Why Travel For The Best Scoliosis and Spine Care?

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Are you a scoliosis patient? Or do you have a friend, parent, or relative with scoliosis? Sadly, Scoliosis can disrupt lives and prevent those with the condition from performing certain day-to-day activities. Whether you are far or near, if you want the very best, you should come and see us.

At the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute, you will get the very best care available for your Scoliosis, complex spine condition, or needed revision surgery. Our expert fellowship-trained and experienced doctors specialize in scoliosis, complex spine issues, and spine revision corrections. To date, we have helped over 100,000 patients and preformed over 16,000 surgeries to help patients get back to living the life they want.

For those reasons and many more, patients travel from around the country and all over the world to our institute. Thereby allowing our world-class doctors to provide the very best treatment and care. Hence, the high standard of care we offer helps so many patients get back to enjoying their lives.

How to Choose the Right Specialists for Your Treatment

Primarily, we will provide a customized treatment plan with the right doctors, well-trained staff. And our doctors work with hospitals with ratings that are the best in the nation.

Research our Doctors, Make an Appointment & Travel to Dallas, Plano, or Frisco, TX

When it comes to getting specialists for your scoliosis and spine treatment, researching potential doctors and treatment centers can make a difference in the treatment and care you receive. Your family doctor can certainly point you in the right direction. And of course, each person should take some time and personally explore where to go to get the best treatment. Most importantly, getting the best care for your spine pain requires finding the best doctors to successfully treat your condition.

Factors to consider before making a decision include:

  • A number of Successful Operations, a doctor who routinely performs these types of surgeries.
  • Years of Practice and combined experience
  • Award-winning, Nationally Recognized Doctors
  • Board Certification / Fellowship Trained
  • Hospital
  • Research Study Participation
  • Advanced Medical Technology

Thus, the distance between your home and your doctor should not become a barrier. Your decision to find experts and obtain the best treatment available will make the rest of your life better.  Therefore, if you need to travel to see one of the world’s best doctors for your spine care, then by all means consider traveling.

Why Should You Travel to the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute?

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Expert Spine Doctors

Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute offers advanced treatment as well as compassionate, individualized scoliosis care. In fact, every day we strive at being the very best. That’s why we have board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors, nurses, and care coordinators chosen based on merit.

Furthermore, check out the individual doctors, specialists, and caregivers to see who they are. Our doctors at Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute have been named as some of the best doctors. Frequently, our doctors present their findings to their peers at conferences and research study groups. Also, look for public proof of their reputations and experience through research and certifications, as well as years of experience,

Check out our Dallas, TX,  Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX offices. See which one would be more convenient for you.

Our Spine Experts


Doctor Richard A. Hostin

Dr. Hostin is the top physician at Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute. He also stands as Medical Director of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis at Medical City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, and Medical Director of the Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center. Additionally, He also has severed as Chief of Orthopedic and Medical Director of the Scoliosis Center at Baylor Scott and White Center – Plano. Over the years, Dr. Hostin has received dozens of awards and has been invited to speak and present at many conferences to help educate other doctors. He also leads and has led several research study groups to improve diagnosing surgical procedures and outcomes.

Doctor Hostin has been a Medical Practitioner for over 10 years and a scoliosis specialist for almost as long. Doctor Hostin had his Post Graduate Training at Twin Cities Spine Center, Minnesota with a fellowship in Pediatric and Spine Surgery.

His board certifications include the Texas Medical Board State License, the California Medical Board State License, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons Oklahoma, the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

With all of these certifications, training, and experience, he has improved the lives of many patients with scoliosis and complex spine conditions. He often receives letters from his patients thanking him for his help. Some of the patients have made video testimonials saying such.

Collectively, the Institute doctors have evaluated over 100,000 patients and treated over 16,000 patients. Our doctors take the time to diagnose your specific condition. And they will work with you and your family to create a treatment plan that will help you get back to living the life you deserve.

Dr. Shyam Kishan

Dr. Kishan is an award-winning, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in pediatric orthopedic conditions, including spine, complex spine, scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolysis, and spondylolisthesis to name a few. As well as, expertly trained in several types of procedures, such as Mehta casting, Magec growing rods, and Vertebral Body Tethering -VBT. Dr. Kishan will offer the best surgical fit for your unique condition, focusing on preserving as much individual vertebrae movement.

Additionally, he speaks fluently a variety of languages including English, Tamil, Hindi, French, Malayalam, etc.

As the medical director of Medical City Children’s Hospital Orthopedics & Spine and Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma programs, he instrumentally helps to develop the hospital pediatric program for North Texas. This directorship includes approximately 14 hospitals. He collaborates with other physicians and hospital administrators to achieve certification for these programs. With this partnership, he intends to meet the criteria for the trauma center designation by the American College of Surgeons. As well as certification by the State of Texas.

Doctor Kathryn Wiesman

Dr. Wiesman is an award-winning, board-certified, and fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon. She attended Rice University where she earned her bachelor’s degree and got her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch where she graduated with high honors.

Her orthopedic residency was completed at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and attended Washington University for her pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship in St. Louis. Also, she has mastered the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the full spectrum of children’s musculoskeletal diseases, from birth through the teenage years.

With a special interest in the management of fracture care, infection, clubfoot, hand and limb deformities, cerebral palsy, hip, and spine disorders affecting children, there’s no better Doctor to entrust the care of your children to.

Travel for Quality Medical Care

As a child, adolescent, or adult, we’ve got you!  From a mild spinal curve to a revision operation, our doctors and staff routinely take on the most serious, complex, and rare conditions — with great success. Above all, the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute is consistently acknowledged among the very best in the nation for its expertise with the spine.

If you’re looking for the best and of course wanting the very best treatment results, there are attributes to measure.  The following information will help you make the decision to travel to see us for any spinal condition evaluation.

The Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute defines quality as a comprehensive look at all aspects of a patient’s experience. Accordingly, patients should seek the best care and find their doctor as one of the best in their field.

Measuring Quality

  • Outcomes achieved such as mortality rates and surgical infections with the lowest in the nation.
  • Compliance with researched evidence-based processes enhances care.
  • The volume of patients with complex diagnoses and procedures successfully treated.
  • The safety record of the hospital your doctor plans to utilize for the procedure.

Quality and service can also be measured in other ways, such as:

  • A correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Making sure each patient is treated with respect, kindness, and dignity by every member of the team.
  • Timely appointments and that you actually see the doctor.
  • Ensuring appropriate and successful diagnosing and treatment plans.

To measure quality, the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute considers the totality of a patient’s experience, from the first phone call to the last appointment. Above all, we take pride in the quality health care provided at each of our DallasPlano, and Frisco, Texas office locations.

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Before Travel, Read the Patient Reviews and Testimonials

To hear from our patients, please visit our Testimonial Page and view for yourself what each has to say about their treatment and outcomes.

With over 14 years of practice, the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute has had over 16,000 successful surgeries and some patients have decided to share their testimonies. Their testimonies vary from why they traveled, the pain they were in, and how they are doing now. Additionally, each patient is given utmost attention and care — leaving them ultimately better and healthier than they once were. Hence, patients really enjoy sending in their testimonials because they are so grateful to the doctors for their new lives. And they enjoy sharing just how life-changing their care by our experts has been.

Unfortunately, some of our patients have had scoliosis for years and couldn’t get a specialist to help them. For some of our patients, a spine surgeon or an expert spine surgeon simply did not live in their town or area to help them. On the other hand, others have had doctors who are not spine nor scoliosis specialists try to treat them. Whichever the case, this can sometimes produce less than desired results. We often see these “lost” patients, the ones that can’t find anyone to help with the pain. Most of the time we can correct their spine conditions and give them the life they are hoping for. Come to the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute and get evaluated by one of our specialists. Our team, with a high success assurance, makes it definitely worth the trip no matter where you’re coming from in the world.

Testimonials from our Patients

Below are just a few of the testimonials by patients who have undergone surgery and treatment at Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute. Next, your testimonial can join this list, you only need to give us a call and schedule an appointment.

  • Chloe, a 14-year-old with a 65° spinal curve, said “Recovery was hard at first but everybody would kind of work with me, and Dr. Hostin would visit me, so I felt OK. The pain was really only the first day after surgery. After that, I felt fine.”
  • Jeff, a 20-year-old with a double curve said “For anyone considering scoliosis treatment, I would tell them, get yourself to Dr. Hostin as soon as possible. It’s been about 4 months now, and I’m in excellent condition. I’ve almost got my full mobility back and pretty much have resumed my normal activities.”
  • Rhonda a 44-year-old with a double curve of 50/52° said “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.”
  • Jolene, a 24-year-old with a double curve of 82/90° said “You go through a moment while you’re in the hospital that you think ‘why did I do this? My life was okay before.’ And now you’re in the hospital doing this. But then, after you start healing, you think, I’m so glad that I did this. It benefits me so well and I wouldn’t take it back. A little bit of something now gains a lot of something.”

Travel to Obtain Leading Expertise

Whatever your condition, our highly specialized care teams focus on you to find answers and customize a treatment plan with the best chance of success.

Medical Research

As members of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute physicians participate in numerous study groups. Together, these research groups learn more about scoliosis, its causes, and the best successful treatments.

The international society of the SRS has world recognition, among the world’s premier spine societies. Through this society, we are committed to expanding our knowledge and widening our horizons in spinal deformities.

Therefore, our priority is to adopt new proven techniques and equipment to improve the quality of healthcare. This ensures that your treatment is the best in the world and geared towards improving your quality of life.

What Services Do We Offer?

At Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute, we diagnose and treat children, adolescents, and adults with scoliosis or complex spine issues. As well as, revision surgeries for those patients who have not had the best outcome somewhere else. We have a team of specialists who can handle any and all cases expertly. Next, we have listed some of the Types of Scoliosis conditions we treat, but not all of them. To learn more, please visit our website if you do not see your condition listed below.

Adult Scoliosis

Usually, surgery is not needed In adults with scoliosis. An exception exists when the back curves in a way that makes it difficult to breathe or walk. In the words of Doctor Hostin, “At the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute, we see adult patients with severe pain and embarrassed by their curves. Consequently, we can use our expertise and experience with complex adult scoliosis to make a difference in improving these lives.”

Then, to diagnose scoliosis in adults, a physical exam with a specialized X-ray is conducted first. During the exams, Dr. Hostin looks for the degree of rotation in the curvature of the spine, as well as other changes in other parts of the body which include; a low back hump, a rib hump, uneven shoulders, etc.

Finally, for adult scoliosis, several treatment options are available. These include medication, an adult scoliosis brace, physical therapy, exercise, and then of course surgery if the case is severe. In the event, you or your loved one need require surgery, we will help guide you every step of the way.

Pediatric Scoliosis

Most of the time, kids with scoliosis do not require complex treatment. But they do require a thorough examination by a specialist spine doctor. Your child will get examined periodically to ensure a reduced risk of scoliosis progressing. If they need a brace, they are attended to as soon as possible to increase the improvement rates. However, if other treatment options need consideration, they will be properly discussed with the parents.

Congenital Scoliosis

Congenital scoliosis occurs when the baby is in the womb due to partial formation of bones, incomplete separation of bones, and/or absence of one or more spine bones. To diagnose this condition, the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute uses the latest technology, a 3D low-radiation EOS X-ray. Furthermore, this type of X-ray system gives a detailed view of the spine in just minutes. Sometimes, an MRI and possibly an Ultrasound may also be ordered in the diagnostic process.

In conclusion, for patients with curves less than 25 degrees, our doctors monitor them closely. During this time, if the child’s condition begins to worsen, spine bracing may be suggested. For patients with curves above 25 degrees, spine bracing or spinal surgeries are usually recommended, depending on individual circumstances and conditions.

We also treat the following and numerous other conditions:

  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Thoracic Scoliosis

At the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute with offices in Dallas, Plano, and Frisco, Texas, we see patients who travel to our offices from around the world. All of our patients will get exceptional medical treatment with the utmost care and dedication. We pride ourselves on giving our patients the best care available. Call us and make a Telehealth Appointment from anywhere in the world.


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If you or your loved one is suffering from Scoliosis, complex spine conditions, or need revision surgery, we can help! Take a short trip to our offices for an expert consultation to get find the source of your pain. Call Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute at 214-556-0555 to make an appointment today.