This practice is built on three pillars: The highest level of expertise and clinical care, compassionate care, and integrity.

Our Mission Is To Provide The Best Surgical Care In Central Virginia


Our Surgeons

Dr. Chu

Anson K. Chu, DPM, is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon serving patients in Richmond, Virginia, at Richmond Orthopedic Institute. He has a strong interest in foot and ankle arthritis, fractures, sports injuries, and regenerative medicine.

Patient care is of the utmost importance to Dr. Chu. He is committed to finding the best treatment plan suited for each patient and exhausting all conservative measures before surgical intervention. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest foot and ankle research in order to find the best approach to fit the lifestyle goals of his patients.

Dr. Galpern

David Galpern, MD, takes pride in providing the best experience and optimal results to his patients at Comprehensive Hand Surgery Center in the West End of Richmond, Virginia. Conveniently located near Interstate 64 (Exit 183-Parham Road) for patients in the Tidewater or Piedmont areas, as well as those from Fredericksburg to South Hill, Comprehensive Hand Surgery Center offers a full suite of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for individuals throughout the greater Richmond area, including the West End, North Side, South Side, and East End.

Dr. Galpern specializes in diagnostic care and treatment of issues affecting the hands, wrists, and arms, including arthritis, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, ganglions, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), paronychia, fractures, and sports-related injuries such as tennis elbow. His office also has X-ray and fluoroscopy facilities on-site.

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We offer a full suite of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for individuals throughout the greater Richmond area.
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Issues We Can Address

Ankle Arthritis

Ankle arthritis can be broken down into three major types: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Post-traumatic arthritis with various symptoms that can be associated. There are surgical options including ankle replacement, ankle fusion and ankle scope.

Common Foot Problems

The foot is a complex structure that carries the weight of your entire body. Thus, foot pain is common and can arise from a number of problems. It is important to differentiate the underlying causes so that the appropriate treatment can be initiated.

Wokers Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Workers’ compensation is insurance that gives you medical care and financial compensation for injuries that occur while on the job or in the course of duties related to your job.

Wokers Compensation

Total Ankle Replacement Specialist

Total ankle replacement surgery involves the replacement of a severely damaged ankle joint using artificial components (the implants).

Total Ankel Raplacement

Heel Pain Specialist

There are many reasons for heel pain, the most common being plantar fasciitis.

Heel Pain

Bunions And Hammertoes Specialist

Bunions, or Hallux Valgus, is a deformity of the big toe joint. The hallux, or big toe, starts to drift laterally and causes the joint to be inflamed and painful.

Foot Deformities

A foot deformity is an irregularity in the shape or structure of your foot. Foot deformities sometimes (but not always) affect the appearance of the feet.

Foot deformities

Insurance Accepted

For your convenience, Richmond Orthopedic Institute accepts most major insurance plans. Call the office today to verify your plan!

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Richmond Orthopedic Institute always appreciates feedback from our valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 75 reviews with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

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The dedicated staff at Richmond Orthopedic Institute are committed to providing patient-centered care. This means our doctors and staff are compassionate and patient and place the care, experience, and satisfaction of our patients first.

Be assured that Dr. Galpern and Dr. Chu are here to help. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and discover the difference an experienced and qualified surgeon can make in your surgery and recovery.

Richmond Orthopedic Institute
Phone(804) 506-3050
2819 North Parham Road Richmond Suite 100, VA 23294 Get Directions