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David Urquia, MD

out of 5
94 Ratings




Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Orthopaedic Surgery


Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine


Duke University School of Medicine


Duke University School of Medicine


Offering knowledge and empathy to adults with spine conditions.

David Urquia, M.D. has more than three decades of experience in treating adult spinal conditions with both surgical and non-surgical approaches. He has special interest in conditions of the cervical spine — those seven stacked bones, C1 through C7, in the neck.

“My approach is very technical and fact-driven. As a surgeon, you have to be extremely prepared and organized when evaluating patients and planning for surgery,” he says. His field requires a high level of clinical and technical knowledge, while also staying abreast of emerging technologies and new treatments. “The complex nature of spine and neurological conditions is very challenging, and rewarding when mastered. I want patients to feel that I am honest, thorough, and very definitive in decision-making and my recommendations. While patients need a thorough diagnostic work up, they also need empathy.”

In addition to his role at VCU Health as a spine surgeon, Dr. Urquia is a professor in the VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at VCU School of Medicine, training the next generation of orthopaedic and spine surgeons.

Advice to patients: “Be aware that most spinal conditions and spinal pain are strongly influenced by correctible lifestyle issues, so improvement in overall health issues very important if we have any chance of a successful spine treatment plan or surgery.”


Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Ratings & Reviews

Dr. Urquia was very knowledgeable & caring.
June 2021
Dr. Urquia is the man! Fixed my back! 5 star!
January 2021
This provider has been degrading, not listening and has given glaze information or omission of information about my tests results or issues at hand. I will never recommend him to anyone
January 2021
Very professional, concerned.
October 2020
Great experience!
August 2020