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Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Sethuraman

Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1998 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.


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Dr. Sethuraman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neurostimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sethuraman performs Neurostimulation more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sethuraman performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulators
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sethuraman treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Sethuraman treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sethuraman treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sethuraman treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sethuraman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Adult-Onset Still's Disease
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • 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
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Discography
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dropfoot
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Malsegmentation - Short Stature
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Paralysis
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Segmental Vertebral Anomaly
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Anesthesia
  • Spinal Atrophy - Ophthalmoplegia - Pyramidal Syndrome
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I, With Congenital Bone Fractures
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Physical Therapy
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Whiplash
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
The Mayo Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Thomas Jefferson University
Residency Hospital
2000
Thomas Jefferson University
Internship Hospital
1998
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Medical School
1994
Rutgers College
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
2000
1998
1994

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Dr. Sethuraman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sethuraman

4.0

Based on 99 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(24)

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Professional and competent surgeon and staff that got me from from disabled back to being out of pain, healthy, and active after decades of suffering
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The greatest!
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Dr Seth saved my life! After living in constant back pain for 3 years!!! I would recommend him wholeheartedly. It’s only been 5 weeks post-op and I feel amazing.
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My son saw Dr. Sethuraman after having two failed back surgeries and was barely walking . Dr. Sethuraman knew exactly what needed to be done to fix his problem . He explained everything to us about what to expect before and after surgery . He is the most caring Dr. that we have seen. His office nurse and staff are exceptional . When we had a question they were there to help. Dr Sethuraman and staff were a god send to us. I would recommend them to anyone that wants the surgery done right
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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
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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!
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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!
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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....
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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!
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*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.
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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!
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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.
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Rude & arrogant. How is this guy still in business?
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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 !
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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.
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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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