About David Dupree
“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” That’s how Dr. David Dupree—chief of surgery at Riverview Medical Center and a board-certified general surgeon—characterizes his approach toward medicine and patient relationships.
Dr. Dupree was the first in New Jersey to be accredited as a master surgeon in both robotic and hernia surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation. He and his associate, Dr. Michael Farr, specialize in advanced robotic hernia repairs, abdominal wall reconstruction, and gall bladder, colon, and appendix surgeries, along with smaller procedures such as the removal of tumors, lesions, and cysts.
One of the state’s busiest surgeons, Dr.Dupree has been in private practice for over ten years and performs more than 800 surgeries per year. He insists on handling every step of an operation personally, with meticulous focus on surgical details and pre- and post-operative patient care. Dr. Dupree takes care of his patients from start to finish. “I put their bandages on after surgery, and I take them off in the office,” he says.
Patients appreciate his down-to-earth personality as much as his surgical skill. “Saying that a doctor is great in the operating room but has no bedside manner doesn’t work anymore. You have to be approachable, build a rapport with your patients, gain their trust.”
Dr. Dupree has appeared as a medical expert on FOX, CBS, CNBC, The Doctors, and Inside Edition.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank; Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. MEDICAL TRAINING: Saba University School of Medicine, (MD); Monmouth Medical Center