through specialized care utilizing innovative approaches. Commitment, compassion, integrity, experience, and technical expertise is what makes these physicians different.
Practice Makes Perfect
Practice is the act of engaging in an activity over and over again, for the purpose of mastering it, as in the saying “practice makes perfect.” With more experience comes more knowledge. All clinical outcome studies confirm this adage – the more times a surgeon performs a procedure, the better they become at it. For example, our spine surgeons have been performing scoliosis surgery for more than 20 years. They now perform more than 120 scoliosis surgeries per year, utilizing specialized computerized navigation technology that increases the precision and accuracy of the surgery. This combination leads to safe and reliable outcomes unsurpassed anywhere.
Experience and Knowledge
Experience and knowledge are important factors in choosing the right physician to treat your child. Each of our pediatric physicians are board-certified and every physician is fellowship-trained in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, having completed at least a year-long, accredited fellowship at one of the world’s leading pediatric orthopaedic centers.
Not only do our physicians possess an abundance of experience, but they also have knowledge in pediatric-based orthopaedic medicine that has lead to a well-earned recognition within the Tampa Bay medical community. Their accomplishments have been recognized on both a local and national basis.
Additionally, each physician is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, and research in the field of pediatric orthopaedic surgery. Our physicians hold academic positions at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine. Each is a Clinical or Affiliate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, as well as the Department of Pediatrics. Our practice is the primary clinical rotation site for USF orthopaedic residents. We are committed to teaching pediatric orthopaedic surgery to these physicians who will be the orthopaedic surgeons of tomorrow, ensuring they incorporate the highest standards and quality of care. We also teach pediatricians, family practice physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners by hosting numerous educational symposia throughout the area.
Technologically Advanced Orthopaedic Medicine
An important factor to consider in choosing a physician for your child is the type of technology available and used by that physician. Over time, technological advances have allowed improved medical and surgical outcomes and have increased the safety of surgical procedures. A physician must be willing to incorporate these advances and new techniques into everyday use, and this is particularly important when considering treatment options for your child.
At Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP, our physicians utilize the latest advanced surgical techniques and equipment to improve patient outcomes while providing the safest possible environment.
For example, our spine surgeons prefer pedicle screw fixation over traditional hook-and-wire fixation for scoliosis surgery. They also employ a CAT scan-based navigation system intra-operatively during all spine surgeries. This allows for a more accurate placement of pedicle screws. Their navigation suite has been the site of live surgical demonstrations simultaneously broadcast to Europe and around the United States. Together these methods have led to greater correction of the degree of scoliosis, decreased postoperative complications with the instrumentation, and improved patient outcome. Our sports surgeons use a new, cutting-edge arthroscopy suite which allows minimally invasive techniques that maximize recovery and outcomes in young athletes.
These advances encompass all of our subspecialties. Our operating room has been specially-fitted with advanced imaging technology and specialized instrumentation to accommodate all of our orthopaedic surgical procedures.
Location, Location, Location
Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP has multiple office locations to better accommodate our patients. Our office locations include our new state-of-the-art facilities using digital radiography in downtown St. Petersburg near Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and in Tampa near Raymond James Stadium. Our satellite offices are located at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care in Sarasota, East Lake and Pasco.
Surgical procedures are performed at hospitals and outpatient facilities which have received specialized outfitting for pediatric care, helping to assure the safest, most individualized care for each of our patients.
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, is home to some of the most experienced pediatric specialists on the West Coast of Florida. Our physicians have chosen to perform their inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as it has encompassed our ideals by specifically serving the pediatric population only. The orthopaedic support team consists of knowledgeable professionals who participate in each step. This team consists of orthopaedically-trained pediatric nurses and patient care technicians, fellowship-trained Pediatric Radiologists and Pediatric Anesthesiologists.
- Carillon Outpatient Center brings quality care closer to home for the children of central and north Pinellas county as well as Hillsborough county. Service includes same day surgery to rehabilitation services in a convenient and child friendly outpatient setting.
Kids Will Be Kids
Children are not just small adults. Their orthopaedic conditions and injuries often require a specialized approach. At some point, most children will require the attention of an orthopaedist – either because of a broken bone, sports injury, or other condition. Treatment at that point should concentrate on the child’s specific needs, allowing them to heal and return to what they do best – being children.
Integrity, credentials, commitment, and the use of advanced technology are what make our physicians distinct and the best choice for your child’s orthopaedic care!
Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP was first established in 1988, and has become renowned statewide for providing pediatric orthopaedic care of the highest standard. Now with seven, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedists, we at Children’s Orthopaedic & Scoliosis Surgery Associates firmly believe that excellence should be a standard to which we all aspire. We understand that our patients deserve the best and therefore expect the most from us. Having been in practice over 25 years, now generations of patients have been cared for, and we are proud to have earned the reputation for providing the best care in the Tampa Bay area and indeed, throughout West Central Florida.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital ranks as the top pediatric hospital on Florida's west coast, according to 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospital rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.