With more than 14-plus years of practicing at Southwest Scoliosis Institute and over 5,900 successful surgeries, we have many patients who like to share their experiences with new or potential patients suffering from the pain associated with scoliosis and other complex spinal conditions. We hope that these stories will be helpful as you are considering treatment with the Southwest Scoliosis Institute.
Southwest Scoliosis Institute Customer Testimonials
The following testimonials and reviews are provided by our wonderful patients who value the extraordinary health care we provide. But the best part is that they are healthier and happy patients who can go through life much better than before. Please listen to their testimonials.
Chloe V: 14 years old, 65° curve “Recovery was hard at first but everybody would kind of work with me, and Dr. Hostin and Dr. Shelokov would visit me, so I felt OK. The pain was really only the first day after surgery. After that, I felt fine.”
Canda J: 45 years old, 65° curve “Before my surgery I went in with a list of things of all the things that I had done before. It was like, “Okay, can I do these things now?” He told me that I wouldn’t have a problem with it. Scuba diving — I’ve done that. Softball, I’m playing now. And bowling, not a problem there. Actually, I’ve got a better game now. He’s told me I can ride horses. I haven’t done that yet. Chances are I probably will.”
Carolyn M: 56 years old, 46° curve “I wasn’t aware that I had scoliosis throughout my life. I did things not knowing my condition. Water skiing. I have skydived. I have had horses several times over my life and never enjoyed them for any length of time because my back pain would be so terribly bad. Eventually, I couldn’t do the everyday, common things. It got to the point that I was unable to run my vacuum cleaner. Over time it was a lot to deal with, and you don’t realize it because it comes so gradually.”
Dot N: 51 years old, 125° curve “Growing up was not easy. People look at you differently. Of course, they notice right away the curve, and it was hard. Here in the States, I had to go to a maternity store so that everything I wear is loose. Everything had to be done for my measurements because I’m different.”
Pat H: 62 years old, 30° curve “All I had ever heard anybody say about back surgery was “Don’t do it; you’ll be worse than you are now!” but my daughter, who is a nurse, looked at the Southwest Scoliosis Institute website and said, “These guys just have such great credentials I think we need to check it out.”
Rhonda M: 44 years old, double curve 50/52° “I just want anybody else to know who’s been, or is where I was, there’s hope. There’s hope, and I didn’t have that for 14 years, and the last six of it, I thought literally I would spend the rest of my life in agony. But now I have my life back. He gave me my life back. I told him he was my hero.”
Call 214-556-0555 and have our compassionate staff schedule your appointment with us.