Venkat Sethuraman, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-trained in Spine Surgery at the Mayo Clinic
Specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Venkat Sethuraman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has done more than 1,000 spine surgeries over his 20 years in practice in the Dallas area.

Unlike other spine surgeons who often spend 30% of their time on brain disorders or treatment of knees and hips, Dr. Sethuraman focuses 100% on the care of back and neck pain and other complex spine problems.

Dr. Sethuraman is proficient in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques enabling outpatient surgery through a half-inch incision. He stays current on the newest advances in spine surgery and non-surgical treatment options. He is referred patients from across the Dallas area and its suburbs, as well as patients who travel from Mexico for advanced spine care.

Dr. Sethuraman completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. A fellowship is the most advanced and specialized physician training available.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1994 at Rutgers University graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1998. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital along with his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. Following his residency, he went to the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he completed a spine surgery fellowship. Dr. Sethuraman is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association.

Recognizing the challenges of developing a freestanding spine center and a modern medical practice, in 2017 Dr. Sethuraman completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Venkat Sethuraman has a main office in Dallas, Texas conveniently located near LBJ Freeway at Webb Chapel Rd. Dr. Sethuraman is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Dallas area, including Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Texas Institute for Surgery in Dallas, Texas; Medical City Dallas Spine Hospital in Dallas, Texas; and Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison, Texas.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
  • Texas Institute for Surgery • Dallas, Texas
  • Medical City Dallas Spine Hospital • Dallas, Texas
  • Methodist Hospital for Surgery • Addison, Texas
  • North Texas Team Care Surgery Center • Mesquite, Texas
  • Eminent Medical Center • Richardson, Texas

Dr. Sethuraman is a member in good standing of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, which was created 15 years ago by top-trained spine surgeons who were proficient in the specialty of minimally invasive spine surgery. The society provides advanced training in the latest technology and instrumentation that enables spine surgeons to operate through half-inch long incisions with the use of special instruments the size of a ballpoint pen. The surgical tools have a tiny camera and cutting device in the tip that enables the spine surgeon to operate by visualizing the spine and disc on a video monitor. More information is at:

Dr. Sethuraman is the only spine surgeon in the Dallas area to be Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Spine Physicians Institute treats back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, stenosis and other spine problems. Patients come to the spine center from across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, is a board-certified spine surgeon, and is the only Mayo Clinic Fellowship trained physician in the Dallas area.

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