The Medical City Kids team


Over the last 12 years, Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists have been dedicated to treating children. Children with fractures, scoliosis deformities, complex orthopedic conditions in infants through adolescents. It is critical that you have a pediatric orthopedic specialist treat your children. Thus, they will have the best possible outcome and start living their life to their fullest.

Because we treat patients for Scoliosis, Spina bifida and other complex orthopedic conditions,
there is no age restriction for treatment, and it can progress into adulthood.

Our Stellar Reputation as Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists

Referring Physicians notify our Pediatric Orthopedic DoctorsOur board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons Shyam Kishan, MD, Richard Hostin, MD, and Kathryn Wiesman, MD work together as a healing team. Together these doctors have successfully performed more than 6,000 surgeries for scoliosis and complex spinal conditions. Their goal is to stop the pain and help as many children get back to living a normal life. Additionally, you can trust our physicians to help your pediatric patients. Those patients who are suffering from the pain of scoliosis or complex orthopedic issues. Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists will give your young patients the time, individual attention, and a healing treatment plan.

We Understand why Referring Physicians send Patients to us

Refer a Patient FormFirst, your pediatric patient will be well taken care of. They may or may not require treatment. In some cases, scoliosis curves may not need treatment and they will lead a productive life. In the case of fractures, we assess the break and factor in growth plates. This will help determine the timing and proper treatment. We examine, diagnose, and, when appropriate, coordinate with you as the patient’s physician to customize the best possible treatment plan.

Next, if treatment is required, we spend the necessary time that it takes to explain our recommended course of action. We work to ensure that our patients and their parents understand the required procedure. Thus, the expectations and anxiety are properly handled and addressed. We know that there are physical and emotional issues that factor into the best possible solution. If the diagnosis requires a surgery as the most effective treatment option, we explain the procedure and address any concerns.

Finally, we thoroughly map out the surgical process, necessary rehabilitation, and the timeline for recovery. We are believers in doing as much pre-surgery treatment as possible. With children, stretching and eating properly prior to surgery will reduce the time in the hospital. It will also help stop any unnecessary blood loss. We communicate back to you, their physician, before and after the surgical procedure. Our goal is that both you, your patient, and the parents are anxiety-free during the whole process.

Leading The Way In Scoliosis Research

Decidedly, our quest for finding new and better treatments led us to actively participate in spinal deformity research. As such, Shyam Kishan, MD, Kathryn Wiesman, MD, and Richard Hostin, MD conduct studies regarding spinal conditions. We are members of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and conduct and publish studies on a regular basis. • PSNA – Pediatric Orthopedic Association of North America • AAOS – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons • NSF – National Science Foundation “Scoliosis treatment technology changes very rapidly and there are many ways to treat patients now,” says Dr. Hostin. “I lecture to groups around the country – pediatricians, primary care physicians, internists. This to help keep them updated on the latest advances in scoliosis diagnosis and treatment. The reality is that in the 21st century, we can treat scoliosis in children and adults. And we can treat them very effectively.”

Another Reason Referring Physicians send Patients to Medical City Children’s Orthopedic And Spine Specialists

Moreover, we have built our practice around making it easy for parents to get orthopedic treatment for their children. We have fracture care clinics every day at four locations –
Arlington, Dallas, Flower Mound,  Frisco, and McKinney. At our fracture care clinics, parents can bring their children in without an appointment. Because we know everyone is busy and doesn’t have time for long waits to see one of our pediatric specialists.

Again, we are pediatric orthopedics who specialize in your child’s growing bones. For this reason, we incorporate what a child needs for treatment rather than treating them as we would adults.  In other words, we factor growth plates into our treatment plans. Alternatively, this is very different than how an adult orthopedic would set a broken bone in an adult patient. In an adult patient, the surgeon need not accommodate the treatment for a growth plate. In an adult patient, the growth is completed and the growth plates are closed.

Also, there are orthopedic diseases and conditions that may require treatment beginning as an infant or young child. Some examples are spina bifida, club foot, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, etc. As the child grows, they may not outgrow the disease and must schedule routine doctor visits into adulthood. Because we are not restricted by age 18, we can remain the child’s physician regardless of age.

You may make a referral directly to our office by calling 214-556-0590.
We are the reliable source of answering your questions and getting your patients in as quickly
and smoothly as possible for treatment.