Dr. David Galpern, MD

Dr. David Galpern, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  

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Dr. David Galpern, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Henrico, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in plastic surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, and more.Read his story

Comprehensive Hand Surgery

2819 N Parham Rd Ste 100

Henrico, VA 23294
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Flexcare Health Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Sterling Insurance
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Galpern

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 83% of peers
Trigger Finger
more than 65% of peers
Hand Conditions
more than 55% of peers

Dr. Galpern's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Galpern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Galpern "Dr. David W. Galpern is a Hand Surgeon serving the Richmond area for more than 10 years."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Galpern "Dr. David W. Galpern is a Hand Surgeon serving the Richmond area for more than 10 years. Dr. Galpern is experienced in Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Excision and Trigger Finger Release. He is a professional member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. David Galpern was also awarded the Patients' Choice Award, the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award."

3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Occupational Therapy

1  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

15  Conditions Treated

28  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Boston University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • State University of New York, College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New York Methodist Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute and Microsurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Galpern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galpern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galpern to family and friends
22 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Galpern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Good experience just would like him to be a little more understanding with his patience's situations and not put everybody in the same box.
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I had very good experience with in the office .Dr. Galpren was very concerned and made sure that he was providing me with the best medical solution .His staff is awesome and makes you feel special.He helped me get this issue resolved very quickly.I appreciate all that he did for me.
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Dr. Galpern and his staff took wonderful care of my finger amputation. His knowledge and surgical skills exceeded my expectations. I am absolutely trilled with the outcome.
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accurate diagnosis, commitment to patient and to plan of action for recovery leads to an important trust level between doctor and patient.
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Dr Galpern was wonderful! I had a pretty scary incident with a kitchen knife that landed me in the emergency room. He took the time on a Sunday afternoon to review pictures of my wound to determine the best path for care. The follow up visits were outstanding! He is so patient and encouraging -...more
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