Santaram Vallurupalli

Santaram Vallurupalli, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
4.7 / 5382 Ratings109 Comments

general information

OU Physicians Building
Orthopedic Surgery – Suite 1G
825 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Additional Facility
OU Physicians Edmond at Fountain Lake
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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4.7 / 5382 Ratings109 Comments

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Patient Comments

This provider is one of the only provider that gives me the support and care I need from a young adult that have a chronic pain problem, and illness that is rare. I genuinely speak highly of him and am proud to be one of his patients.

OU Physicians Patient May 12, 2020

Excellent physician. Highly recommended.

OU Physicians Patient May 5, 2020

Doctor is very well experienced in my diagnosis and prognosis

OU Physicians Patient Feb 4, 2020

very informative courteous

OU Physicians Patient Jan 24, 2020

Dr v was great he made me feel good about the up coming events I feel so much better now knowing that he will be doing something great to help feel better

OU Physicians Patient Jan 21, 2020

Very professional

OU Physicians Patient Jan 21, 2020

He is very polite professional and thorough would never see another orthopedic physician besides him

OU Physicians Patient Jan 14, 2020

The dr took his time and came up with reasonable treatment plans.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 3, 2020

Very caring.

OU Physicians Patient Dec 20, 2019

He is a nice person he listens to what you have to say he is a real good doctor I can recommend him to anybody he took really GOOD care of me got rid of my pain

OU Physicians Patient Dec 17, 2019

I stay with all OU physicians when I can. I've had great luck with them and they all have my medical records and it makes it easy

OU Physicians Patient Dec 17, 2019

he was knowledgeable and compassionated in his care and his patient care.

OU Physicians Patient Dec 13, 2019

The dr was so professional and so awesome

OU Physicians Patient Dec 6, 2019

Working hard at solving my issues associated with Proximal Hamstring Tendonitis - has been very helpful

OU Physicians Patient Dec 3, 2019

I can't think of a thing they took care of business much better than I expected completely satisfied

OU Physicians Patient Nov 8, 2019

Excellent Physician!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 1, 2019

He spent time with me to explain the skeletal system

OU Physicians Patient Oct 29, 2019

He is a great doctor he always listens to what you have to say.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 29, 2019

To understand the importance of my company, having me as close to 100%, physically, as possible, in order to perform my tasks, throughout a 12 hour day,without my back interrupting me, in pain, and exhaustion.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 25, 2019

Dr. V is so concerned with my health and what he can do to help me. I completely trust him.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 23, 2019

Provided valuable information regarding future treatment.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 22, 2019

Sincere, caring, doing what's best for the patient. Appointments are always on time

OU Physicians Patient Oct 4, 2019

Thanks for Wonderfull care.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 1, 2019

I had to wait OVER an HOUR in the lobby/sign in area & then another 10-15 minutes in the exam room before the doctor finally came in & spent 5 minutes telling me that there was nothing he could do for me. The entire visit was an insult!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 27, 2019

Yes they were very thorough With my health problems describing the cause and what's best for treating the symptoms of that problem. Feel comfortable with the treatment to be prisribed Hopefully this will correct this health problem.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 13, 2019

Dr. V. has always been very helpful in treating my issue associated with lumbar and spinal stenosis

OU Physicians Patient Sep 6, 2019

Great doctor,took time to listen and to explain

OU Physicians Patient Aug 16, 2019

Dr V is the ultimate professional. Very knowledgeable, understanding,empathetic & patient with us patients. I trust him totally & completely with my issue.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 16, 2019

Dr. V throughly explained the diagnosis and the planned procedure to relieve the pain.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 30, 2019

Well mannered casual but nicely dressed, friendly & kind. Remembered my case well and knowledgeable about what treatment I may need in the future.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 30, 2019

Dr V is an asset to O.U. He was precise when he explained to me what was happening to my back.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 23, 2019

He seemed to realize how bad of shape my back was in and knew how to fix it

OU Physicians Patient Jul 23, 2019

Thank you for talking WITH me and not at me. Even though it was a short visit, I didn't seem rushed. Thanks again!

OU Physicians Patient Jul 23, 2019

Discussed in detail a future plan for treatment

OU Physicians Patient Jul 2, 2019

Best doctor hands down

OU Physicians Patient Jun 28, 2019

The Dr & his PA were both outstanding medical professionals. Excellent bedside manner, concern for the patient - me & they were kind enough to explain my malady in lay terms so I could understand. Am looking fwd to my follow-up visit to check my progress.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 28, 2019

Dr. V is always so concerned and knowlegable. Answers all questions and concerns.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 25, 2019


OU Physicians Patient Jun 25, 2019

Super knowledgeable. Doesn't rush through anything. Super through. Takes all the time he needs.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 21, 2019

He is amazing!!!!! Thank you so much

OU Physicians Patient Jun 21, 2019

I trust him. Ll

OU Physicians Patient Jun 21, 2019

Very pleased dr v is a very special dr!

OU Physicians Patient Jun 14, 2019

Competent caring kind

OU Physicians Patient Jun 14, 2019

Extremely knowledgeable. I feel very confident in the doctor

OU Physicians Patient Jun 11, 2019

Well mannered, caring, and pleasant to talk to. Would definitely recommend him and your place of business. Thank you and your doctors for all they you have done for me over the years.

OU Physicians Patient May 24, 2019

Dr V went beyond my expectations in analyzing my condition. Much appreciated. Thanks

OU Physicians Patient May 10, 2019

For a 9AM appointment, did not see dr until 10:25. Not happy.

OU Physicians Patient May 3, 2019

Great appointment - valued advise & information regarding follow on treatment!

OU Physicians Patient May 3, 2019

The first doctor that listen to what I had to say about my back pain .

OU Physicians Patient Apr 30, 2019

He is very knowledgeable

OU Physicians Patient Apr 30, 2019

Dr.V is the nicest, nicest doctor. He explained everything so thoroughly and I felt confident in his explanation of my problem. I was 'worked in' after an accident but he made me feel as though I were his only patient that hurry at all.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 30, 2019

He explained what was needed to be done along with other study information. I really feel confident in him. He also made me feel comfortable in asking questions. Thank you Dr. V. You are really appreciated and very sweet.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 23, 2019

No-nonsense physician, actually listens and communicates with patients, would refer family.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 23, 2019

I really liked the place orthepedic was professional

OU Physicians Patient Apr 23, 2019

I will do the plan that the doctor has planned for me. But I still feel that the pain in my back is what is causing the pain that goes down the back of my left leg, to my ankle. The pain goes to my ankle about 50% of the time and 50% to just my knee. My physical therapist did his assessment and he also feels the pain is being caused by my back. The PT will be sending his assessment to Dr. V.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 23, 2019

He is very professional an interested in my problems and answers my questions in easy to understand english

OU Physicians Patient Mar 22, 2019

Seemed to have listened to what I had to say

OU Physicians Patient Mar 19, 2019

Everyone was great to this newly old man

OU Physicians Patient Mar 8, 2019

Excellent physician

OU Physicians Patient Dec 21, 2018

Dr. V is excellent!

OU Physicians Patient Dec 11, 2018

I wish I were told my diagnosis and prognosis.

OU Physicians Patient Dec 4, 2018

A little difficult to understand.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 9, 2018

Dr. V is always so patient and caring. We always feel better when we leave knowing we have had the best care.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 14, 2018


OU Physicians Patient Jul 27, 2018

Dr. seem to have been in a hurry and didn't have time for my appointment.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 24, 2018

I was very pleased with this visit. I wish all doctors I have are as professional and thoughtful as Dr Garupalli

OU Physicians Patient Jul 24, 2018

I have had this issue for years,He is the first Doctor that I was impressed how he handle himself and concerns about my needs

OU Physicians Patient Jul 10, 2018


OU Physicians Patient Jul 6, 2018

Dr. Vallurupalli is excellent - both medically and personally. We are grateful for the care he has provided.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 22, 2018

Out of all the places that I,ve been to,This provider,showed more professionalism,that I,ve been to,I think I am safe with him.Thank you

OU Physicians Patient May 15, 2018

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