Dr. Buddy Tipton, MD, Austin, TX, 78704

At Seton Spine & Rehabilitation Center, Dr. George "Buddy" Tipton develops a protocol that matches his patient with the least invasive plan of care. As a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tipton specializes in the treatment of adult degenerative lumbar spine disorders that result in lower back pain.

Dr. Tipton has a proven track record of leadership, including his former positions as president of the Texas Spine Society and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for Seton Medical Center Austin. He is a co-founder of the Spine and Rehabilitation Center where he currently serves as Medical Director.

Type of Spine Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Spine Surgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Adult Degenerative Conditions of Lumbar Spine


  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Care


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Spine Director, Seton Brain & Spine Institute
  • Consultant, Texas Medical Board
  • Former President, Texas Spine Society
  • Member, Medical Quality Review Panel for Division of Texas Workers' Compensation Commission

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • North America Spine Society