Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD

Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD

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Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Temple Univ Sch Of Med in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

913 E 26th St Ste 600

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Information

(612) 775-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Garvey performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Garvey'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.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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12  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.

Education

  • Temple Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • George Washington University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • George Washington University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garvey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garvey's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garvey to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Garvey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Meeting with him he did not take the time to get to know me. Not kind. Made a formal complaint. Would not go back to him. Would not recommend him.
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This Character has an ego much larger than his talent! He had an MRI to follow that told Dr. GOD to do four things. In 2012, he did two and said that he didn't think the other nerves that were pinched were worth bothering with. He left me a chronic pain patient and made jokes about it! He did a...more
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My L5/S1 discectomy was a complete failure. I did not get any feeling back in my leg and have more pain in more places. I believe more nerve damage happened during surgery because now I have pain on the bottom of my foot ending my ability to run or even walk more than 200 ft. He responded by asking...more
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This Doctor is incredibly skilled - I've trusted him with my mobility and quality of life and have not been disappointed.
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I didn't see Dr. Garvey at his current location. I saw him in 2005-2006 at another MPLS clinic. Due to a genetic bone disorder, I have been seeing orthopedics my entire 50 years. It is important to me to share my experience with Dr. Garvey because he made such a positive impact on me. I was...more
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