Seton Family of Doctors

Eeric Truumees, MD

Interim CEO Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Director of Spine Research, Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center, Attending Spine Surgeon, Seton Medical Center, Attending Spine Surgeon, Brackenridge University Hospital

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Eeric Truumees, MD

Interim CEO Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Director of Spine Research, Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center, Attending Spine Surgeon, Seton Medical Center, Attending Spine Surgeon, Brackenridge University Hospital

I was born into an Army family in Georgia, but moved around growing up. I moved to Austin five years ago after 12 years of academic medical practice in Michigan. I was attracted to a growing area with terrific people and great energy to tackle the difficult problems of spine care.

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Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery

Seton Hospital Affiliation

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

Seton Medical Center Austin

Seton Medical Center Hays

Seton Medical Center Williamson

Seton Northwest Hospital

University Medical Center Brackenridge

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Provides Care Through

Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center

Additional Language Spoken

German

My Passion for Healthcare

I became a doctor because it mixed my passion for helping people with my need to fix things. I loved science, but I knew I wanted more of a hands-on role than full time research could provide. I chose spine because it involves all ages and types of people with all sorts of problems, from arthritis to fractures. Also, there are still so many unanswered questions about the spine and limits to what we can do. I hope that I can help both my individual patients and the spine community at large.

Services I Provide

  1. Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  2. Lumbar Laminectomy
  3. Cervical Discectomy
  4. Cervical Disc Replacement
  5. Complex Spine Reconstruction
  6. Lumbar and Cervical Fusion Surgery
  7. Thoracic Spine Surgery

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

  • Residency

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

  • Fellowship

    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

My Clinical Focus

I specialize in degenerative problems and traumatic spinal injuries. I work very closely with non-operative spine specialists (PM&R) and neurosurgical spine surgeons to help patients work through their treatment options. On the research side, we are working with companies to bring new technologies to patients, as well as performing lab work on spine biomechanics and, most recently, we have been working with our physical therapy colleagues to improve the post-operative rehabilitation pathways.

Memberships

  1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  2. American Orthopaedic Association
  3. Cervical Spine Research Society
  4. Foundation for Complex Orthpaedics and Spine
  5. North American Spine Society

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

Seton offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it Humancare. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible. Humancare is an essential part of our mission to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services.

You'll find Seton doctors, nurses and associates delivering care throughout Central Texas Communities. We operate more than 100 clinical locations, including three teaching hospitals and another opening in 2017 that will be the training site for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

When you choose care from us, you are choosing care that is at the forefront of medical innovation. Seton conducts research and provides advanced treatments for conditions including stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and many of today's most difficult illnesses to treat.

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