Seton Family of Doctors

Eeric Truumees, MD

CEO of Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Professor of Surgery, Dell Medical School, Director of Spine Research, SSSC

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Eeric Truumees, MD

CEO of Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Professor of Surgery, Dell Medical School, Director of Spine Research, SSSC

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

Our practice works differently from others in that the physicians form a care team. 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.

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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