Dr. David Gelber, MD

Dr. David Gelber, MD

Critical Care SurgeryMaleAge 63

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(713) 944-2240

Dr. David Gelber, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Pasadena, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast and HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gelber to book an appointment.

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General Surgeons of Pasadena

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(713) 944-2240
East Houston Orthopedics3801 Vista Rd Pasadena, TX 77504
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Dr. Gelber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gelber

4.9

Based on 26 ratings

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  • Appointment scheduling (23)
What could be improved
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Appointments are convenient and readily available. Dr Gelber is always prompt and does an excellent job. He is very thorough and provides exceptional care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Christi Smoot – Jul 20, 2020
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Very pleasant everyone was professional at their jobs no waiting very efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Swilley – Jun 17, 2020
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Office staff super friendly and extra efficient. I very much appreciate Dr. Gelber’s calm manner and soft spokenness. It put me right at ease in a critical situation.
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Phyllis Carver – Jun 10, 2020
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Hernia Correction Surgery, which by the way was less painful than I expected.
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David C Clancy – May 17, 2020
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I appreciated that the staff took such care of me and answering my questions. Anna was very comforting about my health concerns before seeing Dr. Gelber. Dr. Gelber answered my questions and gave me an update on what I should and shouldn't do to aid in my surgery recovery.
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Judith Smith – Apr 26, 2020
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Dr.Gelber made amazing surgery for me to save my life. I very grateful to him. I feel better daily and hope very soon will be recover completely.
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Jan 26, 2020
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Dr. David Gelber has performed two surgeries on me. The outcome from each surgery could not have been better. He is an excellent surgeon with magic hands. I am very pleased that he was there when I needed my surgeries.
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Samuel Norwood in Houston , TX – Apr 09, 2019
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Walked in, didn't have appointment. Came up from the Walk in Clinic..
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Apr 07, 2019
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Absolutely wonderful surgeon, listened to our concerns, educated us on options, supported our decisions, smooth and easy from start to finish.
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Chase White in Pasadena – Mar 15, 2019
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A good listener, shows personal concern for your health issues. Soft spoken, not an alarmist, just states the actual facts of the situation. Previous surgery in 2014 saved my life.
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Nelda Sullivan in Pasadena, TX – Mar 07, 2019
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Dr. Gelber has provided excellent surgical care. My first cancer surgery was in 2009. My outcome was good and maybe that is why my regard for Dr. Gelber's professionalism and surgical expertise was so high. At any rate, I was once again diagnosed with cancer in 2018. A new primary invasive cancer in my right breast. When asked if I knew a surgeon, my first thought was of my wonderful care from Dr. Gelber. He has not lost his charm. Surgery October 4 and all went well. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Lawson in TX – Oct 05, 2018
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Have had some medical issues in the past year and Dr. Gelber and staff have been very helpful and compassionate during my surgeries. Always sharing the procedures with detail and confidence. Would recommend him for all your surgical procedures. Great Doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Glen Wright in La Porte – Sep 03, 2018
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Dr. Gelber has a relaxed yet confident manner which help me feel relaxed and confident. Two days post hernia surgery I feel great with minimal discomfort. Would I recommend Dr. Gelber? Of course.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tinker Cox in Deer Park, TX – Jun 24, 2018
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Went in for an inguinal hernia repair and Dr. Gelber did a great job of making me feel like it was no big deal. He doesn't waste a lot of time on small talk but gets right to the issues which I appreciated. He's a very competent surgeon and did a great job on mine. The staff was friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend him for any general surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dennis Saint in , TX – May 13, 2018
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Dr Gelber takes care of my needs without hesitation. Very nice but quiet. The staff in the office are friendly .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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kathy shores in Pasadena – Apr 15, 2018
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Good Patient care. No wait in line. Friendly employees. Knowledgeable physician.
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Feb 24, 2018
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I've used the doctor several times good results every time
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Mark Holland in Pasadena – Nov 21, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gelber's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Gelber accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
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Cigna PPO
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Humana
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Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. David Gelber, M.D., is a board certified general surgeon with General Surgeons of Pasadena. Dr. Gelber did...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Trauma Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Nassau County Med Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Baylor University Med Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. David Gelber, MD?

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Does Dr. David Gelber, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gelber has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. David Gelber, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. David Gelber, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gelber frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones, and Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gelber treats.

Where is Dr. David Gelber, MD's office located?

Dr. Gelber's office is located at 3801 Vista Rd, Pasadena, TX 77504. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. David Gelber, MD speak?

Dr. Gelber speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gelber is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast

Pasadena, TX

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake

Webster, TX

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

6 Awards Received

CHI St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center - Pasadena, TX

Pasadena, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average