Dr. David Piepgras, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 82

Neurosurgery

Dr. David Piepgras, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY / GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND ALLIED PROFESSIONS in 1974. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic - Rochester. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Piepgras, MD

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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Saved my life
22 years ago, I came to Mayo clinic with a very large AVM (arterial vascular malformation in the right hemisphere of my brain. I suffered from debilitating headaches almost all of my life. Thanks to Dr. Pinegrass's steadfast patience of an 18 hour surgery, he not only saved my life, but cured my headaches permanently. I owe my life to Dr. Piepgras.
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
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Nick Ryan - Rochester, MN – Sep 16, 2022
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...back in 2006...I was 43 yrs of age.."Choroid Plexus pappiloma"..and...You..Dr. Piepgras..changed my life. I am today here still!! ..and will always hold you dear!! May God Bless You!?? ????
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Tammy Barnhart – Apr 04, 2021
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November 17, 1993. My local doctor said that my left internal carotid needed repairing but he didn't have the skill and didn't know who did. However, he had seen a seminar of one of Mayo Clinic doctors performing a similar procedure. I was refered to Dr. Piepgras. The complete Mayo Clinic experience was very professional. I realized the doctors are on the cutting edge in their fields. In my opinion, Dr. Piepgras is at the top. Thank you Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2020
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Dr. Piepgras repaired my large brain aneurysm in 2009. I found him to be kind, caring, empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. I knew in his hands I'd be safe - and I was. He is the finest doctor I've ever seen.
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
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Erin S. in Fond du Lac, WI – Sep 26, 2018
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After reading previous reviews, I was not hopeful about a consult Dr. Piepgras. However, I found him to be friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. I would not hesitate to have a consult with him again if necessary.
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
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MS in Michigan – Apr 06, 2018
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I would NOT recommend this doctor to anyone. He is not caring and in fact made a point to be very rude. He laughed at me and said "Its all in your head." He would not make any recommendations or treatment options. VERY disappointed that Mayo clinic has this man on staff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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North Dakota – Apr 25, 2017
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I will never recommend this doctor to anyone! He was very uncompassionate and had no desire to help us. Made a point to tell us he was retired. Why is he seeing patients in need then?? We drove 9 hours for him to tell us it would be at least 2 weeks for him to try to do anything.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ft Wayne IN – Jul 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. David Piepgras, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from FAIRFIELD...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1974
Mayo Grad Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1974
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY / GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND ALLIED PROFESSIONS
Medical School
1970
Hennepin County Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1966
Mary Hitchcock Hosp
Internship Hospital
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What are Dr. David Piepgras, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Piepgras frequently treats Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Piepgras treats.

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

Dr. Piepgras' office is located at 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Piepgras' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piepgras treats Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Piepgras treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piepgras treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Piepgras treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piepgras treats Low Back Pain more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Piepgras treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Piepgras' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Dr. Piepgras accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
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Locations

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester - Neurology200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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