Dr. Geck provides New hope for Sri Lankan girl in Austin with severe scoliosis

 


Dr. Geck on KVUE Austin: "Austin spine surgeon, helps give scoliosis patients their active lives back"

Watch video above to see how Dr. Geck 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.Click here to read the story on KVUE Austin.


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 learn more about Dr. Geck. 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.


20 Spine Surgeons Leading Charitable Care Efforts

Dr. Matthew Geck has been named to the Becker's Spine Review list of Spine Surgeons Leading Charitable Care Efforts. Click here to download the complete list of spine surgeons leading charitable care efforts.

Dr. Geck is the co-chief of the Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center in Austin, Texas. He is also the founder and medical director of SpineHope, a charitable organization for advancing spine treatment to underprivileged children around the world. He has a professional interested in minimally invasive scoliosis reconstruction. Dr. Geck is also an active researcher of minimally invasive scoliosis reconstruction, surgical planning and complex osteotomy surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed his residency at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Geck also completed an adult and pediatric spine surgery fellowship at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Children's Hospital.

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. Dr. Matthew Geck is a fellowship-trained spine and scoliosis surgeon in Austin, Texas.


Dr. Matthew Geck discusses benefits of Vertebral Body Stapling on KLBJ in Austin, Texas

Dr. Geck has been using the minimally invasive procedure known as Vertebral Body Stapling for the treatment of spinal curvatures (scoliosis) for the past 2 1/2 years in the Austin region.

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The treatment is best suited for patients 9-13 years old with spinal curvatures of 25 to 35 degrees. Using a very small incision, a memory medal is placed in the spine which can help straighten the spine while retaining normal motion. The treatment has high success rates, with about 80% of patients seeing either stabilized or improved results after 2 years.

Click here or select the image to the left to listen to Dr. Geck talk with Perry Watson of KLBJ.

This media clip used courtesy of Radio Station, 590KLBJ, in Austin,Texas.

12 Spine Surgeons Performing Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery

Dr. Matthew Geck has been named to the Becker's Spine Review list of Spine Surgeons Performing Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery.

Dr. Geck is the co-chief of Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center and has a professional interest in minimally invasive scoliosis reconstruction. He was among the first spine surgeons in the southwestern region of the country to perform a minimally invasive technique and the first in central Texas to perform and integrate ScoliScore genetic testing into his practice. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Geck is actively researching minimally invasive scoliosis reconstruction, surgical planning and complex osteotomy surgery. Dr. Geck is also the founder and medical director of SpineHope, a charitable organization for advancing spine treatment to underprivileged children around the world. He is a fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society and member of the Cervical Spine Research Society. He earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed his residency at UCLA Medical Center. He also completed an adult and pediatric spine surgery fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Children's Hospital.

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. Dr. Matthew Geck is a fellowship-trained spine and scoliosis surgeon in Austin, Texas.


Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Dr. Matthew Geck of the Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center

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.


Scoliosis Texas named as one of "55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know" by Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Matthew Geck is the Co-Chief of Scoliosis Texas in Austin, Tx. Click here to read more.


Patient Success Story Update

spine hope save the date, transforming lives worldwide through research, dr matthew geckDr. Geck performed minimally invasive scoliosis surgery on Libby to correct a 62º spinal curve in November of 2011. After surgery, Libby's scoliosis curve was corrected to 14º. Read Libby's success story here.

In the spring of 2012, Libby qualified to compete in the tumbling event at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Tumbling & Trampoline Junior Olympics National Championships in Long Beach, California. The competition took place from July 4 - July 11. The photo to the left shows Libby during the competition where she earned the Silver Medal! Congratulations Libby!


Evening of Hope Fundraiser a Success — Thank you!

spine hope save the date, transforming lives worldwide through research, dr matthew geckThe Evening of Hope Charity Fundraiser on Saturday, September 8, 2012 was a success! Thank you for your donations. View event photos here.

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Your generosity helps SpineHope transform the lives of children worldwide through spine surgery, education, and research.

To donate to SpineHope children, please visit our website or contact Beth Felker.

Beth@SpineHope.org
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Dr. Matthew Geck is the Co-Founder of SpineHope, a non profit organization that transforms the lives of children with spinal deformities worldwide through surgery, education and research.


On-going Research Projects at the International Meeting for Advanced Spinal Techniques

Dr. Matthew Geck has two research projects accepted for presentation at the International Meeting for Advanced Spinal Techniques in Turkey in July 2012.

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Dr. Matthew 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.


Spring 2012 SpineHope trip to Cali Columbia

The spring SpineHope trip to Cali is scheduled for May 26 through June 1, 2012.

Dr. Matthew Geck is the Co-Founder of SpineHope, a non profit organization that transforms the lives of children with spinal deformities worldwide through surgery, education and research.


vertebral body stapling for scoliosis, scoliosis treatment austin,scoliosis treatment houston,scoliosis treatment waco“Vertebral body stapling is a new minimally invasive procedure for patients with early onset scoliosis," the surgeon at Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center in Austin explains. "Using this procedure, the surgeon applies 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 curves to correct themselves naturally, similar to orthodontic braces for teeth,” explains Dr. Matthew Geck, scoliosis surgeon.

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As a well respected scoliosis and spine surgeon, Dr. Geck is frequently asked to speak at conferences and meetings of spine care professionals. He is also a resource for news organizations doing stories on scoliosis and spine conditions.

Click HERE to listen to a piece about Dr. Geck that recently aired on NPR.

Featured Videos

Dr. Matthew Geck shares educational videos and information on spine and scoliosis procedures.

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.

Spine and Scoliosis Resources

Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery - Case Study (PDF)

Treatments
  • Traditional Treatments
    • Learn about traditional treatments for pain relief to bridge from inactivity to physical therapy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Learn about advances in scoliosis treatment and current minimally invasive options.
  • Osteotomy Surgery
    • For the most complex spinal deformities learn about how osteotomy surgery can balance the spine.
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
    • Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery uses techniques for minimal invasion of the chest wall or thoracic cavity.
  • Vertebral Body Stapling
    • Vertebral body stapling is an innovative, minimally invasive approach that is an alternative therapy for early onset scoliosis.
  • XLIF, DLIF, TLIF
    • Learn about minimally invasive interbody techniques such as XLIF, DLIF, and TLIF.
What do Your Symptoms Indicate?
  • Red Flag Symptoms
    • Many back problems can improve on their own or with non-surgical treatment. They key is to understand which symptoms are emergencies and need to be seen immediately.
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    • Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain. Scoliosis Texas mails out Home Remedy Books to residents throughout the Austin area.

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