If you’ve been told you need spine surgery, it can be in your best interest to get a second opinion from a regional spine center of excellence.

Eeric Truumees, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained in Spine Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Dell Medical School

Dr. Eeric Truumees is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Texas Spine and Scoliosis in Austin, Texas. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees, with high honors, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He then completed an internship in General Surgery followed by a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland. Dr. Truumees furthered his education by completing a fellowship in Spinal Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital with the world renowned Dr. Harry Herkowitz in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Professor of Surgery

Dr. Truumees currently serves as faculty for the University of Texas, Dell School of Medicine and will be Spine Subspecialty Director for the coming residency in Orthopaedic Surgery.


Artificial Disc Replacement

Dr. Eeric Truumees is proficient in several FDA-approved artificial discs used to replace disc herniations in the neck. Dr. Truumees evaluates a person’s disc herniation to determine which disc would be a better fit for the patient. 


Minimally Invasive Surgery

Traditional spine surgery requires a 3-inch incision. Dr. Eeric Truumees is proficient in the latest minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Using special instruments the width of a ball point pen, Dr. Truumees is able to treat herniated discs through a half-inch incision using tubular retractors that have tiny cameras and incisors in the tip.



Although majority of back problems improve on their own or with nonsurgical treatment some may indicate an injury that requires surgery.



You might be surprised to learn that 80 percent of the time, back and neck pain is simply a result of strain or soft tissue injury.



Dr. Eeric Truumees can provide minimally invasive spine surgery through a half-inch incision, as well as artificial disc replacement.