Dr. David Kvam, MD

Dr. David Kvam, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. David Kvam, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1973 and specializes in neurosurgery.

100 Retreat Ave Ste 705

Hartford, CT 06106

Contact Information

(860) 278-0070

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Low Back Pain
more than 86% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 76% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 72% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • St Lukes Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Ny Neur Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Ny Neur Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. David Kvam, MD
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Marjorie Kalinoski in New Britain, CT 06053 – Aug 05, 2016
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