Dr. Brian Torre, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 65

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Brian Torre, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Salem, VA. Dr. Torre has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Torre to book an appointment.


Locations

LewisGale Physicians

New Patient?
(540) 772-3530
Orthopedics1802 Braeburn Dr Salem, VA 24153
1

Blue Ridge Surgery Center

New Patient?
(540) 772-3530
Lewis Gale Physicians Orthopedics1802 Braeburn Dr Salem, VA 24153
2

Dr. Torre's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Torre

4.7

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
92.6829268292683%
(38)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
7.317073170731708%
(3)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Torre?
(Select your rating)
What People Say About Dr. Brian Torre, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
Dr. Torre has experience that can be trusted. My last visit was very limited waiting time. He took the time to explain to me what treatment was needed and what to expect going forward.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Ricky Martin – Jun 23, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Torre has performed two hand procedures for me. He is so knowledgable and willing to spend the time explaining everything to you step by step. I will never go to another hand specialist! He is amazing!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Katie Church – May 28, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
I just moved here from Tennessee and had seen a hand surgeon there whom I liked very much so I was somewhat anxious about seeing a new doctor. Dr. Torre and his staff were professional, courteous, on time and made the visit a very good one. He had the same diagnosis as my original doctor and did an injection in my thumb which was not bad at all and is giving me relief. Dr. Torre no longer does surgery but has a partner in his practice who does if I decide to go that route. I had surgery on my other hand about 2 years ago and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with which he was familiar. I have seen other doctors who were completely clueless about this so it was refreshing to encounter a physician who is kind, thorough and up to speed on some fairly recent concepts.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
May 18, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Torre successfully performed a basal joint arthroplasty on my left thumb back in 2010 which ultimately restored the use of my left hand and made a significant impact on my day to day life. I can't imagine what that problem would be like by now had I not chosen that procedure. Most recently, he is treating me for arthritis and tendonitis in my left wrist, and arthritis in the index and adjacent finger "knuckles" of my right hand. He always injects the areas skillfully, effectively and is a pleasant man who is not afflicted with the "doctor as god" syndrome - carefully explaining what is going on, and why. His door is always open to me. I appreciate that, being three hours away. I will continue to see Dr. Torre gladly and as needed. The guy knows hands!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Joseph Ball – Apr 23, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
I have a lot of experience with Dr. Torre; he has operated on my hands, fingers and wrists multiple times, always with excellent results. Although he is semi-retired and no longer performs surgery, Dr. Torre is still the only ortho I will consult on matters involving my hands. Most recently I consulted Dr. Torre concerning continuing pain and swelling of a finger injured in an automobile accident. After a few seconds perusing an X-ray of the hand, he showed me a fracture the medicos in the ER had missed. Beyond his surgical and diagnostic skills, I appreciate Dr. Torre’s unhurried, relaxed manner, his listening “skills,”and his ability to describe and explain things in language anyone can understand with a minimum of arcane medical jargon. He is authoritative and unpretentious at the same time, a melding of traits conducive to fostering a feeling of confidence in a patient while putting the patient at ease. To sum up, Dr. Torre is an excellent doctor with a manner to match.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Sam Putney – Feb 13, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr.Torre is caring and a very knowledgeable physician. I think very highly of him and his expertise.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Wirtz – Apr 01, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
L. Watson in Roanoke, VA – Mar 29, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Betty Smith in Roanoke, VA – Mar 01, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Rachel Hancock in DALEVILLE – Feb 12, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Beth in none – Jan 15, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
Excellent hand surgeon. Operated on hand for trigger finger--quick, fairly easy, and acceptable pain level. Professional, but pleasant patient relations.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Handbell Ringer in Roanoke, VA – Dec 21, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Brenda W. in Roanoke, – Nov 22, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
philip haymes – Aug 20, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
Blue Ridge Va – May 16, 2018
We are sorry to hear of this experience in our...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
Julie and Cheyenne banton – Apr 09, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
Feb 08, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
J in Blacksburg – Jan 23, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option3
Melissa – Jan 04, 2018
I truly apologize for your experience. A day of...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
Really great experience with Dr Torre. Very helpful in explaining things.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Kenneth Kyle Keyser in Covington – Dec 12, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr Torre has always been there for me when I needed orthopedic care. He is an excellent surgeon, and I highly recommend him.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Barbara Stone in Salem, VA – Oct 22, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Brian Torre, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Torre?

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Torre accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(540) 772-3530

Dr. Torre accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

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

Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre treats Hand Conditions more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 100% of their peers

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

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre treats Elbow Injuries more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Torre treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torre treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Torre treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Check Dr. Torre's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Torre's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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 Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of 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
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1986
Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University NC
Residency Hospital
1981
University NC
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • First Humanitarian Award, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Brian Torre, MD?

Does Dr. Brian Torre, MD offer telehealth services?

Is Dr. Brian Torre, MD accepting new patients?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Torre treats patients.

Learn more

Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)