Over the last 12 years, Southwest Scoliosis Institute has dedicated it’s resources and research to educating, diagnosing and treating patients with scoliosis and complex spine conditions, including revision surgeries.

Southwest Scoliosis Institute is known as North Texas’ premier practice for treating scoliosis and other complex spinal surgeries.


Our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, Richard Hostin, MD, Shyam Kishan, MD, and Kathryn Wiesman, MD have successfully performed more than 5,900 surgeries for scoliosis and the most complicated spinal conditions, revision surgeries, and spondylolisthesis.

If you have patients who are suffering from the pain of scoliosis, complex deformities, or need a revision surgery, you can trust the physicians and clinicians at the Southwest Scoliosis Institute to give you the time, individual attention, and treatment you need to get back to a more normal life.


SWSI Providers, Kishan, Hostin, & WiesmanYou can be assured that your patients will be well taken care of. Your patient may or may not require treatment. In some cases, scoliosis curves can remain untreatable and the patient may lead a productive life. We examine, diagnose, and, when appropriate, coordinate with you as the patient’s physician to customize the best possible treatment plan. If treatment is in order, we spend the necessary time that it takes to explain our recommended course of action to your patient. We understand that there are physical and emotional issues that factor into the best possible solution. If surgery is the most effective treatment option, we explain the procedure and address their concerns. We thoroughly map out the surgical process, necessary rehabilitation, and the timeline for recovery. We communicate back to you, their physician, before and after the surgical procedure. Our goal is that both you and your patient are anxiety-free during the whole process.

Leading the way in Scoliosis research.

Our quest for finding new and better treatments led us to be actively involved in spinal deformity research. Richard Hostin, MD Shyam Kishan, MD, and Kathryn Wiesman, MD conduct studies regarding spinal disorders. We have a research center in our office and also participate in worldwide research studies. Our physicians are members of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and actively participate and lead study groups. We also, publish studies on a regular basis.

  • PSNA – Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America
  • AAOS – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • NSF – National Science Foundation

Scoliosis treatment technology has changed very rapidly and there are many ways to treat patients now,” says Dr. Hostin. “I lecture to groups around the country – surgeons, pediatricians, primary care physicians, and internists to keep them updated on the latest advances in scoliosis treatment. The reality is that in the 21st century, we can treat scoliosis in adults. And we can treat them very effectively.”

Why Patients are Referred to Southwest Scoliosis Institute?

We have focused on scoliosis and complex spine conditions for over 12 years and have the expertise and experience to be a reliable source for a patient’s recovery.

Our offices are located in Dallas and Plano, Texas where our reputation is world renown.  We have been recognized for research, innovation, and patient-focused care essential to healing and the well being of patients with scoliosis and complex spine conditions.  Within our history of focusing on scoliosis deformity and complex spine cases, we have performed surgeries on both children and adults. We are a complete scoliosis institute caring for young patients through their adulthood.

You may make a referral directly to our office by calling 214-556-0555.
We are the reliable source of answering your questions and getting your patients in as quickly and smoothly as possible for treatment.