Dr. Craig Kuhns, MD

Dr. Craig Kuhns, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. Craig Kuhns, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and neurological spine surgery.

Austin Spine

3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 708

Austin, TX 78705
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kuhns' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuhns treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kuhns treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuhns treats Spine Deformities more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kuhns treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuhns treats Scoliosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kuhns treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

Dr. Kuhns' conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Achondroplasia
Acoustic Neuroma
Adhesive Capsulitis
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adult Scoliosis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Aneurysm
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Surgery
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Disorders
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Microdiscectomy
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spondylitis
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Cranial Trauma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Femur Fracture
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Fracture
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Sprain
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Dislocation
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Replacement
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Kyphosis
Kyphosis Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminectomy
Laminoplasty
Laminotomy
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Fusion
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Marfan Syndrome
Meningiomas
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Scoliosis Surgery
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Cancer
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Instability
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Chondromalacia
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracic Disc Surgery
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vertebroplasty
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
YAG Laser Capsulotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I typically recommend a very conservative approach using surgery as a very last resort. We often try activity modification, pain modulation, PT and sometimes injections. If surgery is needed, our first choice is motion preservation surgery utilizing ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Washington University, St Louis
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University of California At Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
2001
University of California At Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
2000
University of California At Los Angeles
Medical School
1996
University of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School
2006
2005
2001
2000
1996

Awards

Dr. Kuhns' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuhns

4.8

Based on 88 reviews

5 Stars
92.04545454545455%
(81)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
4.545454545454546%
(4)

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Dr. Kuhns is a huge asset to Austin. He is knowledgeable, thorough, relatable and considerate. He came highly recommended by a radiologist who sees his pre- and post-op images, and also by a rep who works with him in the OR. They were extremely complimentary and now we know why. My husband...Read More
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We carefully looked for a great back surgeon via friends and medical professionals. We felt great about our selection as we found Craig Kuhn’s to be both professional and caring.
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I’m so glad I I heard about dr. Kuhn’s from the husband of one of his patients. This dear man chased after my husband and I in a local parking lot to tell me about his wife who had walked severely bent over for years, a horrible condition which I suffer from. Dr. Kuhn’s performed surgery on her...Read More
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Dr. Kuhns is very professional and knowledgeable. He wants to understand your body and case before making any recommendations. When it comes to making the decision about back surgery Dr Kuhns has earned my trust. John Hathaway
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As a former high level athlete I’ve seen my share of the best doctors and medical professionals and I must say Dr. Craig Kuhn’s is by far the best. He exhibits the rare ability to combine practical patient interactions with the ability to skillfully handle complex medical diagnostics and treatment...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

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