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Dr. Peter G. Gabos

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Children's Spine Foundation
P.O. Box 397
Valley Forge , Pennsylvania 19481
United States

Company Description: The Children's Spine Foundation educates colleagues around the world to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. We support the participation of leading...   more

Employment History

  • Co-Director
    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children's Center for Spine and Scoliosis Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children's Center for Spine and Scoliosis Surgery
  • The Nemours Foundation
  • Orthopaedic Specialist
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Jefferson Medical College


  • medical degree
    New York University
  • MD
  • M.D.
22 Total References
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Contacts, 22 Dec 2014 [cached]
Peter Gabos, MD * Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children * Wilmington, DE
Scoliosis affects twice as many girls as boys, 13 Sept 2011 [cached]
While thought to be hereditary, the cause of most cases of scoliosis is unknown, says Dr. Peter Gabos, co-director of Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children's Center for Spine and Scoliosis Surgery in Wilmington.
"We don't know whether it's linked to the X chromosome, whether it's due to the ligaments or due to some hormonal issue," he says.
People with mild scoliosis may not need treatment. Those with severe cases could undergo surgery or be fitted for a brace.
Scoliosis affects girls twice as often as boys, while the ratio of severe curves from scoliosis in girls to boys is about 7 to 1, Gabos says. It is easier to diagnose as children enter puberty since they are hitting a tremendous growth spurt.
"Typically, a sixth-grade girl will have very long legs and a very short trunk," Gabos says. "After that, they basically grow into their trunk, and during that very rapid phase of spine growth, the spine grows basically to meet the (growth) of the lower half of the body."
Surgery is typically performed on children with a spine curvature that exceeds 50 degrees. The main goal is to stop the curve from increasing. A secondary goal, Gabos says, is to rebalance the spine toward a more common contour.
"We're taking a lot of little, crooked bones and turning them into one straight solid bone," he says. "We don't treat the entire spine, only the part that's curved. The part above the curve and below the curve is left untouched."
Surgeries also can be done on adults, but they carry more risk.
"As we get older, we get stiff," Gabos says.
delawareonline ¦ The News Journal ¦ Young athletes deal with grown-up injuries, 8 May 2006 [cached]
Dr. Peter G. Gabos is an orthopedic surgeon at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children: "When kids get injured, the expectation is that we can fix anything.
"It's good for business," said pediatric orthopedic surgeon Peter G. Gabos at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Rockland.
His parents were stunned when Gabos told them he had a torn rotator cuff.
Gabos said that kind of attitude has to change.After all, surgery won't necessarily return everything to normal.
"In most cases, the joints are never the same," Gabos said.
The Jefferson Health System -- Watch Out for Your Child's Sports Injuries, 22 July 1999 [cached]
Peter G. Gabos, MD
duPont Hospital for Children
Peter G. Gabos, MD, orthopaedic specialist at duPont at Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, offers advice to parents with children active in sports.
Ask almost any pediatric orthopaedist and he or she will tell you that like adults, children who play sports can get injured.
According to Dr. Peter Gabos, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, children can also be injured when they do foolish things, are not careful and do not consider possible dangers.For example, he says, they can hurt themselves by losing their grip and falling from significant heights while playing on jungle gyms or climbing trees.Or, they can test the limits of extreme sports, and injure themselves by rollerblading down a flight of stairs..
Whichever the cause, some injuries look worse than they are ; cuts and bruises and the variations thereof, require only minor patching.But others, the ones Dr. Gabos sees in his practice, are worse.If left untreated or treated incorrectly, they can cause permanent damage.
Peter G. Gabos, M.D., clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, practices pediatric orthopaedics at duPont at Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.He received his medical degree at New York University, performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at duPont Hospital for Children.Dr. Gabos is board-certified in the two specialties.
DuPont at Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, located at 833 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, brings together pediatric specialists from duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington with Jefferson's primary care physicians at one convenient location.
THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: I'm a Professional Caregiver and You're Not, 17 April 2013 [cached]
Thank you, Dr. Peter Gabos, for taking such good care of my son... and for comforting me with this message:
Peter Gabos, MD Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
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