Dr. David Gerlach, MD

Dr. David Gerlach, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. David Gerlach, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Elk River, MN and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

290 Main St NW

Elk River, MN 55330

Contact Information

(763) 441-0298

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
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Top Care Areas


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 88% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 85% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Gerlach's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gerlach "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."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Gerlach does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery at University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gerlach has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gerlach has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gerlach's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerlach to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Gerlach's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr. Gerlach and his staff were the best! My thumb was nearly cut off by a table saw, and was only hanging on by a piece of skin. Dr. Gerlach fixed my thumb that same night during 6 hours of surgery!! I went from almost having no thumb to having a thumb that's almost normal. Dr. Gerlach was kind...more
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He was great got In for a X-ray one day at maple grove and surgery the next day he was a amazing doctor he makes you feel like your more then just another patient 5 stars for me
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This guy slices and dices without proper testing to see if it's even necessary. He is too busy giggling and talking to co-workers to answer questions. Told me to return to work less than 2 weeks after surgery and that it is up to my job whether I have restrictions or not. What??? Now with another...more
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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...more
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Dr. Gerlach thoroughly explained my procedures and expected recovery. He has a great sense of humor and is genuinely concerned about his patients.
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