David Renton

David Renton, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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.

Highlights

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • 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

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Education and Training

Residency

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

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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
10/25/2006

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Reviews

129 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I appreciate that Dr. Renton provides clear information and takes the time to answer questions. He is efficient without being overly rushed.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018

Always caring

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Excellent - very informative.

Reviewed on Oct 07, 2018

set clear path to resolve my problem

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

great

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Good.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Renton was on time, explained all aspects of the procedures and was very efficient. Great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

good

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

Dr. Renton was great. He was quick to the point, helpful, knowledgeable, kind & did a great job making me feel comfortable & at ease.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

outstanding

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Renton has reported relationships with the companies or entities 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 614-293-8000.

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