David Renton

David Renton, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 69 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 28 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • General Surgery
  • Robotics
  • 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

Wound Care

in East Hospital
181 Taylor Ave. Columbus, OH 43203

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
Medical School
6/1/1997 - 6/30/2001

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
6/1/2002 - 6/23/2006

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

69 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 24, 2022

    Dr. Renton answered the many questions I had and he also put me at ease. I felt I was in capable hands.

  • Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

    He made a comment to ask if I was sure I wanted to get my tubes removed and not just tied even though this visit was not about that and that's between me and my OBGYN. I didn't appreciate that.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

    Very good & willing to listen.

  • Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

    He fit me in to fix a problem I was having and I am so grateful.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

    Very knowledgeable of my condition and made me feel confident he would be able to help me

  • Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

    Friendly, informative, didn't speak down to me.

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

    Kind explained things efficient

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

    He was funny and put me at ease. He didn't make me feel embarrassed and I felt really comfortable with him.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Renton has reported no relationships with companies or entities.