One young woman was training to be an Olympic gymnast until she began experiencing career-ending back pain. She visited many doctors, and underwent MRI’s, injections, and even experimental treatments, all to no avail. After diagnosing a rare type of fracture in her spine, I performed minimally invasive surgery, and removed a bone chip that was causing her pain. She went home the same day and returned a week later, proudly demonstrating back-bends in my office, pain-free. This is a child who, prior to the surgery, had lost her life’s goal, and was becoming depressed; now she is pursuing her goal of competing in the Olympics.Our Center places considerable effort into making visits easy for families. We have received incredible feedback from parents on how easy it is to get appointments for their child and how they feel that they have access to nurses, physicians assistants, and physicians after appointments for further discussion. Personally, for every patient that I provide with a major surgery, their family gets access to my cell phone. Other doctors might feel this is insane. But I have found that parents are incredibly respectful of this privilege.