Dr. David Sowa, MD

Dr. David Sowa, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. David Sowa, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Newark, DE and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.

4051 Ogletown Rd Ste 103

Newark, DE 19713

Contact Information

(302) 322-3400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sowa "As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, with advanced certification in surgery of the hand, I focus on the evaluation and treatment of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder problems. I trained at the Johns Hopkins University, where I completed my undergraduate degree, my medical degree, and an orthopaedic surgery residency. Upon completion of my hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in 1987, I returned to the First State--my home state--to serve my community."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

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32  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp/Univ
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • The Curtis National Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sowa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sowa's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sowa to family and friends
50 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Sowa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

All business but reassuring. Surgery went very well and just as explained. I would recommend Dr. Sowa to anyone.
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I just left Dr. Sowa's office and am always amazed at the efficiency!!! I have seen Dr. Sowa numerous times for various issues and have never waited, he is always on time, he truly values his patients time, and because of that, if ever he has an emergency and I have to wait a bit, that would not...more
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Dr. Sowa has been my orthopedic surgeon for over 10 years. He has performed numerous procedures with the utmost care and each healed with no further problems. He is always on time for appointments and always has a clear path to correct any issues; so much so that I travel back to Delaware even...more
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Dr. Sowa is truly dedicated to the needs of his patients. He and his staff are always kind, informative, and prepared to go above and beyond to ensure the best medical care is provided. I have been a patient of Dr. Sowa for several years, presenting him with occasional complex hand, wrist, and...more
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Dr. Sowa has very polite, friendly and remembered me from several years ago. He was easy to understand and explain what needed to be done and follow up if needed
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