Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD

Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  ·  
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Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1998 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

12200 Park Central Dr Ste 135

Dallas, TX 75251

Contact Information

(972) 741-7189

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Neurostimulation
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sethuraman "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."

8  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

173  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • 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
  • 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'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
  • 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 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
  • 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 as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Segmental Vertebral Anomaly
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Atrophy - Ophthalmoplegia - Pyramidal Syndrome
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • 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
  • 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
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107  Procedures

  • 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 of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision 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 and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Physical Therapy
  • Spine Surgery
  • 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
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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sethuraman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sethuraman's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sethuraman to family and friends
95 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (95)

  • 5
    (68)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (24)

Dr. Sethuraman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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