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Spine Conditions


The Spine Program at BC Children’s Hospital sees approximately 50 patients each week for scoliosis and other spine-related conditions and injuries. 

Our team

The clinical team consists of Dr. Chris Reilly, Dr. Firoz Miyanji, Dr. Ravi Ghag, and Dr. Andrea Simmonds who work with many other doctors, nurses and hospital staff to provide comprehensive, individualized care to our patients. 


Dr. Christopher Reilly
Office: 604-875-3711

Dr. Firoz Miyanji
Office: 604-875-2651                

Dr. Ravi Ghag 
Office: 604 875 2068    

Dr. Andrea Simmonds
Office: 604-875-7202

Nurse clinician

Office: 604-875-2609

Prepare For Surgery

There are several different types of surgeries that are common for children with a spine deformity. It is important to speak to your surgeon about the potential role of surgery for your child, discuss the risks and benefits, and make an educated decision regarding a treatment course.

The following link contains useful information for an upcoming surgery.

See also the main Surgery page, and take our Surgery Virtual Tour.


View the following links for more information on scoliosis and the resources that are available at BC Children’s Hospital to contribute to the care of our patients.

1. Setting Scoliosis Straight

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Handbook and more resources for scoliosis and research

2. Healthlink BC

Find medically approved information on more than 5,000 health topics and see what is required to see a spine specialist at BCCH

3. Family Support & Resource Centre

A health library, bookstore, and a support service providing information and resources for families throughout BC

4. BC Family Residence Program

Information for out of town patients

5. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

For more information about idiopathic scoliosis

6. Scoliosis Research Society

For more information about scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis

7. Growing Spine Foundation

For Information about young children with scoliosis

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