Leslie Travels for Scoliosis Revision Surgery
Leslie was diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager that was treated first by bracing and then scoliosis surgery with Harrington Rods. Years later she developed Flatback Syndrome.
After two additional surgeries that failed to relieve her condition, Leslie sought a scoliosis surgery revision specialist. She soon learned that in order to find an expert scoliosis surgeon, she must be willing to travel. Leslie traveled out of state to see Dr. Matthew Geck, a Fellowship-Trained Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon. This video details Leslie’s journey.
Dr. Geck Featured on KLBJ News Radio
Austin spine and scoliosis surgeon sheds light on scoliosis, in kids and adults. Dr. Geck says scoliosis can cause problems with the lungs and other organs. He says if left untreated, older adults can experience additional symptoms, “…degeneration of the spine, thin bone in older ladies, osteoporosis, and those can cause these curves that have been stable for years to start to progress, so more deformity, more pain.”
A Message from Dr. Geck and SpineHope
SpineHope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing advanced spinal treatments directly to underprivileged children around the world.
“We are happy to announce that our first US Hub Program patient is officially on their way to Austin to have surgery at Dell Children’s Hospital with SpineHope’s Medical Director & President, Dr. Matthew Geck.
Traveling all the way from Guatemala our 14-year-old patient Arleth and her mother are anxious to finally get the surgical care they’ve needed for years. Born with a congenital scoliosis, Arleth’s deformity has been the cause of much worry, discomfort and a diminished quality of life.
Though local doctors have been unable to treat her progressive case, it is through SpineHope’s US Hub Program that Arleth will receive appropriate care.
SpineHope is truly indebted for all of the generosity and hard work of all parties involved, which include: American Airlines (their Miles For Kids program), the Austin Ronald McDonald House, Medtronic, Biotronic, Dr. Elena Ruiz (with Bee Caves Pediatrics) and most significantly Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for making this charity case possible!
Stay tuned for updates on Arleth’s visit to Austin and her surgery planned for later this month.”
Dr. Geck on KVUE Austin
Austin spine surgeon helps give scoliosis patients their active lives back.
Watch the video above to see how Dr. Geck of Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center helped Taylor recover from her spinal curve with minimally invasive scoliosis surgery. “It would get serious enough for me to fall to the ground,” says Taylor. After minimally invasive scoliosis surgery to correct her spinal curve, Taylor is back on the Varsity Cheer team and recently competed in the Miss Texas Teen USA Pageant. News story feature by JIM BERGAMO / KVUE News and photojournalist Michael Moore.
Dr. Matthew Geck Recognized as One of “50 Spine Surgeons Focusing on Scoliosis Development” by Becker’s Spine Review
The Becker’s listing is comprised of spine surgeons leading scoliosis development nationwide. Dr. Geck is one of only 3 or 4 surgeons in the country to perform truly minimally invasive scoliosis reconstruction, bringing the minimally invasive spine surgery movement to scoliosis surgery in the Southwest United States. These techniques can be used in children, adolescents, and adults. This philosophy is focused on a single, posterior, minimally invasive approach for reconstruction of spinal deformity whenever appropriate. Click here to view the complete Becker’s list of spine surgeons focusing on scoliosis development.
This Becker’s Spine Review list is compiled through a lengthy research and review process. The editorial team starts a master list of facilities or individuals based on national rankings or original research. The lists compiled without a nomination process are essentially considered “lists of lists,” which highlight institutions or individuals that are consistently lauded by other industry ranking companies. Each list is vetted through a panel of industry experts. These experts provide feedback on the chosen entries and note any oversights prior to publication.
Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Dr. Matthew Geck
Dr. Matthew Geck has been selected as a Spine Surgeon Leader to Know by Becker’s Spine Review. Click here to visit the Becker’s Spine Review site and read more about Dr. Geck.
Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review features news and analysis on business and legal issues relating to orthopedic and spine practices. Each issue of the quarterly publication reaches an audience of 12,500 key ASC-industry orthopedic and spine practice decision-makers including orthopedic and sports medicine physicians and surgeons and spine practice administrators.
Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center Named One of “55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review
There are four spine surgeons and two nonsurgical care physicians practicing at Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center. The surgeons perform minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement and surgical correction of scoliosis. Click here to read more.
Dr. Geck Member of Cervical Spine Research Society
Dr. Matthew Geck is only the third surgeon in central Texas to be accepted into the Cervical Spine Research Society. He was accepted into the society in February of 2012.
The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotes clinical and basic science research of the cervical spine. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles.
Summer Back Problems
Watch a YouTube video of Eeric Truumees, M.D. talk about summer back injuries on KXAN.
About Vertebral Body Stapling
“Vertebral body stapling is a new minimally invasive procedure for patients with early onset scoliosis. The surgeon at Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center apply metal staples to the front side of the spine between two vertebrae, which compress the growth plates and slow the growth of that side of the spine, allowing the scoliosis to correct themselves naturally, similar to orthodontic braces for teeth,” explains Dr. Matthew Geck, scoliosis surgeon.
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Dr. Geck Uploads New Videos
Click here to watch videos featuring the latest spine surgery and scoliosis surgery techniques and innovations. Videos include Dr. Matthew Geck featured on Austin, Texas news stations. Also view patient educational videos of spine and scoliosis procedures including: “Rod Capture like Sideloading Screws”, DLIF procedure, TLIF procedure, XLIF procedure, Scoliosis Care, Patient Success Stories, Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery and more.
Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center – Central Texas, Austin
Learn more about the multidisciplinary spine team at Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center. The center that combines the expertise of a physical medicine MD, Dr. Lee Moroz, who specializes in non-surgical treatment options and two fellowship-trained spine surgeons, Dr. John Stoke and Dr. Matthew Geck. Listen also as patients of Seton Spine & Scoliosis share their experiences.
Dr. Matthew Geck Radio Feature
Dr. Geck says a medical condition that often begins during the teenage years could spell big problems for adults, especially if left untreated. KLBJ’s Perry Watson tells us more about this disease in a Medical Update. Click here to listen to this medical update story.
This media clip used courtesy of Radio Station, 590KLBJ, in Austin,Texas.