Dr. David Piepgras, MD

Dr. David Piepgras, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
78 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Piepgras, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 48 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
more than 59% of peers
Brain Aneurysm
more than 54% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 46% of peers

Dr. Piepgras's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

21  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Fracture
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.


  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Mary Hitchcock Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Hennepin Co Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Mayo Grad School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Piepgras has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Piepgras' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Piepgras to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Piepgras' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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.
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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.
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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.
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