Dr. David Gesensway, MD

Dr. David Gesensway, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Gesensway, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Edina, MN. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read his story

4010 W 65th St

Edina, MN 55435

Contact Information

(952) 456-7000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 87% of peers
Elbow Injuries
more than 84% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Gesensway's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gesensway "David Gesensway, MD, specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the hand, wrist and elbow. Special areas of clinical and research interest include distal radius wrist fractures and tendon transfer surgery for tetraplegia. "I enjoy teaching. When patients understand all aspects of their care they become active participants in their recovery and have better outcomes. My team of certified hand therapists, certified physician assistants and orthopedic assistants greatly help patients through this often difficult process.""


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Mn Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery at University of Minnesota Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gesensway has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gesensway's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gesensway to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Gesensway's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Edina, MN |
I didn't think anything could be done about my crippled hands but a joint replacement on my right ring finger made a big difference! I am pleased with the result and grateful for Dr. Gesensway's expertise. I was treated very well....by Dr. G., Laurie, everyone who assisted during surgery, and during all appointments, and front desk assistance (checking in, making appointments, etc.). Thanks, everyone! Marilyn Lewis
in Montrose, MN |
Absolutely the best in the business.
Minneapolis, MN |
Dr Gesensway is in the wrong profession, He maybe should have become a comedian since he thought the the serious and permanent injuries I have are so funny to him. Dr Gesensway would not be able to do his job as a physician with my hand/wrist. That would be his livelihood! I will not return. I prefer my physicians to have some sense of professionalism and empathy, at least while they are face to face with a paying patient.
in Plymouth, MN |
Dr. Gesensway diagnosed my problem at my first visit with him and ultimately performed surgery. He did an excellent job and in addition is personally funny and engaging. He was also kind and attentive to my medical issue.
Arrogant, worst physician I have ever seen....waste of time and money. Made a decision before examination.
in Edina, MN |
Dr Gesensway successfully operated on my broken hand. The experience was excellent. He gave me options. He explained clearly what he was going to happened and why. The follow-up was great. The scar is almost invisible. I have no hesitation recommending his services.
Minneapolis, MN |
I had a terrible experience with Gesensway. I saw him on an urgent basis, feeling nauseated and feverish after I had had surgery a few weeks prior by one of his colleagues. He was arrogant and cocky telling me my nausea and fever were in my own head. He was extremely unprofessional. He proceeded to MISDIAGNOSE my INFECTION, calling it inflammation. Two days later my incision was running a river of pus followed by urgent surgery the next day to cleanse the infection. An Idiot with an attitude
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Dr. Gesensway accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • PreferredOne
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Gesensway has admitting privileges

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave S
Edina, MN 55435
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