ABOUT MEDICAL CITY CHILDREN’S ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE SPECIALISTS
Welcome to Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, where children come first, and where our medical care professionals and patients work together to provide exceptional medical care.
We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to partner with us.
Our Mission as Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists
Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality spine and orthopedic care. We understand that as orthopedic physicians, we are more than doctors – we are partners in your child’s health, and we strive to treat each and every patient as if they were our very own family.
Many families don’t understand the importance of using the expertise of a pediatric orthopedic specialist instead of an adult orthopedic physician. It is critical to always factor in how the growth plates are affected when treating a child. Pediatric orthopedic physicians are trained to incorporate this vulnerability when assessing fractures that could have long-term effects.
An orthopedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system. In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Our Pediatric Orthopedic practice is known for developing innovative treatment and providing world-class care. We see a wide variety of conditions that affect the growing muscles, joints, and bones of children and teenagers. Our team, led by Dr. Kishan, Dr. Hostin, and Dr. Wiesman, studies and treats problems affecting the growing bones, joints, and muscles of children.
Dr. Shyam Kishan is board certified in both the U.S. and in India. He specializes in a comprehensive array of pediatric orthopedic conditions, including management of early-onset scoliosis (using Mehta casting, Magec growing rods) and other complex spine conditions. In his own words: “I believe in an informed patient and family, treating every child as I would my own. Orthopedic surgeons who only focus on adults may not factor in the need to pay close attention to growth plates when treating a child,” says Dr. Shyam Kishan. “Growth plates are the weakest areas of a child’s growing skeleton, which makes them extremely vulnerable to injuries and must be considered when diagnosing and recommending the right treatment.”
Dr. Kathryn Wiesman is a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the management of congenital, developmental, and traumatic orthopedic spine conditions affecting children. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Wiesman says she “loves working with parents and their families to develop comprehensive treatment plans and finds it very rewarding that families entrust their children to her care.”
Hailing from the sunny coast of Southern California where he grew up, Dr. Richard Hostin came to Texas with a desire to “work someplace I would want to go as a patient.” His primary focus is on patient care, which he believes comes from more than just the surgeon: “Working at a center that focuses on providing optimal care for our patients allows us to build a world-class team that includes specially trained physicians, researchers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, radiologic technologists, registered nurses, medical assistants, and lots of devoted and caring staff.”
We Are Experts In Observing Children’s Growth
Our team is comprised of pediatric orthopedic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants specializing in pediatric orthopedics. Our doctors are board-certified in their specialties and provide surgical and non-surgical care for children and teenagers. We are experts in observing children’s growth and in recommending treatment. To help your child, we often use physical and rehabilitation therapies, braces, splints, and casts. When surgery is needed, we are the experts in performing procedures to treat musculoskeletal problems.
In addition to physicians, our team includes highly trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in musculoskeletal conditions. We work closely with our colleagues in other specialties, and our patients have full access to the wide variety of services provided by a major regional medical center.
Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists consists of highly qualified and friendly staff who are here for all your child’s orthopedic needs. We strive to provide access to our pediatric orthopedic services to the families we are privileged to serve. That is why we have increased our access to exceptional orthopedic care by opening a new location in Arlington.
We are the experts in pediatric orthopedics.
Call 214-556-0590 today and have our compassionate staff schedule your appointment with us.