Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD


Spinal Cord Injury Medicine | Male

SPINE PHYSICIANS INSTITUTE 12200 Park Central Dr Ste 135 Dallas, TX 75251 Get Directions
Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD
Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD is a spinal cord injury medicine doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Sethuraman is affiliated with Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital.

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Patient Comments (13)
Dallas, TX |
I was referred over to Dr Sethuraman. I had 2 insurance companies and was pressured into having my surgeries at a hospital the he possibly had financial ties with. Also, a small jar ointments and lotions from his preferred apothecary. It was delivered without my insurance being filed. It showed a price tag of 8,000.00!!! After my surgeries my pain is horribly worse and promised me my second surgery would resolve my pain!! He doesn't bother with after surgery bedside visits. Laughs going to bank
in Waxahachie, TX |
After 4 visits and about to schedule my surgery, Dr Sethuramen cancelled my surgery because he didn't take Obamacare. I called BCBS and they said he is in network and should have accepted me. I filed a complaint against him. Do not trust this Dr. His concern is money, not the patient!
Hurst, TX |
This Dr is not a good choice for fusion surgery, he stopped seeing me after a second neck fusion surgery that he performed and has neglected to offer any help since his billing staff messed up with a invoice that wasn't submitted to the insurance company properly. There are better doctors out there, do some research on any fusion surgeries and avoid Dr Sethuraman completely!
Dr Sethuraman operated on my back, L4-5 fusion. He performed what a second followup surgeon called a "botched" surgery that was also "archaic" (his words) compared to what other procedures that were available at the time. This second doctor also said he had seen other patients that Sethuramn had operated on that had similar issues! This is just my experience with him! This experience was from 2010ish so he may be completely different now....
in Dallas, TX |
When i tell you from start to finish by far, this was a phenomenal experience. I was extremely nervous starting this 360 Lumbar Fusion journey, but consistant back pain left me no choice. Nights with no sleep, constant pain, and comfort level of -0!! He was precise, straight to the point, attentive, and comforting. The Staff is A1, I get nervous i make jokes, and they flow right with it without missing a beat. With still a ways to go,I haven't felt this good in a year! Blessing at it's Finest!
in Dallas, TX |
*in addition to previous review- I ended up having surgery and Dr.S and Jimmy were great. Everyone has been so very helpful and has made going thru this a whole lot easier. Again, I am very impressed at the amount of attention & how attentive the entire office has been to any need I have. Great experience.
in Dallas, Tx |
Dr. Sethuraman and Shahid have earned my trust! I've been suffering from neck pain for years with ringing in my ears! I finally have answers and when I need surgery I would only trust him!
in Dallas, TX |
For the first time in many years my neck is pain free. Dr. Sethurman was very decisive and clear on what my surgery would encompass. I was completely informed on what to expect before and after my surgery. His staff was professional and were able to respond to any questions that I had. I have no reservations on recommending Dr.Sutherman to anyone who needs spine surgery.
in Dallas, TX |
Rude & arrogant. How is this guy still in business?
in McCarty |
After scheduling my initial new patient appointment, I was very comfortable. Office atmosphere and staff very friendly and professional. Once with the doctor, I was very impressed with his knowledge and ability to understand my medical needs. Wish I could give 10 Stars !
in Irving TX |
Very professional, including Dr Sethuramans staff. I chose Dr Sethuraman due to his high quality of care noted on the Healthgrade website, after researching the many other doctors in his field. Once I entered his office, I was treated with individual attention and knew I had chosen the right doctor to help me advance into a better quality of life. ?????
in Argyle, TX |
Outstanding group of people. Dr. Sethuraman and his staff are knowledgeable and took the time to answer all of my questions. Cannot recommend them enough.
in Ft Worth, TX |
Not only did he perform a successful l5-s1 spinal fusion after so-called experts in the dfw area wouldn't (I had had four prior 3 prior surgeries before), but he just recently did my cervical fusion and I am virtually pain free! Dr. Seth is the real deal and he is a master of his craft!
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      Dr. Sethuraman's Care Philosophy

      In terms of my practice philosophy, we place our patients as the priority. We employ conservative treatment protocols, and perform minimally invasive spine surgery to allow patients to get BACK to living healthy active lifestyes.

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

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
      •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
      • Adult Scoliosis
      • Adult-Onset Still's Disease
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
      • Arachnoiditis
      • Arthritis
      • Arthritis of the Neck
      • Arthritis of the Spine
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Back Disorders
      • Back Impairment
      • Back Injuries
      • Back Pain
      • Back Sprain
      • Back Strain
      • Back Tumor
      • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Disc Degeneration
      • Cervical Herniated Disc
      • Cervical Radiculopathy
      • Cervical Spine Disorders
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Cervical Spondylitis
      • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
      • Chiari Malformation Type 1
      • Chiari Malformation Type 2
      • Chiari Malformation Type 3
      • Chiari Malformation Type 4
      • Chiari Malformation, Adult
      • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Chronic Back Pain
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Complex Fractures
      • Complex Spine Disorders
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Compound Fracture
      • Compression Fracture
      • Congenital Spine Disorders
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Degenerative Scoliosis
      • Degenerative Spine Disorders
      • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Discitis
      • Discogenic Pain
      • Dropfoot
      • Epidural Hematoma
      • Facet Joint Pain
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Head and Neck Conditions
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Knee Disorders
      • Kyphosis
      • Limb Pain
      • Lordosis
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lower Back Injuries
      • Lower Back Muscle Strain
      • Lower Back Sprain
      • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
      • Lumbar Herniated Disc
      • Lumbar Malsegmentation - Short Stature
      • Lumbar Radiculopathy
      • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lumbar Sprain
      • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Injuries
      • Neck Muscle Strain
      • Neck Pain
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Pain
      • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
      • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteomyelitis
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
      • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
      • Paralysis
      • Pathologic Fracture
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
      • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
      • Pediatric Spine Deformities
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pinched Nerve
      • Pinched Nerve in Back
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Scheuermann's Disease
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Scoliosis
      • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
      • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
      • Segmental Vertebral Anomaly
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Atrophy - Ophthalmoplegia - Pyramidal Syndrome
      • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
      • Spinal Compression Fracture
      • Spinal Cord Cancer
      • Spinal Cord Disorders
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
      • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
      • Spinal Instability
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I, With Congenital Bone Fractures
      • Spinal Rigidity
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spinal Tuberculosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Dislocation
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
      • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Still's Disease
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Torticollis
      • Upper Back Pain
      • Upper Extremity Pain
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vertebral Body Fusion Overgrowth
      • Vertebral Column Tumors
      • Vertebral Compression Fractures
      • Vertebral Fracture
      • Vertebral Fusion Posterior Lumbosacral Blepharoptosis
      • Whiplash


      • Medical School
        Medical College Of Pennsylvania

        Graduated in 1998

      • Internship Hospital
        Thomas Jefferson University

        Completed in 2000

      • Residency Hospital
        Thomas Jefferson University

        Completed in 2004

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Mayo Clinic

        Completed in 2005

      • Undergraduate School
        Rutgers College

        Graduated in 1994

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
      • Interventional Spine Medicine
      • Neurological Spine Surgery
      • Neurosurgery
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Pain Medicine
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

      Procedures Performed

      • Adult Scoliosis Correction
      • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
      • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
      • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
      • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
      • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
      • Artificial Disc Replacement
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
      • Cervical Block
      • Cervical Disc Replacement
      • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
      • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
      • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Cervical Medial Branch Block
      • Cervical Microdiscectomy
      • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
      • Cervical Spine Surgery
      • Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
      • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
      • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
      • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
      • Complex Spine Surgery
      • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
      • Decompression
      • Disc Arthroplasty
      • Disc Injection
      • Disc Replacement
      • Disc Surgery
      • Discography
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
      • Epidural Steroid Injections
      • Failed Back Surgery Revision
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Fracture Care
      • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
      • Joint Drainage
      • Kyphoplasty
      • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
      • Kyphosis Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Lower Spine Surgery
      • Lumbar Disc Replacement
      • Lumbar Discography
      • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
      • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
      • Lumbar Fusion
      • Lumbar Laminectomy
      • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
      • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
      • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
      • Lumbar Puncture
      • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
      • Lumbar Spine Surgery
      • Microdiscectomy
      • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
      • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
      • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Neck Surgery
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Pediatric Spine Surgery
      • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
      • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Revision Surgery
      • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
      • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
      • Scoliosis Surgery
      • Spinal Anesthesia
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Cord Surgery
      • Spinal Decompression
      • Spinal Discectomy
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Injections
      • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
      • Spinal Internal Fixation
      • Spinal Pump Implant
      • Spinal Reconstruction
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spinal Spacer Procedure
      • Spinal Tumor Surgery
      • Spine Fracture Treatment
      • Spine Physical Therapy
      • Spine Surgery
      • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
      • Total Disc Replacement
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Vertebroplasty
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure