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About Dr. Timothy A Garvey

Dr. Timothy A Garvey, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Garvey has received 7 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

37 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Timothy A Garvey is Great. Dr. Timothy A Garvey has been rated by 37 patients. From those 37 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Timothy A Garvey is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Twin Cities Spine Center

913 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Specialties

Dr. Timothy A Garvey has the following 2 specialties

  • Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Timothy A Garvey has the following 5 expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis

Board Certifications

Dr. Timothy A Garvey is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Dr. Timothy Garvey performed 3 very important surgeries on my neck since I had a broken neck. He was highly competent and skilled. I've recommended family and friends to him as I totally trust him. I found out today I need spinal surgery on my lower back now and Dr. Garvey is the only one I'll ever let operate on me.

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Dr. Garvey has helped me and my wife. She would have been in a wheelchair with out him. Diagnosed and repaired issues that took 15 hours for surgery. The VA diagnosed my neck pain incorrectly, Dr Garvey found the problem did the surgery and saved possible complications. The best

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Two Stars

Too agressive with surgery - very clinical

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One Star

Very disappointing and frustrating. Had all my records/scans with me and all my paperwork filled out and still waited 1/2 hour before being taken to exam room. After seeing 2 other people and and waiting almost 2 hours in between, Dr. Garvey finally came in and with another person and gave me less than 10 minutes of his time. He looked at my scans, asked a few questions, and told me what he thought. He didn't really explain my situation or answer my questions. He said I wasn't a candidate for surgery, which was good, but he didn't tell me what else I should do...just come back if the pain becomes so excruciating I can no longer live with it. He made me feel like I wasn't in enough pain to be seeing him, and I was wasting his time. He couldn't get out of the room fast enough. I can't speak to his intelligence or skill, but I thought his bedside manner was horrible. They warn you when you make the appointment that you should expect to be there around 2 hours. Why does that have to be the case? The whole check-in, exam, and results took about 25 minutes. Why do they feel it is ok to make people sit around for 2-1/2 hours? Would never recommend Dr. Garvey or this clinic. I would give 0 stars on these answers if it would let me.

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Five Stars

he's a wonderful Dr,who really cares about his patients. he did a 3 level fusion on my lumber spine L3,4,5 and s1 Thank you so much Dr.Garvey.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Timothy A Garvey accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota
    • BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
    • BCBS MN BluePrint
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthPartners - MN
    • HealthPartners MN CareChoices
    • HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
    • HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
    • HealthPartners Open Access
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Preferred One
    • Preferred One PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Medica Choice
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Twin Cities Spine Center, 913 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN
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