Dr. Venu Vemuri, DO

Dr. Venu Vemuri, DO

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Venu Vemuri, DO is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

4130 Dutchmans Ln Ste 300

Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Information

(502) 897-1794

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vemuri "While Dr. Vemuri is a spine surgeon, he is committed to exhausting all non-surgical treatment options before considering surgical intervention. His primary objective is to help patients get back to enjoying their lives through restoring function from painful spinal conditions. His interest in minimally invasive surgeries is due in large part to increased chances for reduced blood loss, less tissue damage, and a faster recovery time for his patients."


  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Spinal Sensory Disorders

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • University Of Wisconsin Madison Post Baccalaureate Studies-Pre Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Midwestern University-St. James Olympia Fields
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Midwestern University-St. James Olympia Fields, Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Spine Fellow, Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Ky
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vemuri has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vemuri's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vemuri to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Vemuri's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Louisville KY |
Very good bedside manner. Very helpful in providing information about condition and answers all questions in a manner that is understood.
in Louisville, KY |
I very much please with the way my surgery went
in Shelbyville, KY |
Vemuri is NOT a medical doctor! He did not discuss conservative treatment with me at all. I had a protruding disc at C5-6. He fused my C4-C7 and removed my C6 vertebra. He never discussed this with me . Ask to speak with former patients to gain real insight into how to avoid this osteopath. I am surprised to read any reviews that are good on Vemuri. Get a second , third and fourth opinion. The Mayo Clinic is an excellent facility.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Vemuri is a good doctor. He is very easy to talk to. He explains what the problem is and how to take care of it. I feel better than I have in a long time. I would recommend him to friends and family.
in Louisville, ky |
Dr Vemuri is one of the BEST doctors that ive ever had! He takes his time to explain things regarding your injury, your surgery, treatment, healing, basically everything. He is a very competent surgeon, and has helped me immensely. I would recommend him to anyone who has any type of neck injury. His mannerisms and compassion for me, in my situation were absolutely excellent!
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Vemuri is very kind, considerate and caring. He is definitely someone to trust your health to. What I truly like is he listens to your health concerns and problems and looks out for your well being while advising what is best for you. I would recommend him and have to my friends.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Vemuri is outstanding. The problem is that I don't get to see him very often. I always see his P.A. which I don't care for at all. She is smug and condescending.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Vemuri was FANTASTIC!! I was having intense pain in my left leg as well as numbness. The MRI revealed a herniated disc at L4-L5. Dr. Vemuri's staff quickly arranged for an appointment and I was very confident in going forward with a discectomy after meeting with him. The surgery went very well, my pain was instantly eliminated and I'm back to life as usual! I highly recommend Dr. Vemuri, his staff is very helpful and overall it was a great experience.
in Taylorsville |
Dr. Vemuri (and Dr. Goodin) was the only doctor that actually bothered to determine the cause of my pain. He explained what needed to be done in detail and performed the operation about 1 week later. It's been 3 weeks and the pain is gone and I haven't felt this good in 3 years. I highly recommend Dr. Vemuri to anyone he's the best you'll find. All the Dr's at Louisville Orthopedic are top notch. The staff treated me like I was their only patient. I'm very happy.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr Vemuri has being seeing and treating my mother for the past few years. He is a wonderful listener and is very caring with her. She has a very complex spine problem and he has spent a good amount of time going over the options and making sure she understands all the available treatments. We are grateful to have found him!
in Louisville, KY |
I waited two hours to see him and, when I did, he seemed completely indifferent. It was like pulling teeth to get him to describe my issues in any detail whatsoever. He was basically trying to turn patients out as quickly as possible to make more money. He is the worst specialist I have seen. Also, his office staff is heinous and nasty. I asked to speak with a manager and they hung up on me, and refused to answer when I called back. Unacceptable.
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Dr. Vemuri accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Choice Network POS
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Passport Health Plan
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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