Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center presents How Do I Know if Surgery Can Help My Child with Cerebral Palsy
Speaker: Joshua E. Hyman, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatric Orthopedics; St. Giles Foundation Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUIMC, Clinical Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
This webinar will be delivered over Zoom and will be recorded. Open to the public, free of charge.
The ultimate goal of orthopedic surgery for children with cerebral palsy is to improve their quality of life. Every surgery has its risks, and every child is different, so it takes careful consideration to determine when surgery is appropriate. Collaboration between parents and physicians can help families weigh the possible benefits with the risks of surgery.
In this webinar, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Clinical Director of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Joshua E. Hyman, MD will discuss the approach to assessing the family's goals and the impact on your child's quality of life.
Dr. Hyman will cover:
The indicators to look for
Common surgeries for children with cerebral palsy
Questions to ask your provider
Assessment of risks and benefits
Assessing the outcomes
The role of the caregiver
This webinar is open to the public and suitable for families with children with cerebral palsy. Adults with cerebral palsy are also welcome to share experience during the discussions.
We will start with a presentation by Dr. Hyman and then open the floor to questions.
Joshua E. Hyman, MD, is a nationally and globally renowned specialist in the care of children with cerebral palsy and lower extremity deformity. He is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, and St. Giles Foundation Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. As Clinical Director of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, he helps oversee a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals that carefully designs and executes personalized treatment programs for each and every patient to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Hyman also serves multiple roles within the national and international governance of orthopedic surgery. He is currently Secretary of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center is a part of Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Through comprehensive medical care, research, and education programs, we aim to expand knowledge of cerebral palsy and access to care across from infancy to adulthood.