It's called an evolutionary surgery that's making corrections in the spine. A doctor at LSU Health in Shreveport are using fusion to straighten the curves that scoliosis causes. The disease causes an "s" like curvature of the spine. Camille Thorpe is having a check up to update her progress after a surgery that has changed her life. Camille was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was four years old. "I've been struggling with it for years until, you know up until I had my surgery," said Thorpe. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard McCall says the new procedure fuses the vertebrae, straightens the spine and corrects the deformity. "There's more mobility because we have better instrumentation we can fuse less of the spine and therefore we can save more motion," said Dr. McCall. It's only been a few months since Camille's surgery but there was an immediate change in her appearance. She grew two inches as a result of her surgery. "I love being able to stand up straight, I love that i'm taller. It's really helped my self confidence more than I thought," said Thorpe. Dr. McCall says scoliosis is often diagnosed in children and is prevalent in the adolescent years.