Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD
Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with University Medical Center at Brackenridge and Seton Medical Center Austin.

801 W 38th St Ste 400

Austin, TX 78705

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Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD

Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Comprised of six physicians, Austin Brain & Spine is the largest group of neurosurgeons in Central Texas with expertise in all areas of neurosurgery including spine, vascular, tumor, neurotrauma and pain. By treating the whole person with a continuum of services from non-surgical to surgical, our mission is to provide the highest quality of care to our patients in the safest possible environment. We strive to offer comprehensive technical surgery, while still focusing on the patient as a person.
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Dr. Peterson's Experience

Dr. Peterson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Tx Med School San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Peterson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Peterson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Peterson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Austin, TX |
In addition to being a brilliant surgeon, Dr. Peterson is a very empathic human being and a great listener. I went into my surgery feeling zero anxiety thanks to Dr. Peterson and his staff. I feel very fortunate to have been their patient.
in Blanco, TX |
Dr Peterson is not only a highly skilled surgeon but also has a staff that is extremely helpful and friendly. I have never had to wait more than 15 minutes to be seen--and that includes the time after shown to an exam room. As a physician I am well aware of how hard it can be to keep an office on schedule, but as a patient I am grateful to this office for working so hard to do so.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Peterson is a gifted surgeon. My surgery completely relieved me of my pain. The entire experience from my first appointment, the surgery, and my followup was a positive experience. Dr. Peterson listens and takes time to make sure his patients are well informed. The office staff was friendly and professional. I would recommend Dr. Peterson to anyone looking for an excellent surgeon.
in Austin, TX |
I have been under the care of Dr. Dan since 2004 and go sending me back for c3/4 or there about. The good doctor has helped me with lumbar and cervical also locked down s1...... This is before my upcoming cervical and am confident he will do whatever it is I need at this time. Reads me like a book. I always come out feeling better than before I entered......always.....you are awesome Dr. Peterson......See You Soon Sir......
Austin, TX |
I had an unexpected, very painful, back problem. My PCP called Dr Peterson's office and the got me in the next day to see him. He recommended what my next treatment(s) should be and another doctor that could help me. It was the right diagnosis and the right treatment for what my problem was. I was back on my feet and walking upright again within a week. I was seen and treated quickly when I went into the office and had a very pleasant appointment, considering the circumstances.
in Lampasas texas |
Dr. Peterson was highly recommended to me by an RN friend of mine. I am a retired CT / X-ray Tech and after meeting Dr Peterson I knew her recommendation was right on. He preformed my Lumbar Spine surgery with absolute effencency! Everything he told me was exactly how it went. Pain free now after 3 years! Thank You Dr Peterson!! I have, and will recommend him to everyone. And his office staff effenency and professionalism rates right there with him.
in Round Rock, TX |
I had ruptured disc and spinal stenosis so badly I could only walk bent over. Pain unbearable. tried injections with a pain management physician who after trying twice suggested MRI immediately suggested Surgery. Dr. Peterson saw me only 3 days after calling and explaining my situation that was on Friday scheduled me for surgery on Monday. I had such pain relief. I am a retired nurse of 46 years. I would recommend Dr.Peterson without reservation.
in Austin, TX |
Thank you Dr. Peterson for being my advocate with my insurance company and for the wonderful care you gave me. Having a two level TDR has completely eliminated my symptoms of neuropathy, chronic back pain, and I'm so greatly appreciative of your expertise with the Mobi-C discs. Lastly, because they're never told enough, a warm thank you to your office staff for being friendly, personable, and compassionate all the while with smiles on their faces.
in Austin, TX |
I've always considered spinal surgery an absolute crap shoot. Win some, lose some... Dr. Dan, however, is a completely different story. The man is a true craftsman. He saved my life. Literally... And I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. I owe him everything. Sincerely.
in Burnet, TX |
I just had my third cervical laminectomy/spinal fusion by Dr. Peterson. My results have been excellent, and I could not have asked for a better surgeon. His office staff is very helpful, and always made sure things went smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend him, and am very appreciative of the excellent care I received.
in Wimberley, TX |
Dr. Peterson clipped a bleeding, 2mm, intracranial aneurysm on a very small artery at the base of my son-in-laws brain. My son in law was in big trouble with rising pressure in his head, severe pain. To say the least this was life-threatening! Thanks to the excellent neuroradiologist, who refused to be satisfied with initial studies that didn't show the defect and then found the culprit AND thanks to the extremely skilled Dr. Peterson my son in law survived without any neurologic deficits.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Peterson was very professional and kept me comfortable before and after the surgery. His choice of location for recovery was very nice. I wanted the mobi-c device to be used and he is the de facto surgeon for this procedure. The procedure itself was fairly painless for me. I didn't have any of the most discussed issues (very badly sore throat), I read about and I think that's speaks to Dr. Peterson's skill.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Peterson is absolutely the best! He has actually performed 2 spinal surgeries on me, both unrelated. I had suffered with a C6/C7 degenerative disc for over 10 years. I went to Dr. Peterson and was so impressed with his professional and friendly manner, that I allowed him to perform the fusion. The result - 100% successful. 4 years later, a cyst suddenly appeared against my spinal cord at T1/T2 causing significant pain and numbness. Again, the result - 100% successful. Thanks Dr. Peterson!
in Austin, TX |
I thought of him as very friendly and well informed with wonderful staff.
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Dr. Peterson accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Peterson has admitting privileges

Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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University Medical Center at Brackenridge
601 E 15th St
Austin, TX 78701
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