Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Austin Spine 3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 660 Austin, TX 78705 Get Directions
Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD
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.

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Diagnosis and treat low back and neck problems utilizing the very latest technology.

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    Austin Spine3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 660
    Austin, TX 78705
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    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's Care Philosophy

    Diagnosis and treat low back and neck problems utilizing the very latest technology.

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    Treats all spinal disorders, including minimally invasive surgery for most conditions.

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

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    •  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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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • 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
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Sprain
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Kyphosis
    • 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 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 Instability
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Torticollis
    • Vertebral Column Tumors


    • Medical School
      University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

      Graduated in 2002

    • Internship Hospital
      Vanderbilt University

      Completed in 2007

    • Residency Hospital
      Vanderbilt University

      Completed in 2007

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Cedars-Sinai Institute For Spinal Disorders

      Completed in 2008

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch

      Graduated in 1991

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • 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
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Kyphosis Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neck Surgery
    • 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