Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Neurosurgery

Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Austin, TX and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF CO SCH OF MED in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Arise Austin Medical Center and Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD

Austin Brain and Spine

801 W 38th St Ste 400 Austin, TX 78705
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Based on 85 ratings

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I was recommended to Dr. Peterson in 2010 by The University of Texas Athletics staff as I was a Track & Field athlete who had just discovered a tumor on my pituitary gland. Only 19 at the time, Dr. Peterson was miraculous in every aspect. He performed the procedure successfully and continued to monitor my health year after year. I hurt my back during my career at UT and knew Dr. Peterson would take care of that too. He was extremely thorough with what options I had and ultimately I chose to get a discectomy. Back pain is not one size fits all, but if there's anyone who can help you find relief it's Dr. Peterson and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Natasha Masterson – Feb 01, 2021
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DAN PETERSON is known for his excellent clinical & surgical skills throughout the Central Texas medical community. Over the years I have referred many neurosurgical patients to him with excellent results. He has operated on my wife... the highest vote of confidence that I can give. KENNETH MALAMUD ,M.D.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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KENNETH MALAMUD,M.D. – Aug 24, 2020
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Dr Peterson is an exceptional doctor. Highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mike – Aug 18, 2020
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I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Peterson and all of the staff at Austin Neurosurgeons. I originally saw them for a second opinion but they took the time to make me comfortable, answer all my questions and not rush me and made me feel at ease about having to have surgery during the middle of all the Covid craziness. I’m so glad that I followed my instinct and went with them instead for my surgery. They’re whole staff was patient, kind and comforting and made sure that I was taken care of. And even in follow up care they were very good about helping to make sure I was comfortable and healing well. I hope that I never have to have a surgery like that again but if I do I will go back to them without any hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Samantha Lazarski – Aug 18, 2020
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Flawless in every way!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Frank Crayton – Aug 18, 2020
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The entire experience was superb. I was treated wit professional care and an attention to detail that definitely exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this care to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 18, 2020
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dr. peterson was very professional and caring. As soon as I was in recovery he came and told me he had talked the insurance company into letting me stay in the hospital for three days - very thoughtful of him to so, and as i said very caring. I will soon need to have more treatment for my back and i am fortunate and grateful that Dr. Peterson is still operating (and in a new beautiful building with all the amenities for surgery, hospital recovery rooms, and pain management and physical therapy: not to mention and in-house kitchen service (I had a BLT on wheat that was out of this world!! his office manager and front end staff are all exceedingly helpful by phone and during check-in.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave – Oct 24, 2019
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Dr. Peterson is amazing! He has great bedside manor, was able to treat me quickly and I already feel 100% better, just 4 days post surgery. His MA Jennifer is one of the nicest people you will find and the rest of his office staff is top notch! I would recommend Dr. Peterson to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cara E. in Austin, TX – Jun 25, 2019
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Great surgeon
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 13, 2019
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I've known Dr. Peterson since 2007. He and I explored every other means of treatment *except* surgery, before he performed my first lumbar fusion in '08. He and his staff were wonderful. I was terrified then, as I was before my subsequent surgeries in '12 and '18. Dr. Peterson is very calm and reassuring, but at the same time, no BS. He doesn't sugar coat and he doesn't try to guess. I have tremendous peace of mind knowing I have him on my team. No matter what the future holds, I'm in good hands
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura in Austin, TX – Feb 21, 2019
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Great doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sarah Guenher in Bastrop , TX – Dec 15, 2018
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Quick, confident answers to your questions. Very professional, very knowledgeable in his field of expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 10, 2018
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Have seen Dr Peterson for 3 different problems over the past 15 years and have always had confidence in his care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John sofyanos in Austin, TX – Dec 08, 2018
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I cannot recommend Dr. Peterson and Austin Brain and Spine highly enough. From the first consultation that confirmed a tumor on my brain through my surgery and recovery and my one year checkup, I was treated with the utmost respect and concern. My surgery was successful and my recovery guided by Austin Brain and Spine has been remarkable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 30, 2018
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Does not accept cash-pay patients, regardless of how much money you have, ability to pay, or cash up front.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jeff Rogers in Pflugerville, TX – Nov 20, 2018
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I found a whole experience with dr. Daniel Peterson very successful he answered all my concerns all my questions I was very pleased
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Austin, TX – Oct 09, 2018
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Dr. Peterson has performed three procedures on me over the last 15 + years. First 2, I was back on the tennis court after a month both times. Am in second week post-surgery now and looking forward to resuming all activities. Have recommended him numerous time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tracy Watson in Austin, TX – Aug 23, 2018
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THE REASON I CHOSE DR. PETERSON IS THAT A FRIEND OF MINE HAD BACK SURGERY WITH HIM AND SHE DID SO GOOD AND REHABED SO QUICKLY THAT I KNEW HE WAS THE DR. I WANTED TO GO SEE ABOUT MY BACK. HE QUICKLY KNEW MY PROBLEM AFTER LOOKING AT MY MRI AND TOLD ME IT COULD BE FIXED.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NANCY RICHARDSON in BURNET, TX – Aug 19, 2018
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Dr. Peterson has delivered excellent care to both me and my daughter.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 13, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Peterson was beyond my belief. My wait time in both the waiting room and the exam room was short, Not to mention how great the service was. Dr. Peterson's staff/team provided EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS CARE.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David in Austin, TX – Jul 17, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Daniel Peterson finished his residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1994 and has been in private practice in...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Tx Med School San Antonio
Residency Hospital
1988
UNIV OF CO SCH OF MED
Medical School

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD treat?

Dr. Peterson frequently treats the following conditions: Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Aneurysm. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD's office address?

Dr. Peterson's office is located at 801 W 38th St Ste 400, Austin, TX 78705. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Peterson provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD is affiliated with Arise Austin Medical Center and Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin.

Is Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD have?

Dr. Peterson has over 34 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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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. Peterson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neurostimulation
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson performs Neurostimulation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Peterson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulators
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Peterson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Peterson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Austin Brain and Spine

Austin Brain and Spine801 W 38th St Ste 400 Austin, TX 78705
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