Dr. David J. Gerlach, MD

Dr. David J. Gerlach, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 41 years old

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David J. Gerlach, MD, a Minnesota native, is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon. He specializes in conditions of...Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Big Lake, MN |
I found Dr. Gerlach to be personable and professional. Although I waited about 20-30 minutes past my appointment time to see him, he was not rushed with me and took time to listen to my concerns and was able to inject my painful wrists that day. I didn't hesitate to make another appointment with him for surgery. Now my wrists are back to normal! Yay! I do agree that his care coordinator is a rude in her tone and isn't prompt in returning calls, however the office staff is very nice.
Minneapolis, MN |
Dr. Gerlach thoroughly explained my procedures and expected recovery. He has a great sense of humor and is genuinely concerned about his patients.
in Anoka, MN |
Dr Gerlach did extensive nerve and tendon repair to my hand. I am so grateful to Dr. Gerlach for his care, compassion and expertise as a surgeon. I am making a remarkable recovery because of his abilities as a wonderful surgeon. I will be forever grateful to him. Thank you Dr. G
in Nowthen |
Really nice team and great doctor,I came in for an evaluation with a finger laceration, and he was able to do the surgery same day! Would recommend to anyone Nadia Vlasyuk
Sioux Falls, SD |
Dr. Gerlach replaced both my thumb joints. I was sent to him by another surgeon because of how hard it was. One year later, both my thumb are pain free and I'm back to fishing and hunting without pain. Dr. Gerlach and his staff are awesome and I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Dr. G! THE BEST!
He is arrogant man with terrible bedside manor. Hes always late and i dont mean a little behind..i mean 45-1hr min. Hes does not explain things very well. No post op instructions given. His care coordinator is just as bad. Rude. I wiuld never recommend him or that clinic
in Minneapolis, MN |
Dr. Gerlach's work is exceptional. He is very detail oriented. He will not rush a surgery and will take his time until it is perfected. Highly technical and skilled with his knowledge of the hands and arms. Great communication and follow up. We followed his directions with two surgery's in our family and everything went well. He's surrounded himself with a great team of friendly professionals that are highly educated. We know that he recommended the best course of action for a great outcome.
Absolutely horrible. An arrogant man who does NOT listen to his patients. I received very little in terms of aftercare instructions, and his nurse and coordinator are disrespectful and rude. I will never return to TCO, and I would not recommend this clinic to anyone.
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Dr. Gerlach says...

David J. Gerlach, MD, a Minnesota native, is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon. He specializes in conditions of the hand and upper extremities, as well as microsurgery and surgical conditions of the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm.

Dr. Gerlach's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

    What is medical malpractice
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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

    Graduated in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Fellowship in Hand Surgery at University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement