Scoliosis Center

Scoliosis Center 1st Floor Service Hours: 24 hrs. 66 (0) 2378-9000

Scoliosis Center


Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is a center for advanced medical care. Our teams of medical experts specialize in many different fields. Among these areas of expertise are spinal disorders. The physicians specializing in spinal disorders at Samitivej Srinakarin are highly-educated and well trained in the care of spinal diseases, experienced and well-respected, both nationally and internationally. We use the latest medical innovations in both the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of spinal conditions in order to achieve the most accurate and effective treatment results.

Scoliosis Center have a team of doctors and medical staff who specialize in the treatment of scoliosis, both in children and adults.

Professor Emeritus Charoen Chotigavanich. M.D.,F.A.C.S., Orthopedic Surgeon at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital and President Asia Pacific Orthopedics Association

We have a team of doctors and medical staff who specialize in the treatment of scoliosis, both in children and adults. Samitivej Hospital has also established the “Samitivej New Life Fund for Scoliosis” to perform surgeries for underprivileged children suffering from scoliosis.

Medical Facilities and Services

The Scoliosis Center at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is fully prepared with all the necessary equipment, innovative tools and advanced technology to treat scoliosis effectively. The center’s services include diagnosis, treatment and therapy for scoliosis. The following are further benefits of the center:

  • A modern patient examination room and treatment room, fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical tools and equipment
  • An operating theater that meets the highest standards of quality and modern technology
  • Technologically advanced medical devices used in the diagnosis of spinal and joints diseases, such as bone densitometry equipment, a spinal navigation system and an MRI scanner
  • A team of physicians who specialize in all areas related to the treatment of the spine, including rehabilitation medicine specialists and physical therapists who are specially trained and experienced in caring for and rehabilitating scoliosis patients, both before and after surgery. Our doctors will provide patients with close medical consultancy and advice on correct rehabilitation techniques in order to help our patients make steady, continual progress toward total health and wellness.



Our Services

  • Observation and Monitoring
    • In cases where the patient has a less than 20 to 30-degree curve, the doctor will usually schedule a follow-up visit for every four to six months.
  • Cast or Brace Treatment
    • In cases where the curve is greater than 30 degrees, it is recommended that the patient wear a close-fitting cast or brace around the body to re-train the spine and prevent the curve from worsening. The cast or brace should generally be worn for about 23 hours a day and only taken off when showering or bathing. Scoliosis braces should be worn until the patient stops growing, and the number of hours it is worn should be gradually reduced until it is certain that the patient’s spinal curve is no longer increasing.
  • Surgical Treatment
    • Surgery is used for the adjustment and correction of the spinal curve, in cases where the patient has a curve of greater than 45 degrees and is at an age where they are still growing, or if the curve is more than 50 to 55 degrees and the patient has stopped growing. During the surgery, metal rods are typically attached to the spine and used to hold the spine in place and to align and straighten it. The benefit of surgical treatment is its ability to straighten a curved spine permanently. After surgery, activities that involve spinal movement should be avoided for about six to nine months, such as bending and twisting. After that, the patient can begin to do some exercises that have no risk of injury, such as swimming, walking, etc. However, the cost of surgical treatments are very high, and there is risk of the spinal cord and nerves being stretched or compressed, causing nerve damage. Therefore surgery must only be performed by a specialist with extensive knowledge, experience and expertise.
  • Physical Therapy
    • This involves therapists teaching patients what position to be in when they lie down, working with the patient on balancing, learning various exercises to help treat the spinal curve and bring it back into proper alignment, or as close to normal as possible. Treatment varies according to the individual, and this kind of therapy should always be carried out by a physical therapist who has received specialized training for scoliosis, in order to achieve maximum efficiency in treatment.

Our team of doctors ready to provide treatment and rehabilitation

  • Prof. Emer. Charoen Chotigavanich, M.D.
    • Spinal and Orthopedic Surgeon and Specialist
    • Former President of the Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association (APOA) and Former President of the Spinal Section of the Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association
    • Senior Director of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Scoliosis Center, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital
  • Prof. Prakit Tienboon, M.D.
    • Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Spine, Joint and Hip Replacement Surgery
    • Director of the Failed Back Center (Revision Spine Center), Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital
  • Clinical Prof. Surin Thanpipattanasiri, M.D.
    • Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Spine and Joints
  • Assoc. Prof. Chatupon Chotigavanichaya, M.D.
    • Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Spine and Joints
  • Asst. Prof. Monchai Ruangchinikom, M.D.
    • Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Spine and Joints
  • Asst. Prof. Visal Kantaratanakul, M.D.
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
    • Head of the Rehabilitation Center, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital
  • Pantasak Tansakul, M.D.
    • Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist