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Stephen Lewis, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Toronto Western Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON

About Stephen Lewis, MD

Doctor Stephen Lewis is a board certified and dual fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) affiliated with the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Lewis received his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and completed a surgical internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto in Ontario. This highly trained and experienced surgeon completed a Spine Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO under the tutelage of Doctors Keith Bridwell, Lawrence Lenke, and Daniel Riew. A Spine and Trauma Fellowship at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto followed under Doctors Robert McBroom and James Waddell.

During Dr. Lewis' career he has received many honors and awards for his teaching, contributions, and excellence. Further, he is an active member of prestigious medical and scientific organizations including North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, Spine Deformity Study Group, Canadian Orthopaedic Association, and Canadian Spine Society.

Case Studies Presented by Stephen Lewis, MD

Lytic Lesion of the C2 Body

Presented by: S. Lewis MD
The patient is a 71-year-old female with progressive neck pain. She’s neurologically intact and has decreased neck ROM. How would you treat her? See how one spine surgeon chose to treat this elderly patient.

Woman with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Deformity Makes It Difficult to Look People in the Eye
Presented by: S. Lewis MD

The patient is a 66-year-old female with ankylosing spondylitis who independently ambulates without any aids.  Her deformity makes horizonal gaze difficult.  How would you approach treatment, and what risks are involved?

Harrington Hook in Canal: Woman with Previous Surgery Presents with Low Back Pain and Neuroclaudication

Presented by: S. Lewis MD
The patient is a 35-year-old woman who had a Harrington rod implanted at age 14 for idiopathic scoliosis. She presented with low back pain and neuroclaudication. How would you treat her?

Paraplegic with Charcot Spine: Complains of Back Pain and Instability

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

A 40-year-old female paraplegic complains of back pain and instability: how would you treat this case? Case submitted by Stephen Lewis, MD.

Flexion-distraction Fracture at T12-L1: Brace or Surgery?

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

A 17-year-old female presents post-MVA. She was a rear seat belted passenger. She had isolated trauma to her back. She presents with back pain without any neurologic dysfunction. She has no past medical history, and she’s on birth control pills.

Grade IV Spondylolisthesis

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

The patient is an active 14-year-old male with progressive back pain and difficulty with gait. He has radicular pain in his buttocks and posterior thighs.

Osteoporotic Burst Fracture

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

A 71-year-old priest presents with chronic pain in the upper thoracic and neck for about 2 months. Pain is progressive.

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Disclosed Relationships

Consultant/Independent Contractor
Medtronic, DePuy, Stryker
Other Relationships/Disclosures
Fellow support (Synthes, Medtronic, DePuy)
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