Dr. Kurt W. Von Rueden, MD

Dr. Kurt W. Von Rueden, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 59 years old

Austin Spine Specialists' balanced care approach to treating back and neck problems has made our practice unique among spine care centers. Our treatment options exhausts non-surgical options before resorting to surgical options whenever possible.Read more

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Austin Spine Specialists' balanced care approach to treating back and neck problems has made our practice unique among spine care centers. Our treatment options exhausts non-surgical options before resorting to surgical options whenever possible.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Von Rueden to family and friends
3.3
based on 24 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Von Rueden
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (23)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (23)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (23)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Von Rueden's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (23)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (21)
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in Austin, TX |
Loved him. Friendly once you get him out of his shell! Professional. I put my life in his hands five years ago and so glad I did! I had a double curvature and my back is gorgeous! I recommend him so often to people with back problems! You couldn't ask for a better back surgeon! When nurses and X-ray techs sing praises you know you have a winner!
in Austin, TX |
Not only is this physician brilliant & one of the country's best orthopedic surgeons, he's one of the finest human beings I've ever had the honor to know. He has the BEST bedside manner too! Funny and jovial, kind & empathetic. Dr. Von Rueden has successfully completed two major spine reconstruction surgeries on me. I have recommended and will continue to do so.
in Austin, TX |
I was referred to Dr Von Rueden early in my arthritic spine disease. He has cared for me with all modalities including surgeries. Dr Von Reuden will remain my spinal physician as long as he is in practice.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Rush Presby St Luke's M C
  • Fellowship Hospital
    North American Spine Study Traveling Fellowship

    Completed in 1995

    Woodridge Orthopedic Clinic

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Von Rueden's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Von Rueden's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Von Rueden

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Von Rueden's Care Philosophy

Austin Spine Specialists' balanced care approach to treating back and neck problems has made our practice unique among spine care centers. Our treatment options exhausts non-surgical options before resorting to surgical options whenever possible.