Dr. Elkin Galvis, MD

Dr. Elkin Galvis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Elkin Galvis, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Louisville, KY. He graduated from San Juan De Dios U Nacional De Colombia in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

225 Abraham Flexner Way Ste 700

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 561-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 92% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Galvis'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.

Dr. Galvis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Galvis "Dr. Galvis was born in Bogota, Colombia. He graduated from the National University School of Medicine in 1999. He then joined the Colombian Air Force where he worked three years in active duty as a medical commissioner officer. After honorable discharge, he began his residency in Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, and graduated from Javeriana University School of Medicine in 2008. In 2011, he completed a one-year fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky. He then continued as a Senior Fellow until June of 2013. In July of 2013, Dr. Galvis joined Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center as staff, and was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Hand Surgery."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Galvis "In Kleinert and Kutz Hand center we offer compassionate care for our patients, My focus is the patient as individual,  tailoring the treatment the different needs and situations."

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Galvis does not have any board certifications listed.

33  Conditions Treated


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24  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • San Juan De Dios U Nacional De Colombia
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • San Juan De Dios U Nacional De Colombia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Universidad Javeriana
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Christine Kleinert Hand Sur
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Christine Kleinert Inst For Hand/Microvasc Surg
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Galvis has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Galvis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galvis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galvis to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Galvis' 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
Dr. Galvis Says:

Thank you so  much for your review and the confidence. Me and My team will continue working everyday to help our patients


Patient Comments (1)

This man is top notch they don't come any better
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