David Fromm, MD - Rapid City Medical Center

David Fromm, MD

David Fromm, MD

Dr. Fromm is a Rapid City native and comes from a family of local physicians. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he met his wife, with whom he now has three children—two sons and one daughter. He returned to South Dakota to attend medical school at the University of South Dakota and went to the University of Iowa for surgical training.

One of the things he enjoys most about surgery is performing minimally invasive procedures, including robotics, laparoscopic and some advanced endoscopic procedures. The advantages of minimally invasive techniques include faster patient recovery and fewer complications. He is especially interested in treating diseases of the esophagus, stomach and endocrine system using these techniques.

He is the Medical Director for the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, a division of Rapid City Medical Center that offers surgical and medical treatments to patients with metabolic syndrome or obesity. The goal of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute is not only to help patients achieve a slimmer physical appearance but to prevent and control health conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.

In addition to his practice at Rapid City Medical Center, he is heavily involved in leading the robotic surgery program at Rapid City Regional Hospital and is an associate professor for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the Rapid City campus.

He spends much of his free time with his family, supporting his children’s various sporting, musical and arts activities.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Surgery
  • Specialty

    General Surgery

Primary Location

Rapid City Medical Center Mt. Rushmore Road

2820 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City SD 57701

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Services Provided

  • General Surgery
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Vascular
  • Breast Cancer
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Upper GI
  • Biliary Disease
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Robotic Surgery
  • General Thoracic
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Biliary Strictures or Masses
  • Metastatic Liver Lesions
  • Hepatic Masses
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Medically Refractory GERD
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenal Masses & Cancer
  • Thyroid Masses & Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Splenectomy
  • Crohn’s Strictures
  • Anal Fissures or Fistulas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pleurodesis for Recurrent Effusion
  • Lung Wedge Biopsies
  • Mediastinal Biopsy
  • Breast Lesions
  • Melanoma Excision with Node Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Lipomas or Soft Tissue Masses
  • Retroperitoneal Masses
  • Varicose Veins
  • Carotid Stenosis