About David Dupree
People dont care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Thats 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 specializes 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. His partner, Dr. Philip George, specializes in minimally invasive weight loss and bariatric surgeries.
One of the states busiest surgeons, Dr. Dupree has been in private practice for 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. I take care of my patients from start to finish, 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 doesnt work anymore, he says 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, Long Branch (residency).