Spine Surgery Cases: Before & After Stories from our Patients

Dr. Jason Lowenstein has earned his reputation as an industry-leading expert in scoliosis and spinal deformity because he is able to deliver such dramatic and transformative results. A regional referral source for adult and pediatric spinal deformity cases, Dr. Lowenstein is often called upon to perform exceptionally complicated (and rare) cases using advanced techniques that require years of training to perfect.

But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Listen to the before & after stories of our patients below and view side-by-side photos detailing their dramatic progress.

Gianna, JLMD patient with kyphosis & head-on-chest deformity

I feel awesome! I can move my neck. I can sleep well. I feel so much better.




Gianna Before Surgery

Gianna After Surgery

8-year-old young woman with Neurofibromatosis & Scoliosis

Before Scoliosis Surgery

patient with scoliosis and neurofibromatosis before surgical correction

After Scoliosis Surgery

patient with scoliosis and neurofibromatosis before surgical correction

Surgical Treatment of 8-year-old with Neurofibromatosis & Scoliosis This 8-year-old young woman with Neurofibromatosis presented for evaluation of scoliosis. She was found to have a 36-degree scoliosis, with a large plexiform neurofibroma identified along the convexity of her scoliosis. She initially underwent surgical resection of Neurofibroma, which was approached through a right-sided thoracotomy. Discussion was […]

Cheri Donnelly, Nationally Ranked Ice Skating Champion, Back on Ice After Scoliosis Surgery Cheri Donnelly, a three-time national figure skating medalist, discovered the art of ice skating when she was just 11-years-old. A natural gymnast, Cheri had already mastered many complicated skills, including backflips, handsprings, and layouts, outside of the rink. Recruiting that same impeccable […]

Sparta, NJ Resident Returns to Snowboarding After Scoliosis Surgery 15-year-old Jared Muller was snowboarding during a family vacation to Vermont when his mother noticed something odd: One of Jared’s shoulder blades was elevated much higher than the other one. Alarmed by her recent discovery, Jared’s mom began to research medical issues that can cause uneven […]

Lisa’s Scoliosis Recovery Journey Lisa’s scoliosis recovery journey was recently featured in “Moments That Matter,” a collection of inspiring patient recovery stories from the Atlantic Health System, where Dr. Lowenstein serves as the Director of the Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity Center. When Lisa L. was 11-years-old, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curve of the […]