All of our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Southwest Scoliosis Institute are experts in treating complex and challenging spinal conditions, having performed more than 5,900 successful spine surgeries.


“Southwest Scoliosis Institute is uniquely qualified to help those with scoliosis and other, more complex spinal issues, even if patients may have been told their condition was too difficult to treat in the past. This is where our expertise and experience with complex spine conditions allows us to make a difference and improve lives.” Richard Hostin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeons

Scoliosis Institute Doctors: Drs. Kishan, Hostin and WiesmanAs North Texas’ premier practice specializing in the treatment of scoliosis and complex spinal conditions, Southwest Scoliosis Institute’s orthopedic surgeons have earned their reputations as some of the best in their field. Our board-certified, top-rated orthopedic surgeons have successfully performed more than 5,900 surgeries on children and adults to treat scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, kyphosis, and many other complex and complicated spine conditions, including revision spine surgery. In fact, the orthopedic surgeons at Southwest Scoliosis Institute treat patients from all over the country and from abroad.

   “We take all the time necessary to explain and collaborate with the patient and parents to devise a treatment plan
assuring that 
there is a clear collaboration and understanding of each step of the treatment plan.” Shyam Kishan, MD

Revision Surgery – Handling Some of The Most Complicated Cases

In addition, the orthopedic surgeons at Southwest Scoliosis Institute have the expertise to perform even the most challenging revision surgeries on adults, adolescents, and children. This means that if you had a previous surgical procedure that did not help with your condition, or if you are still in pain, our specially trained orthopedic surgeons can correct that failed surgery.

Drs. Hostin, Wiesman, and Kishan have all undergone extensive training to perfect their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic spine conditions and they are three of a select few surgeons in the country with the training and experience to handle these kinds of complex surgeries. Our physicians participate in numerous research studies and apply this knowledge to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

Supported by a Team of Professionals

Southwest Scoliosis Institute’s orthopedic doctors are supported by a team of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, therapists, care coordinators, nurses, and administrative staff. This comprehensive team of experts all work together to ensure that their patients’ journey to wellness is as comfortable and effective as possible. 

“Every member of our team is dedicated to making the patient experience as positive as possible. This means taking the time to thoroughly explain each procedure,
answer patient questions, and make sure they are getting the best possible treatment.” Kathryn Wiesman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeons:

Education: Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley, Medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, Orthopedic Surgical residency at the University of California Davis, Specialized Spine Surgery training through a fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis. Associations: Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honor society), an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, and International Spine Society Group.

Education: Undergraduate degree from Madras University, Graduate degree from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Internship with Staten Island University Hospital, Orthopedic Surgical Residency at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and Specialized Training in Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis surgery through fellowship with Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. Associations: Active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society, American Orthopaedic Association, and International Spine Study Group.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, TX, Medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch, Orthopedic Surgical residency at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX, Specialized Training in Pediatric Orthopedic surgery through a fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Associations, Active member: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gold Humanism Honor Society, UTMB School of Medicine Alumni Association, Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Scoliosis Research Society.

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