Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD

Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Wupperman is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin and St. David's Medical Center.

3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 660

Austin, TX 78705

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Spine Deformities
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wupperman "Diagnosis and treat low back and neck problems utilizing the very latest technology."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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 Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Vanderbilt University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Cedars-Sinai Institute For Spinal Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wupperman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wupperman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wupperman to family and friends
based on 58 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Wupperman'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 (13)
in Austin, TX |
AWESOME surgeon!! A few years ago, I had a complicated lumbar fusion that was not successful. Dr. Wupperman, was called by another practice to assist in repairing my spine. I did not meet him at that time. I sought him this time for a cervical fusion. He was attentive and listened to all my concerns. He then professionally and clearly explained how the fusion could be approached. I was immediately sold to his plan. He performed the fusion and I am now doing very well.
in Austin, TX |
Dr Wupperman is the best. He has been my back doctor for over 4 years and I only have the best experiences with him. He simplifies everything to make it easy for me to understand and is always very patient with me and my questions. I would recommend him to all of my friends/family.
in Leander, TX |
Dr. Wupperman is nothing but the BEST. He has corrected what two other doctors screwed up on me and I am getting around as if nothing had ever happened to me. I go back in a few days to get the final fix which is now my neck that we have discovered never fused and hardware not properly placed. I would highly recommend Dr. Wupperman to any one and I have sent several referrals already and they have all been very pleased. Has a great bed side manners and he is a hands on doctor. Two Thumbs up
in Austin, TX |
Due to injury and disease, I have been in need of numerous spinal fusions, securing approximately 75% of my entire spine. I have used several surgeons across several cities, and I can adamately attest that Dr. Richard Wupperman by far, is the most skilled, professional in his field. I would highly recommend him to family, friends, and strangers alike! For me, The best in his field!
in New Braunfels, TX |
Dr Wupperman is a 10 in my book. He is very knowledgeable in his field and explains things very well. I would recommended him to anyone who is in need of a good trustworthy spinal surgeon.
in Austin, TX |
I searched Dr. Wupperman out having seen him 8 or so years ago and remembering how much I liked him. My memory was correct! He has a conservative approach to helping with my back pain and scoliosis. We discussed my options and I'm already better. Very kind!
in Copperas Cove, TX |
Dr. Wupperman accepted me as a patient when other surgeons refused to treat me due to the complexity of my spine problems. He is very professional in his manner, but also very approachable and kind. He has been, and continues to be , a great blessing to me. I have never doubted his suggested course of treatment , as I know he has my best interest as priority.
in Austin, TX |
I did extensive research on orthopedic surgeon's and met with many before meeting Dr. Wupperman. I felt he had more knowledge and patiently explained everything to me. There where other Dr.'s I saw that made me feel uneasy before I met Dr. Wupperman. I knew that he was there to help, he treated me like family. He checked on me many times after surgery to make sure I was good. I am pain free today because of him and barely a scar. I am truly grateful and blessed to have met him.
in Eldorado, TX |
I had major neck surgery performed by Dr. Wupperman in October 2016. I was very nervous my first appointment because another surgeon referred me to him because of the extensive surgery that I needed. From the minute Dr. Wupperman walked in the door I felt at ease. He looked at my films and sat and talked to my husband and I and answered all of our questions. While in the hospital he made sure I was comfortable and all needs were being met. Very caring, compassionate and skilled surgeon.
in austin, tx |
Dr. Wupperman is my hero! He is competent, compassionate, and has a cool sense of humor. He operated on my son and brought him relief from severe pain. As a mom, there are no words to express this depth of gratitude. Thank you Dr. Wupperman.
in Austin, TX |
I consulted with several orthopedic spine specialist before deciding to stick with Dr. Wupperman. He provided the most insight into my condition and explained treatment options in a very straightforward manner. He empathised with the intensity of the pain I was living with and addressed it as soon as possible. Moreover, he spent time walking me through my MRI in efforts to teach me how to live with a bad back and avoid exacerbating other less acute issues.
in Austin, Texas |
Dr. Wupperman is an awesome surgeon . I wouldn't trust anyone else with my spine. Recently had a major surgery from T2-S1. His surgical skill and knowledge has helped me to not be in constant pain. Thank you Dr. Wupperman !!
in Austin, TX |
When I moved to Austin, my former orthopedic MD (in Dallas) recommended Dr. Wupperman as the best orthopedic surgeon in Austin. He was right on target. Dr. Wuperman is a great surgeon and a skilled doctor. He also seems to be a kind and conscientious person. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Wupperman accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Wupperman has admitting privileges

Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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