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Dr. Randal Betz
Dr. Randal R. Betz, MD
ASC Spine Surgeon

Dr. Randal R. Betz, MD

Anterior Scoliosis Correction Spine Surgeon

Randal R. Betz, MD is a nationally recognized surgeon with over 30 years of experience in caring for children and adults with problems of the spine, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, fused vertebrae, neuromuscular scoliosis, and other spine-related conditions.

Dr. Randal Betz: NJ Top Docs

Dr. Randal Betz began his career caring for both children and adults, but for the past 15 years has been entirely dedicated to the treatment of children and adolescents with pediatric spine problems. His particular expertise and passion is developing and offering the newest treatment options.


In addition to his expertise in the management of spine disorders, Dr. Randal Betz is internationally recognized for his expertise in pediatric spinal cord injury (SCI). Over the last 20 years, he has advanced medical and rehabilitation approaches for children with SCI, particularly in the areas of neuromuscular scoliosis, hip subluxation and dislocation, upper extremity tendon transfers, and functional electrical stimulation for restoring upper and lower extremity function, as well as bowel and bladder.

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In addition to the clinical care of children with SCI, Dr. Betz has been one of few researchers who has pioneered new treatments to improve function and prevent complications in these children.

Previously, Dr. Randal Betz was Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia. He is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Betz earned a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, completed an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Temple University Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, and undertook a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. He received several distinguished postdoctoral fellowships, including the ABC Traveling Fellowship, the North American Traveling Fellowship, and the Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellowship. In 2013, Dr. Betz served as the senior mentor for the Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship.

  • Ten U.S. patents for new methods and treatments for scoliosis
  • Authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles and 45 chapters in medical textbooks
  • Performed over 900 presentations, invited lectures and distinguished lectureships worldwide
  • Co-editor of four medical textbooks on spine surgery and one medical textbook on pediatric spinal cord injury

He is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society (for which he served as President in 2005), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Paraplegia Society, American Spinal Injury Association, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Dr. Betz is a recipient of the A. Estin Comarr Memorial Award for Clinical Service from the American Paraplegia Society, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Spinal Injury Association.

How Dr. Betz Uses His Expertise to Deliver Anterior Scoliosis Treatment Surgery for Patients

Dr. Randal R. Betz is not just a surgeon; he’s a pioneer in the field of scoliosis treatment. With decades of experience and a deep commitment to his patients, Dr. Betz uses his extensive knowledge and skills to deliver ASC surgery with precision and care. Coupled with his empathetic patient care and meticulous post-operative monitoring, Dr. Betz ensures his patients not only receive top-tier medical treatment but also a supportive and nurturing environment throughout their recovery.

The Surgical Procedure: What to Expect From ASC Surgery and Dr. Betz

ASC surgery represents a multi-year, multi-generational advancement in scoliosis surgery. Unlike the traditional posterior metal rod fusion, ASC is less invasive and muscle-sparing. This innovative surgical technique can be performed on individuals aged 4 to 55 with curves measuring from 40 to over 90 degrees. Dr. Betz’s world-class expertise, coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities at the Institute for Spine & Scoliosis in Lawrenceville, NJ, ensures patients receive the best possible care. The Institute has received numerous awards and recognition for its advancements in scoliosis surgery. Recovery from ASC surgery is typically faster than traditional scoliosis surgery. Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, patients often experience less pain and can return to their normal activities much sooner, and Dr. Betz will help provide guidance throughout your recovery. Post-surgery, you’ll have regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your recovery is on track. Dr. Betz will work with the team to adjust to your needs and ensure you trust his words and recommendations to ensure a full recovery. The decision to have surgery is a significant one, and it’s essential to feel confident in your choice. With Anterior Scoliosis Correction, you’re choosing a solution backed by cutting-edge technology, extensive research, positive patient outcomes, and, of course, a doctor who cares just as much as you do. Choose the path to a healthier spine with Dr. Randal R. Betz and the Institute for Spine and Scoliosis. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how we can assist you on your journey to recovery.

Benefits of ASC Surgery

ASC surgery boasts high clinical success rates and low revision rates, which makes it a reliable option for scoliosis correction, primarily when performed by specialists in the field, such as Dr. Betz. The procedure preserves the spine’s growth, mobility, and flexibility, allowing patients to maintain a high quality of life post-surgery. Moreover, the recovery time associated with ASC surgery is significantly shorter compared to other surgeries. Patients can expect to return to physical activity much sooner. Additional benefits of ASC surgery include:
  • Muscle-Sparing: It is a 100% back muscle-sparing surgery, making it less invasive compared to traditional methods.
  • High Success Rates: ASC has been shown to have high clinical success rates of around 78% on average and low revision rates.
  • Broad Applicability: ASC can be performed on individuals aged 4 to 55 with curves measuring from 40 to over 90 degrees.
  • Preserves Spine Functionality: The procedure preserves the growth, mobility, and flexibility of the spine.
  • Faster Recovery: Patients are able to return to physical activity in just six weeks.

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The Institute for Spine and Scoliosis has successfully treated patients

More About Randal R. Betz, MD

In 2014, Dr. Betz moved his practice to Lawrenceville, New Jersey to join forces with Dr. Darryl Antonacci to offer a combined 50+ years of spine surgery experience. In this new location, Dr. Betz continues his clinical practice and research in offering and advancing effective treatment options for infants, children, and adolescents with scoliosis, spine problems and orthopedic issues related to spinal cord injury.

Meet Dr. Randal R. Betz, MD, and the Rest of the Team at the Institute for Spine and Scoliosis Today!

Your journey to a healthier spine starts here with Dr. Randal R. Betz, MD, your trusted anterior scoliosis correction spine surgeon. Don’t let scoliosis limit your life any longer. Take the first step towards a better, stronger, and healthier you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Antonacci and the rest of the team today! Meet Drs. ABC and learn more about how we can assist you on your path to recovery.

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