Santaram Vallurupalli

Santaram Vallurupalli, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
4.8 / 5201 Ratings39 Comments

general information

OU Physicians Building
Orthopedic Surgery – Suite 1G
825 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Additional Facility
OU Physicians at Edmond
14101 N Eastern Ave.
Edmond, OK 73013
Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship University of Missouri Columbia
University of Missouri
Medical School
Guntur Medical College
NTR University Of Health Sciences
Areas of Expertise
Lumbar degenerative spine
Cervical degenerative spine
Adult spinal deformity
Complex spinal reconstruction
Spinal tumors
Spine trauma
Spinal instability
Spinal cord injuries
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Navigation assisted spinal surgery
Lynn O. Litton
MD Resident Award for Academic Excellence
Steve Olson
MD Resident Research Award
Barry J. Gainor
MD Resident Award in education

ratings & comments

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4.8 / 5201 Ratings39 Comments

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Patient Comments

Very knowledgeable person.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 16, 2018

already stated that I have been very satisfied with Dr. V and his staff.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 16, 2018

a treatment plan for the after surgery medications would have been helpful.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 14, 2018

experience was very good.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 9, 2018

Great Doctor. You guys seem to have a turnover problem so I hope admin doesn't run this one off.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 28, 2017

I voiced a concern about doing physical therapy so Dr. V gave me some papers showing exercises I could do at home. Looking at the exercises listed, there are few that I will be able to do physically due to my osteoarthritis. There were really no treatment decisions made except to do physical therapy exercises. It is my opinion that Dr. V believes that there is no way to correct my spine problem at this time.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 19, 2017

Dr. V was very good and gave me hope. something no-one else has been able to provide me in 15 years. thank you Dr. V

OU Physicians Patient Aug 11, 2017

Dr V is a very concerning doctor.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 9, 2017

Appreciated Dr. V's help with something I never had experienced before and he got on it very quickly to help me with my pain.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 2, 2017

All good.

OU Physicians Patient May 30, 2017

I am so so pleased with Dr. V

OU Physicians Patient Feb 14, 2017

Best experience with a new doctor that I have every had.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 24, 2017

Dr V addressed the nerve problem not addressed by the previous MD.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 17, 2017

Dr. V and the Resident that I saw were outstanding. I received a thorough examination relating to my condition and great medical care and advice.

OU Physicians Patient Dec 2, 2016

Dr. V would listen and then take notes so I felt he was really focusing on me.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 29, 2016

would not recommend OU due the lack of processes and confidence in the medical records and followup from same group. misplaced my file and requested not complete information from my previous care giver. Also lost or messed up in scheduling the MRI and had not done so 2 weeks later. Will go elsewhere.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 22, 2016

Dr V is very thorough and so concerned about my issue. I felt very confident we will get it resolved.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 14, 2016

Feel very confident Dr. Vallurupalli will do everything he can to see me through my medical condition.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 27, 2016

Dr. V was very nice and informative

OU Physicians Patient Sep 2, 2016

I have met with this provider one time. Confidence grows or diminishes with familiarity.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 5, 2016

Always seems very compatent

OU Physicians Patient Jul 19, 2016

great doctor. very understanding of my concerns. explained most pros and cons of recommended treatment. is going to contact my other doctor and decide what treatment he will recommend. very soft spoken with words I can unerstand. used props for visual aide and understanding condition showing me my MRI and X-ray with explanations. if he does reccomend surgery I feel very confident in his surgical abilities.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 12, 2016

Excellent doctor, spends time with patient explaining things. Very knowledgable.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 5, 2016

Im very comfortable with the care this provider is giving me. He is able to explain connection of what I tell him the problems are and how the where the pain is with past care ad where we will go from this point in test a d future treatment.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 28, 2016


OU Physicians Patient May 24, 2016

Didn't care for female colleague shadowing dr Vallurupalli. because I rather just focus on asking the questions of Dr.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 11, 2016


OU Physicians Patient Mar 8, 2016

Dr.V is great

OU Physicians Patient Jan 26, 2016

Great surgeon knowledgable and courtious. Great asset to OU physicians

OU Physicians Patient Dec 29, 2015

He's awesome! :-)

OU Physicians Patient Dec 22, 2015

Dr. V is an awesome doctor! I have already recommended him to my friends and family. He is very compassionate and caring in his delivery of care. He makes you forget about your disability and looks at everything from a medical prospective which I really appreciate. Gold stars for him!!!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 13, 2015

Dr. V has difficulty with English and I had to listen very carefully to understand.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 27, 2015

Orthopedic resident took initial exam and history. I couldn't tell how much was reviewed with Dr. V. Was not examined with clothes off--exam was not thorough by resident or attending.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 20, 2015

I had a very positive experience and am extremely happy with my doctor and the care I received.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 9, 2015

No encouragement!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 7, 2015

I have never seen such lack of concern from any provider than what I did with this one. It is very frustrating that I wasted my time with him just to have to take my issues to someone else.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 22, 2015

I did not understand how to correctly some of the exercises given to me.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 21, 2015

excellent experence

OU Physicians Patient Feb 25, 2015

Dr. Valli...... was very thorough. He explained the health situation and what to expect. He checked several reflexes, movement and areas of strength.

OU Physicians Patient Feb 18, 2015