Dr. David Gesensway, MD
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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

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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."

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based on 14 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Gesensway's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
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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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."

Dr. Gesensway'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 Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Mn Med School
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Fellowship In Hand Surgery At University Of Minnesota Medical School

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement