David Renton

David Renton, MD

  • General Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-3230

About Me

My expertise in minimally invasive surgery and other procedures offers many benefits for my patients. I specialize in laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including foregut (esophagus and stomach), hernia and biliary disease.

I know that each patient is an individual with different needs and problems. By treating each one on a case-by-case basis, I help them to get through whatever difficulty they have that needs surgical attention.

Education is important to me. I like my patients to be as educated as possible about their disease process. This can be as simple as explaining to them what is wrong and how we fix it, or as detailed as watching videos about how their surgery is performed. This, too, is tailored on a case-by-case basis.

I enjoy the team mentality that we have here at Ohio State. Everyone is working for the betterment of the patient, and that really helps me to take better care of people.

When I'm not working, I take time to relax with my family, read and enjoy the outdoors.


  • Resident Teaching Award 2013
  • Creator of the Ohio State iBook Surgical Video Atlas
  • Director of Surgical Simulation

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • General Surgery
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystitis, Acute
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Colonoscopy
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Lipoma
  • Appendicitis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Louisiana State University School of Med in Shreveport


General Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham
6/1/2002 - 6/23/2006

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Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery


80 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.6
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Very confident in Dr. Renton to repair my sports hernia injury.

Reviewed on Jan 06, 2018

Very helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2017

knowledgeable, thorough, friendly

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Doctor very FAST w/information.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2017

Excellent care. Smiling, confident, professional and exuded knowledge and competence.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2017

He was very reassuring.

Reviewed on Oct 09, 2017

All Good

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Renton has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • Medtronic