Dr. David Kvam, MD

Dr. David Kvam, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 73

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Telehealth services available

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(203) 295-0161

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Dr. David Kvam, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Middletown, CT and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hartford Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kvam to book an appointment.

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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(203) 295-0161
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group540 Saybrook Rd Middletown, CT 06457
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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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(203) 295-0161
Neurosurgeons Central CT100 Retreat Ave Ste 705 Hartford, CT 06106
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Kvam is affiliated with Midstate Medical Center Meriden, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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Dr. David Kwam performed my Anterior Cervical Dissection and Fusion (ACDF) surgery at C 6-7 on September 21, 2018. (I had originally been diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon, but I elected to go with a neurosurgeon for such a potentially delicate and tricky surgery instead and chose Dr. Kwam after consulting with four other surgeons.) I work in a Hazardous Duty job and they told me to plan on being on for three months, to be safe. However, everything healed so quickly and so well that I was back to work one month to the day after my surgery. After a couple months of lingering neuropathic sensations, everything subsided. I've been 100% since the start of the new year. Highly recommend Dr. Kwam and his team at Neurosurgeons of Central CT.
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Suzanne B. – Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Kvam operated on my significant other after he attempted suicide and shot shot a nail into his head with a nail gun. Dr. Kvam is a very kind and compassionate soul. If I could give him 10 stars I would. My significant other is doing well thanks to the skills of this doctor.
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I have had cervical spine (C4-C5) and lumbar spine (L5-S1) surgeries performed by Dr. Kvam. He is a very compassionate and well respected medical provider. I would recommend him highly.
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Debra T in Berlin, CT – Mar 01, 2017
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Great Doctor who is kind after almost 11 years after Yale said I had a brain tumor. Still here, and the "brain tumor" may still not be one. To think that Yale wanted to do surgery. Thank God I found Dr. Kvam! Straight shooter and I appreciate that.
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RICK in Westerly, RI – Dec 01, 2016
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Dr. Kvam gave reassurance of 97 % recovery for a loved one for brain tumor surgery. However during surgery a Main Artery that feeds the brain was severed by this Dr. and a major bleed proceeded. This caused permanent brain damage and she would need to be on life support the rest of her life with no hope of recovery. The family call was to take her off life support as this was the most humane way to end her life. Dr. Kvam chose to take the weekend off and let his partner explain this prognosis.
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Bolton, CT – Sep 10, 2016
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Dr. Kvam operated and removed a very large brain tumor from me in 2009. He was incredibly skilled as it was a difficult removal. His assistant, Mr. Dawson was meticulous in his preparation and follow up also. Dr. Kvam was at all times compassionate, caring, and available. He communicated with my husband every morning after surgery, which was wonderful. He follows up with me as needed and I continue to do well. No disrespect but in my opinion he is close to "walking on water".
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Bethel, DE – Aug 25, 2016
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I would not recommend Dr. Kvam to anyone. I went in with great pain in my back and in my leg. My back has been bad for many years and I tried everything prior to this appointment. My leg hurts so much I can't sleep at night. He told me I had no pinched nerve. He also said I would just have to live with my pain forever and that was sad. He didn't even give me any other possibility of what it could be to cause so much radiating pain in my leg. I felt like I had no hope left at all.
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Marjorie Kalinoski in New Britain, CT 06053 – Aug 05, 2016
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Dr. Kvam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kvam treats Low Back Pain more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Kvam treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kvam treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Kvam treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Meningiomas
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kvam treats Meningiomas more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Kvam treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma

Dr. Kvam's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Kvam, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Middletown, CT and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
NY Neur Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1979
NY Neur Inst
Residency Hospital
1974
St Lukes Hosp
Internship Hospital
1973
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Call (203) 295-0161 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (860) 278-0070 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. David Kvam, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. David Kvam, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Kvam frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Meningiomas. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kvam treats.

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

Dr. Kvam's office is located at 540 Saybrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus

New Britain, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Middlesex Hospital

Middletown, CT

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received