Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD

Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(62)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 660

Austin, TX 78705

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

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Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
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."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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 Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • 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
4.7
based on 62 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (62)

  • 5
    (58)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Wupperman's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

in Wimberley
Dr. Wupperman came highly recommended to me from my primary care physician. I found Dr. Wupperman to be even better than promised. He was both highly knowledgeable and caring. I have already recommended him to a friend and will tell anyone who needs similar care to see him. I could not be more...more
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Dr Wupperman was very informative about my condition and the options that are to be considered.
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in Marble Falls, TX
I had a very good experience when I saw Dr. Wupperman for the first time which led to my referring my husband the next week. He was very thorough and professional during the exam and a good listener regarding my history and concerns. I never felt rushed. I would refer him again without...more
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in Austin, TX
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Wupperman. He is thorough, thoughtful, conscientious, and deliberate in his recommendations. His sharing of knowledge reflects his experience and he is willing to answer any and all questions a patient has.
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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...more
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