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Dr. Peter G. Gabos

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Orthopedic Surgeon

Phone: (302) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Local Address:  United States
The Nemours Foundation
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington , Delaware 19803
United States

Company Description: The mission of Nemours Biomedical Research is to contribute to the body of health care knowledge that supports the medical and surgical staff in restoring and...   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
  • Co-Director, Spine and Scoliosis Center, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon


  • MD
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Peter G. Gabos, ..., 30 Jan 2016 [cached]
Peter G. Gabos, MD
Co-Director, Spine and Scoliosis Center Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
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.
Contacts, 22 Dec 2014 [cached]
Peter Gabos, MD * Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children * Wilmington, DE
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.
AI's Dr. Peter Gabos, ..., 30 Jan 2016 [cached]
AI's Dr. Peter Gabos, orthopedic surgeon, codirector spine & scoliosis
Peter G. Gabos, MD
Co-Director, Spine and Scoliosis Center Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
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