Dr. Brian Torre, MD

Dr. Brian Torre, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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64 y/o
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Dr. Brian Torre, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Blue Ridge Surgery Center

1802 Braeburn Dr

Salem, VA 24153
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Torre's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre treats Ganglion Cyst more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Torre treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre performs Carpal Tunnel Release more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Torre performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Torre treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Torre's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

I approach each patient from the perspective of family and friends: how I would treat my own family and friends, and how I would want to be treated in this situation. I believe educating patients about their condition is the cornerstone of effective ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1986
Univ. Of Rochester Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Residency Hospital
1981
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Internship Hospital
1980
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
William & Mary
Undergraduate School
1986
1985
1981
1980
1976

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • First Humanitarian Award, 2011

Dr. Torre's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Torre

4.7

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr.Torre is caring and a very knowledgeable physician. I think very highly of him and his expertise.
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For 3 years I went to doctors, MRI’s, physical therapist, nerve testing, x-rays, prescription meds and orthopedic centers while my pain got worse with no diagnosis. Desperate for relief I went to a chiropractor and hit the jackpot, he said, “I can’t help you, but I know a guy.” That guy is Dr. Torre and his staff, they are amazing! They did one more test and scheduled surgery. The surgery was done 7 weeks ago and I am healing and doing well. Thanks Dr. Torre and his PA Lori!!
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I would recommend everyone. Dr. Brian Torre was very professional and obviously knows what he is doing. I had a trigger finger surgery and felt very comfortable with Dr. Torre doing the surgery in the office.
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Dr. Torre and his staff are the best. The problem I had this visit was with the valet parking. Not enough staff to handle the volume of traffic therefore, making me late for my appointment.
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Dr. Torre did a wonderful job on my carpel tunnel surgery. He took time to explain the procedure and answer my questions. His staff were all caring and knowledgeable. When a minor issue with one of my stitches arose during my post-op visit Dr. Torre and his PA both looked at it and gave detailed instructions for at home care. I am several months out from surgery, have fully recovered with excellent results and have a barely visible scar. This is one of the most well organized offices around.
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Excellent hand surgeon. Operated on hand for trigger finger--quick, fairly easy, and acceptable pain level. Professional, but pleasant patient relations.
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Dr. Torre and his entire staff are kind, considerate, knowledgeable and efficient! He did my carpal tunnel surgery several years ago and released a trigger finger 2 weeks ago. Both were very good experiences!
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dr. torre has performed several procedures with positive results over the years and continues to provide care for me in a high standard, professional, and courteous manner. would recomend highly.
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I experienced the same treatment from Dr.Torre as Melissa and her husband received . I also was refered to Dr. Torre and I also had images he refused to look at and I am quite blown away that this man has snowballed so many people into thinking he is such a great person . If Dr. Torre treats some patients better than others I suggest he reevaulate his priorities and look not at a mans skin color or tattoos and treat everyone the same regardless of race religion or sexual preferences.
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If Dr. Torre was a foot specialist and would accept wv workers comp he would be my Dr right now he repaired torn tendons in my thumb some 15 years ago and he was so wonderful the entire journey of recovery. The whole orthopedic staff is. My daughter had to have her elbow fixed where it was dislocated wrestling Dr. Micah Jones could have never went more overboard in her care. From even calling to check on her recovery and explaining completely what was going to happen. Thank you all.
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My appointment was right on time and as usual Dr Torre explained what was going on. He explained the options and gave me his recommended directions of treatment.
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I have been have a lot of pain in both thumbs due to basal joint arthritis. I'm new to the area so I checked online reviews and chose Dr. Torre. When I called to make an appointment I was pleased to find I could get in within a couple of weeks. Dr Torre came in, introduced himself and gave a very thorough examination while his assistant took notes. Options were discussed, surgery or injections. I chose injections for now, surgery is a bear. If anyone has had surgery, I'd like to hear about i
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Dr. Torre, was exceptionally rude. He was offended by questions. He was very disappointing, as he told us he did not even take the time to review the MRI films that we had brought (and he had returned to us)... he stated he might look at them later? How could he if he had returned them? He appeared to resent the fact that another surgeon had referred us to him for surgical consult, he said he was the “Hand Specialist!” Dr. Torre did not take time to notice that my husband had tears in his eyes.
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Really great experience with Dr Torre. Very helpful in explaining things.
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Dr Torre has always been there for me when I needed orthopedic care. He is an excellent surgeon, and I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Torre is very good at explaining things to patients. He has a great bedside manner. I highly recommend him.
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My experience with Dr. Torre at Lewis Gale Hospital was very positive. He is interested, very thorough and seems very knowledgable. I appreciate his experience. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so.
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From the reception staff to Dr Torre every one is so friendly and prompt. I have total confidence in this practice.
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Dr. Torre is the 2nd hand surgeon I've been to in the Roanoke/Salem, VA area. I was not at all impressed with my 1st surgeon (carpel tunnel release on my left hand) and chose Dr. Torre to do my right hand. He is a very caring doctor. He will patiently explain the procedure, what to expect and how long it will take to heal. He is an excellent surgeon. I may need to have a 2nd surgery on my right hand and trust him to take care of it well.
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If there is such a thing as an enjoyable experience at a doctors office, this is it. The staff, nurses and doctors in this office are friendly and talk to their patients in a direct and informative way. They put you at ease with their personable manner. I highly recommend Dr. Torre and this orthopedic department.
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