The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute Stature Center is the most experienced place in the world to have this surgery. Dr. Dror Paley is the most experienced limb lengthening surgeon in the world for both stature lengthening and for lengthening for limb length discrepancy. He has performed over 20,000 limb-lengthening surgeries since 1986. He has the best track record of success with all types of limb lengthening. This is very important as regards safety. His protégé, Dr. Craig Robbins, has been working with him on Stature Lengthening for the past five years and helps Dr. Paley with almost every stature surgery and also helps with the follow-up office visits. Together they have the largest and safest experience in the world with STATURE LENGTHENING. The rest of the stature lengthening team includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and one Nurse Coordinator. Our four physician assistants; John Robb, Vera Gray, Allan Loesch, and Michelle Hyland are very experienced in helping with the surgery and outpatient management. Our two nurse practitioners Marcia Haines and Osiris Ahuatzin are exceptional with inpatient management. They are available all day in the inpatient surgical unit where the stature patients stay for three to four nights. Our case manager Emily Ward organizes all the discharge needs of the patients. The entire team approach is coordinated by Angelique Keller, RN. Angelique is present at each stature consultation. She is the central point person who helps with all aspects of care including booking of consultation and surgery, patient housing, etc. Finally Angelique’s assistant Sylwia Kaczmarek works behind the scenes to coordinate all of these aspects.
Limb lengthening can lead to many complications. Unlike other types of cosmetic surgery, limb lengthening can lead to chronic pain and disability. Therefore the most important factor to consider is NOT COST, but rather SAFETY. There are many centers around the world offering stature lengthening at cheaper prices than at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute Stature Center. There are no other centers offering limb lengthening as safely as at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute Stature Center. SAFETY is the most important consideration when choosing where to go. Safety comes from EXPERIENCE and organization. At the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute Stature Center, we provide the most experienced limb lengthening team in the world with the best safety track record in the world. The multidisciplinary, organized team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, orthopedic technologists, and patient coordinators, etc. All of which are dedicated to the limb lengthening process makes it safe, secure, and as streamlined as possible. The RELIABILITY of the team gives peace of mind knowing that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year the team is there to provide care for all of our patients from around the world. Finally, we have achieved excellent results in all of our patients, demonstrating the REPRODUCIBILITY of the methods we use.