Seton Family of Doctors

Viet N. Tran, MD

Staff Physician / Surgeon

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Viet N. Tran, MD

Staff Physician / Surgeon

I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of degenerative conditions of the adult cervical and lumbar spine since 2002. Born in Vietnam, I am an adopted Austinite. I was an electrical engineer before becoming a doctor. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three girls.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Seton Family of Doctors at Round Rock
  • Seton Spine & Rehabilitation Center

Additional Language Spoken

  • Vietnamese

My Passion for Healthcare

I left my engineering career and went to medical school first with a goal of seeking an adventure. What medical school taught me and later confirmed by decade of private practice is taking care of patients is the biggest priviledge and blessing that a human can have. There is no better joy than seeing patients getting better after surgery, sometime instantaneously, and returning to their previous levels of functioning. I am humble with patients entrusting their spine to my care which can involve surgery. I hope that my joy of practicing medicine has positive impact on people around me.

Services I Provide

  1. Cervical and Lumbar Decompression
  2. Kyphoplasty for compression fracture
  3. Cervical and Lumbar Fusion
  4. Conservative care of the adult spine
  5. Cervical Disc Replacement
  6. Lateral Access Lumbar Surg (XLIF/DLIF)

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX

  • Residency

    University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR

  • Fellowship

    Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

My Clinical Focus

I am specialized in the degenerative adult conditions of the neck and back such as disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis and cervical myelopathy. Our practice goal is to provide non-surgical and surgical treatment of the above conditions in the most compassionate and scientific manner. Married to a geriatric specialist, I have special interest in treating 'more matured' patients. I am active in giving lectures in spinal conditions and treatment to local doctors and mid level providers (PAs and NPs).

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Cardiology, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • ASH (American Specialty Health Network) - PT and OT providers only
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • IMO Med-Select Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sedwick/CMS Southwest Medical Provider Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • TriWest (new contract) - VA
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP) WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Specialists ONLY
  • United HealthCare-AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS-WellMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Medicare Advantage-WELLMED NETWORK - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Seton for Orthopedic Surgery

Seton has one of the most advanced orthopedic surgery programs in Central Texas. Our skilled spinal surgeons work closely with a multidisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive care.

Along with treatment for acute and chronic spine conditions, we also offer a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation program. With a focus on providing complete continuum of care, the Seton orthopedic surgery team helps coordinate treatment from consultation through recovery and rehabilitation for the best possible outcome.

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