Scoliosis and Spine Institute Doctors


Our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeonsRichard Hostin, MD, Devesh Ramnath, MD, Ishaq Syed, MD, Shyam Kishan, MD, and Kathryn Wiesman, MD have seen over 100,000 patients and have performed more than 16,000 surgeries for scoliosis, complicated spinal problems, and revision surgeries.

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

Expert Spine Specialists

Our Reputation as Expert Orthopedic DoctorsAre you a person who suffers from the pain of scoliosis, has complex spine problems, or needs revision surgery? If so, you can trust the doctors and clinicians at the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute to give you the time, attention, and treatment you need to get back to a more normal life without pain. We have two convenient locations to choose from look for the closest spine clinic on our scoliosis doctor near me page. With our long history of treating scoliosis and various spine cases, our team conducts surgeries on both children and adults. Therefore, we worked hard and became a world-class and leading scoliosis institute that treats children through adulthood.

The Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute was founded in 2009.  Then it began to build a world-renowned reputation as an outstanding orthopedic practice and became the preferred choice for patients with difficult-to-treat Scoliosis, complex spine conditions, and revision spine surgery. As of today, our practice has treated patients from all over the United States and from many, many countries around the world.

While lifespans lengthen and more money gets spent on research and finding better medical treatments and care, practices like ours, which prides themselves as being a referral center for advanced and complex spine cases, will become even more needed.  As people live longer and get chronic spine problems, the need for the very best Spine Specialists like us will continue to grow.

Patients Come First

The expertise performed by our doctors and staff shows the difference between our practice and other practices.  Also, our medical practice fosters teamwork because the patient’s needs come first. Teamwork brings better health to our patients.

Leading the way in Research.

Our quest for finding new and better treatments led us to get involved in spinal research years ago. As such, the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute’s core mission provides quality care for patients in need of Scoliosis and Spine Treatment while offering access to the most advanced medicine. Moreover, our mission extends beyond the care of patients today and includes new methods in the treatment of future patients. Therefore, our practice conducts a very active research and development program that seamlessly integrates into our clinical program.

Our research program has earned us a worldwide reputation for clinical excellence and medical breakthroughs

Also, our doctors are members of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)  and the following organizations.  

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

We actively lead study groups with the above and publish studies on a regular basis.

“Scoliosis treatment technology has changed very rapidly and there are many different ways to treat patients now,” says Dr. Hostin. “I lecture to doctor groups around the country – surgeons, primary care doctors, and internists to keep them updated on the latest in scoliosis treatment. Based on the advances in Scoliosis treatment, we have been treating both children and adults for some time now.  And we treat them with great results.”

Our Reputation — Why Doctors Refer Patients to Us

We have focused on scoliosis and complex spine problems for over 12 years.  Because, we have the expertise, experience, and reputation, our peers consider us among the world’s best.

Our offices, located in Dallas, Plano, and Frisco, Texas, provide the first step in spine wellness.  Here we built a great reputation among doctors and patients alike.  In addition, we proudly have received recognition for our research, innovation, and patient-focused care.  These attributes all provide the foundation for the healing and well-being of our patients with scoliosis and complex spine conditions.


Our doctors have received awards and accolades over the years (see their individual web pages).

Finally, please view and listen to what our patients have to say on the testimonial page.

You may make an appointment with our office by calling 214-556-0555.
We will answer all your questions and schedule your appointment as quickly as possible.