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 30 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

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Dr. Garvey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garvey treats Spine Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Garvey treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garvey treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Garvey treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garvey treats Spondylosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Garvey treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Garvey's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Temple Univ Sch Of Med in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Garvey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garvey

3.3

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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 fusion so now I cannot have another back surgery without yet another fusion, leaving me immobile. EVIL PERSON!
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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 me if I wanted more surgery. He kept inaccurate records by saying I was a drinker and smoker. I'm neither and was never asked. I WAS a runner. He always said my pain level was less than what I marked
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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 experiencing problems for 2+ years & had seen many doctors of varying specialties, none of which could locate from where these issues were coming. He's my hero - professional, patient, careful, brave, best.
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