ABOUT SOUTHWEST SCOLIOSIS INSTITUTE
At the Southwest Scoliosis Institute, our doctors specialize in scoliosis, complex spine, and revision surgeries for all ages. Upon visiting our world-renowned medical practice, patients will find that we offer hope to those with even the most complex scoliosis and spinal conditions. To date, we have helped over 30,000 patients.
As a result of our dedication, our physicians have successfully performed more than 6,000 surgeries.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST SCOLIOSIS INSTITUTE
To begin with, Richard Hostin, MD, Kathryn Wiesman, MD, and Shyam Kishan, MD comprise the expert spine doctors at the Southwest Scoliosis Institute (SWSI). Furthermore, the Scoliosis Institute prioritizes diagnosis, treatment, and care for scoliosis, complex spine, and revision surgery.
At our world-renowned spine center, research meets patient care. For example, we actively conduct research to ensure an evidence-based approach exists for all of our patient treatment plans. For instance, we strongly believe in research and that’s why we have our very own research team. As a result, our research brings a wealth of clinical and research expertise to help treat our patients. Above all, our research team conducts investigator-initiated and sponsored research with the goal of sharing scientific evidence for the advancement of spine care internationally. In view of this proactive approach to research, our fellowship-trained and board-certified doctors have a tremendous advantage when it comes to a correct and successful diagnosis and treatment.
To clarify, we always start with nonsurgical treatment for treating children and adults with scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and other complex spinal diseases. Because we have the expertise and a long history of focusing on scoliosis and complex spine cases, we can offer a broad range of research-based treatment options, starting with a conservative one.
In addition, we pride ourselves on patient education. In view of this, each patient is given plenty of time with their physician to discuss any symptoms or concerns as the doctors devise the most successful treatment. Finally, our doctors always take the time needed to help our patients understand their condition and explain the best treatment plan available.
Mission Statement and Core Values
Our mission is to treat every patient who visits our institute as a potential lifetime patient. As such, we will always work hard to provide an accurate diagnosis and determine the very best treatment plan. Furthermore, our physicians and staff will communicate and encompass the utmost professionalism while embracing honesty and a deep concern for each patient. For instance, our values start with honesty, dependability, integrity, and treating every patient with the best and highest quality care.
Doctor Richard A. Hostin
Hailing from the sunny coast of Southern California where he grew up, Dr. Hostin came to Texas with a desire to “work someplace I would want to go as a patient”. Because his primary focus is on patient care, Dr. Hostin has built the Southwest Scoliosis Institute that focuses on providing optimal care for patients, “allowing us to build a world-class team that includes specialty-trained physicians, researchers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, radiologic technologists, registered nurses, medical assistants, and lots of devoted and caring staff.”
Dr. Shyam Kishan
To demonstrate Dr. Kishan’s expertise, he is board certified In both the U.S. and India. To clarify, he specializes in pediatric orthopedic conditions, including management of early-onset scoliosis (using Mehta casting, Magec growing rods) and other complex spine conditions. In his own words: “I involve my patients and their families in the decision-making of their child’s treatment, carefully tailoring the management of their medical and social needs and constraints. Also, “I believe in an informed patient and family, treating every child as I would my own.”
Dr. Kathryn Wiesman
As one of the top surgeons in the Dallas Metroplex, Dr. Wiesman is a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the management of congenital, developmental, and traumatic orthopedic spine conditions affecting children. Meanwhile, as a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Wiesman says she “loves working with parents and their families to develop the right treatment plan and finds it very rewarding that families entrust their children to her care.”
~ Kenneth Reed, Patient