Dr. Robert Galpin, MD

Dr. Robert Galpin, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(30)
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Dr. Robert Galpin, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Amherst, NY. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Galpin is affiliated with Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital.

4949 Harlem Rd

Amherst, NY 14226

Contact Information

(716) 204-3200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • 7 More

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Spine Deformities
very high
more than 98% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Galpin "UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Commitment to Excellence:

We will improve lives through compassionate care for those with musculoskeletal conditions; innovative research to discover, develop and deliver treatment; and collaborative education of the community and the orthopaedic physicians of tomorrow.

We will treat everyone with integrity, kindness, respect and confidentiality.

Every member of our organization shares this commitment."

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • University Of Western Ontario
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Western Ontario School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Western Ontatio-Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Harbor View Medical Center-Ao Traumatology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Crippled Children-Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Galpin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galpin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galpin to family and friends
2.1
based on 30 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Galpin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Pittsburgh, PA |
You would think at his age and time spent as a pediatric doctor this his patient bedside manner would be astounding. Well it is by far the worst I've ever been around. Show some compassion for your patients and remember they are CHILDREN!!! unreal.
Lancaster, NY |
Beyond arrogant. The first appointment we waited 4 hours and never saw Dr. Galpin, just a resident, even though we specifically requested to consult with him. (My son had a broken arm; a determination if surgery was needed to pin the bone.) The second visit we finally met him; zombies from the walking dead have more manners. My son raised his hand to ask Dr. Galpin a question and he would not acknowledge him! Pompous and ill mannered bedside manner.
in Buffalo, NY |
My daughter has seen Dr. Galpin a few times over the last year for an ankle injury. We both find him to be extremely rude & speak to you in a condescending way. It appears that he has very little time/patience for you. As you speak to him, he slowly inches toward the door. Should the need arise for my daughter to see an orthopedic doc again, I will definitely be looking for another that is more concerned with her rather than trying to run from the exam room.
in Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Galpin is the Best Surgeon. My boys have both seen him. I TRUST his judgement completely. He is through, highly component, and very well respected among the other orthopedic surgeons around the country. Dr. Galpin is "THE" orthopedic surgeon who evaluates, diagnoses, stabilizes and manage patients with traumatic injuries. He manages the difficult cases at Children's Hospital. He also specializes in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity as in the case of my sons.
in Buffalo, NY |
Took my 7 year old here as recommended by her physical therapist. We sat in the waiting room over 2 hours before being taken in to be seen. Office staffed seemed pleasant.
Olean, NY |
He is hands down the nastiest doctor I have ever met. He is down right rude to both my son and I. We will not answer any questions and acts as if you are inconveniencing him.
Buffalo, NY |
While Dr. Galpin knew what he was doing, he was easily one of the most impolite doctors I've ever gone to. The day I got my cast removed, after 2 previous visits he had no idea who I was and why I was there. Not only was he rude to me but to his staff as well. Im not really sure why he's working with kids as it seems comforting is not his strong suit. Dr. Galpin was my inspiration to do my rehab exercises and try as hard as I could at physical therapy just so I wouldn't have to revisit him.
in Niagara Falls, NY |
I was send to UB orthopedics and saw Dr. Galpin for my daughter who had a elbow injury. We had x-rays taken at one of there other locations but they could not get access to them ????? The Dr was very rude and acted like he could not be bothered with us , I would not recommend him at all .. Extremely rude .
Buffalo, NY |
He was recommended to me by the pediatrician, and we got an immediate appointment with him. However, I would not recommend him at all. He was rude, would not listen to what my 16 year old daughter was saying, and told me to sit down when I was trying to view the X-ray as he was explaining the results. We will not even go back to him for the follow up appointment. I will go to back to Northtown Orthopedics, Dr Peter Gambacorta,who is excellent, very professional and listens to his patients.
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Dr. Galpin accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Fidelis Care
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Meritain Health
  • NovaNet
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Galpin has admitting privileges

Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital
100 High St
Buffalo, NY 14203
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Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant St
Buffalo, NY 14222
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