Dr. David Kvam, MD

Dr. David Kvam, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 75

Neurosurgery

Dr. David Kvam, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hartford, CT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Midstate Medical Center and Hartford Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Neurosurgeons Central CT100 Retreat Ave Ste 705 Hartford, CT 06106
1
New Patient?
(860) 264-6631
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group399 Farmington Ave Ste 200 Farmington, CT 06032
2
New Patient?
(860) 264-6631

Practice

540 Saybrook Rd Ste 220 Middletown, CT 06457
3
New Patient?
(860) 264-6631

Hospital Highlight

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

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

More Neurosurgery Specialists at HHCH

Dr. Kvam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kvam

4.0

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
68.18181818181819%
(15)
4 Stars
9.090909090909092%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
22.727272727272727%
(5)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kvam
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
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.
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Suzanne B. – Jul 03, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kvam, MD?
Reply
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.
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 08, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kvam, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Debra T in Berlin, CT – Mar 01, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kvam, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
RICK in Westerly, RI – Dec 01, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kvam, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Bolton, CT – Sep 10, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kvam, MD?
Reply
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".
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Bethel, DE – Aug 25, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kvam, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
Helpful
Marjorie Kalinoski in New Britain, CT 06053 – Aug 05, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kvam, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kvam?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Kvam's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kvam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kvam treats Low Back Pain more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Kvam treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kvam performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Kvam performs this procedure more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Hide other areas of care
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kvam treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Kvam treats this condition more than 61% 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
Hide other areas of care

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)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
  • 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

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Kvam accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(860) 264-6631

Dr. Kvam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Biography

Dr. David Kvam, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hartford, CT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia U,...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

NY Neur Inst
Fellowship Hospital
St Lukes Hosp
Internship Hospital
1979
NY Neur Inst
Residency Hospital
1973
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School
1973
Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Call (860) 264-6631 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?

Dr. David Kvam, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kvam's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. David Kvam, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Kvam accepts your insurance.

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

Dr. Kvam frequently treats Low Back Pain, Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kvam treats.

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

Dr. Kvam's office is located at 100 Retreat Ave Ste 705, Hartford, CT 06106. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General Campus

New Britain, CT

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)