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Dr. Richard Lutz, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Lutz

Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759

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Dr. Richard Lutz, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Med in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Lutz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lutz treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lutz treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lutz treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lutz treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lutz treats Knee Sprain more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lutz treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lutz's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

About Me

Biography

In 2019 Dr Lutz has decided to take on a new challenge, retirement. With sad, very grateful hearts all of us at Texas Orthopedics wish Dr Lutz all the very best in his retirement from the full-time practice of medicine. You still may be lucky enoug...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Med
Medical School
Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
1981

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Lutz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lutz

4.2

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(21)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
17.857142857142858%
(5)

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I really appreciate his approach to healthcare. He is a caring, compassionate physician.
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I am very pleased with the care I received with Dr Lutz and would recommended him to anyone.
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After suffering low back pain for several years and injections were not solving the problem, I consulted with Dr. Lutz. Dr. Lutz is professional, compassionate and listened to what I had to say. After reviewing my MRI, he said he could help me and I decided to have him perform my surgery. As a result of my experience, I highly recommend Dr. Lutz to anyone considering back surgery.
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Dr. Lutz is not only an excellent surgeon, he is also a good listener. He takes the time to understand one's complaints and freely enters into dialog regarding the problem(s) and possible remedies. I highly recommend him
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I found Dr Lutz to be very friendly and took the necessary time to explain his observations and recommendations.
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I've been going to Dr. Lutz for years, and is recommend him to anyone. He's very knowledgeable, kind, and always gives me options. I love that he never pushes me to choose something; it's all about what works for my lifestyle.
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I was not impressed with him at all. He did not address any of my concerns with any seriousness. He seemed like he just did not really care. He acted like my chronic pain was some sort of mild normality. He told me that point injections would probably be a good idea, but he doesn’t do them, handed me some stretches and sent me on my way. Waste of time & money. Facility is nice, pretty clean. Sign in & check out staff was pretty friendly. Beyond that... there was a lot of condescension.
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Dr.Lutz is an excellent surgeon who actually listens to what you have to say about your medical issues. I highly recommend him.
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My surgery went very well and my recovery (two weeks after the procedure) is going better than expected.
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Dr. Lutz listens to what you have to say, then gives his opinion regarding your best treatment. This instead of giving out pills.
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He is the only person I would trust with my spine. I went from a life where pain was my own reality to a life filled with possibility. Thank you Dr. Lutz for your quiet expertise.
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I met with Dr. Lutz to be examined for the cause of my chronic back pain. He was very thorough and took the time to review my X-rays with me, discuss my issues, and patiently answer all of my questions. Exceptional care.
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Dr. Lutz is a nice man. Easy to talk to to, He did my spine surgery and I had few complications, but I don't have anyone else to compare him to.
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I feel completely confident with Dr Lutz care. He puts you at ease with his bedside manner. I feel lucky to have had him do my surgery
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I have been a patient of his since 1995; saw him the first time for a car accident/knee injury. through the years I have had to go back for various knee issues and even had my son visit with him for a knee injury. I am and have always been very pleased with his attention to detail and the hospitality that I have received from his office.
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I consulted with Dr. Richard Lutz for my shoulder and back pain. I had one of the horrible experience with him. He didn’t even take time to listen to the issue. He looked at X-ray and provided impossible and unbelievable issues for my symptom. He didnt provide with enough information and education even after asking. In addition to the improper diagnosis, he charged me 3 times what I paid in another good hospital. His prescribed pain reliever ended up upsetting my stomach. I consulted with anothe
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