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About Southwest Scoliosis Institute

Our physicians specialize in scoliosis, complex spine and revision surgeries. Southwest Scoliosis Institute offers hope to those with even the most complex scoliosis and spinal conditions.

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Our physicians have successfully performed more than 4,500 surgeries.

Richard Hostin, MD; Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD; and Shyam Krishan, MD, are fellowship trained and board certified, treating children and adults with scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and other complex spinal diseases. Because we have the expertise and longevity of focusing on scoliosis and complex spine cases, we can offer a broad range of treatment options. Each patient is given plenty of time with the physician to discuss their concerns and symptoms to devise the most successful research-proven treatment for their condition. Our physicians always offer the most conservative treatment based on current research outcomes.

“The major reason I operate on adults with scoliosis is to manage or attempt to prevent pain,” explains Dr. Hostin. “Pain is a terribly disruptive phenomenon in someone’s life. Pain disrupts your physical and emotional life; it disrupts your relationship with your spouse, your work and your children. Pain can really ravage your life,” he explains. “The most important job I have as an orthopedic surgeon is to find the source of my patient’s pain and the best solution to remove or alleviate it as conservatively as I can.”

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“I have experienced several surgeries prior to this one and they went fine but over time I started leaning forward. I had to start exploring other options. I am an active person and I wanted to stay that way. I had to decide to take the step and have the surgery. The pre-ops were great, it was like prep sessions of knowing exactly what was going to happen, how long it will take and what to expect. My experience here has been fantastic. I feel better than I have felt in 10 years.” Shawn Coker

“After a routine scoliosis surgery, patients are admitted to the intensive care unit where there is focused nursing care,” says Dr. Hostin. “It really is very comforting for both the patient and the family to know that there’s one nurse who is completely attentive to their needs.”

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