Skeletal Dysplasia Center

Akron Children's Skeletal Dysplasia Center treats children and adults from throughout the Midwest and beyond who have bone and cartilage disorders affecting the growth and development of the skeleton. Read More...

Weiner Dennis
Dennis Weiner, MD
Director, Skeletal Dysplasia Center

We only show the most recent video/audio here. View all >>


Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Akron Children's Skeletal Dysplasia Center is one of only a few in existence that treats both children and adults.
     
  • Patients from a 9-state radius come to Akron, Ohio, for its 2-day skeletal dysplasia clinics, which are offered quarterly.

Close
Close

Meet Our Patients

Close

Overview

Skeletal Dysplasia - Overview

Our center is staffed by orthopedic surgeons, geneticists, genetic counselors, nurses and a registered dietitian, who all have special training in diagnosing and treating Little People.

Our skeletal dysplasia team comes from a variety of healthcare areas and provides diagnostic and therapeutic services that include:

  • genetic counseling
  • pediatric and adult spine surgery
  • ear, nose and throat medical and surgical care
  • pediatric and adult neurology and neurosurgery
  • medical and surgical care of the eyes
  • urology
  • cardiology
  • endocrinology
  • hand surgery
  • nephrology
  • joint surgery
  • pulmonary medicine
  • gastroenterology
  • physical and occupational therapy
  • speech and hearing
  • social services
  • dietary services 
  • orthotics (bracing)

Genetic counseling is an important component of our center. When recessive genes are involved, parents of average stature are often surprised to learn their baby or child has a form of skeletal dysplasia. Depending on the genetic disorder, some siblings may be affected while others are not.

Our center was made possible through a generous donation from the Women's Board of Children's Hospital.

Close

Specialty Programs

Bookmark and Share

iGrow iGrow
Sign up for our parent enewsletter
Donate online

Give today


Donate online

Skeletal Dysplasia Center
Contact Us

330-543-6633

our locations

Akron Children's Hospital
Skeletal Dysplasia Center
300 Locust St., Suite 160
Akron , OH 44302
Phone: 330-543-6633
Fax: 330-543-7649
More Information...

Dennis Weiner, MD
4455 Dressler Road
Canton , OH 44718
Phone: (330) 499-9096
Appointments: (330) 543-6633
Fax: (330) 543-7649
More Information...

find a location
Find a location Type the first 3-5 letters of a specialty, service or location:
Or, view: a map, a list of all locations, locations by city or locations near me.
find a doctor
Find a doctor Type the first 3-5 letters of the name, location or specialty:
Or, view a list of all doctors by name, location and specialty.