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Our Orthopedic Surgeons

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 4,500 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 comes in allowing us to make a difference and improve lives.” Richard Hostin, MD

As 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 4,500 surgeries on children and adults to treat scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, kyphosis, revision spine surgery and many other complex and complicated spinal conditions. In fact, the orthopedic surgeons at Southwest Scoliosis Institute treat patients from all over the country and from abroad.
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, Avramis and Kishan have all undergone extensive training to perfect their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic 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.” Ioannis Avramis, MD


Richard Hostin, MD

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

Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of California Los Angeles, Medical degree from University of California Davis, Orthopedic Surgical residency at University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital, Specialized Training in Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery through fellowship at University of California Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California. Associations: Phi Beta Kappa, active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society.

Shyam Krishan, MD

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.

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

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