Our Scoliosis Practice

staff-6-14The Southwest Scoliosis Institute team is committed to providing quality complete spine care in a private boutique setting. Therefore, we have a team of dedicated professionals who are here to help give a clear diagnosis and discuss a personalized treatment plan, just for you.
Our team is comprised of surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, therapists, nurses and administrative staff whose primary goal is to help you get better and make the journey as comfortable as possible. Generally speaking, we have a very comprehensive team available, if needed.

In addition, we assign each patient a care coordinator who will coordinate care with your insurance company, and manage all paperwork regarding your care.

Many patients travel across the United States and come to visit us from abroad. For this reason, we have developed a concierge services to be offered for those traveling for medical care with the Southwest Scoliosis Institute.

Additionally, for our patients, a physician or physician assistant is available 24 hours a day to provide prompt access to care in the event of an emergency.

Richard A. Hostin, MD

As Dr. Hostin was creating his practice, he thought, “I wanted to work someplace I would want to go as a patient,” having a physician who is on time, accessible to his patients, and who has substantial experience with delivering high quality care in spine surgery.

More about Dr. Hostin…..

Being committed to a tradition of uncompromising patient care, research and surgical excellence, he says, “Everything here is designed to do what we do extremely well. Thus, the surgeon is just one member of the team. Working at a center that is focused on providing optimal care for our patients. This atmosphere has allowed us to build a world class team that includes critical care specialists, internists, anesthesiologists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and orthotists.” All things considered, a very comprehensive team for our patients.

Dr. Hostin is the Chief of Orthopedics at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, Medical Director of Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Scoliosis and Spine Program at Medical City Children’s Hospital – Dallas. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, and International Spine Society Group. Equally important, he contributes to nationally renowned research projects and hundreds of other publications and projects, including book chapters regarding complex spine surgery. Due to his active research and publications, Dr. Hostin a well sought after complex spine surgeon.  For this reason, he has expanded the Institute’s research efforts with an eye toward helping the Institute eventually become a training facility for medical graduate fellows.

Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

When searching for a practice, Dr. Avramis wanted to be affiliated with a spine center that focused on the comprehensive, evidence based approach to treatment of children and adults with cervical and lumbar spinal conditions. He found that commitment to research based approach combined with proven outcomes at the Southwest Scoliosis Institute. Dr. Avramis, “wanted to be part of a team that provided the highest quality treatment for spine patients in a supportive environment that also furthered the treatment of spinal conditions through research and the development of innovative techniques.”

More about Dr. Avramis….

Dr. Avramis is involved in the advancement of the field of spinal surgery through research, publication and membership in various societies such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and the Scoliosis Research Society. He has contributed to more than 30 medical publications and spine textbook chapters.  He also has a medical patent to his credit. In addition to the book chapters and research projects he has published, Dr. Avramis is interested in developing tools and techniques allowing patients to have a more successful and less painful surgical experience.


Eric Sims, PA-C

Eric worked in general orthopedics prior to joining the team at the Baylor Scoliosis Center and assists Dr. Hostin with patient care in both clinical settings and in the operating room. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Devin McCoy, PA-C



Our Locations:

4708 Alliance Blvd. Suite 810 in Plano, Texas

5236 W. University, Ste. 2900, Mckinney, Texas

You may contact our offices by calling:

214-556-0555 (Direct) 888-781-5558 (Toll-Free)

Office Locations

4708 Alliance, Ste 810
Plano, Texas

5236 W University, Ste 2900
Mckinney, Texas

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214 556-0555 / 888 781-5558
972 985-4797 Fax

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