Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD

Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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50 y/o
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Dr. Richard Wupperman, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

Austin Spine

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wupperman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Wupperman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

81  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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31  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

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wupperman to family and friends
68 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (68)

  • 5
    (64)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

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 (25)

I have recommended Dr. Wupperman to others due to his extensive medical expertise. On several occasions, he has performed complicated spinal surgery on me and my recovery was swift and 100% effective. He is a patient and caring physician that truly is a specialist in his field. Further, his...more
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Dr. Wupperman was very thorough during my office visit. He showed me my MRI and exactly where my injury was. He was very thorough in explaining why I was having so much pain and what he was going to do to fix it. Dr. Wupperman is very personable and caring. He is completely knowledgeable on issues...more
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I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Wupperman the next day when I called. Apparently, he is one of the few doctors who deals with scoliosis patients. I was very pleased with his examination and explanation. I have a Herrington rod in my back and have had it for 38 years. I'm 83 and Dr....more
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I was referred to Dr. Wupperman by the neurosurgeon who performed surgery on my back three years ago. I found his choice of Dr. Wupperman to be excellent. When I first met the doctor I felt he was truly concerned about my condition and he appreciated my anxiety about the procedure he would be...more
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Dr. Wupperman was highly recommended and I wanted to make a new patient appointment. Scheduling said they needed my medical records first. No appointment could be made without the records. That took about three weeks for various reasons. Once the records were received (I had to call to find out)...more
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