Suggestion: Fly into New York City. Have appointments prearranged with Dr. Lonner and Dr. Boachie, their offices are only about three blocks apart. You will get a wealth of information from renowned doctors in a convenient manner. If you need x-rays, go to Lonner's office first as he will x-ray your child there and will let you take the films with you. It will probably cost about a $1,100 for both visits including films. Good luck.
Mark & Jane, Parents of Lisa
Daughter 15 years old
Posterior surgery was in October, 2005, with Dr. Paul Sponseller at Johns Hopkins. Fused T2-L2 w/4 rib thoracoplasty. Rib and local autograft. All pedicle screw and stainless construct.
Before: PT 33, MT 63, L 32, kyphosis 46.
After: PT 7, MT 4, L 15, kyphosis 32.