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

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

Education History

Medical School

Louisiana State University School of Med in Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
MD
6/1/1997 - 6/30/2001

Internship

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002

Residency

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

6/1/2002 - 6/23/2006

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
10/25/2006

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

More About My Work

Reviews

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.

202 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

    Dr. seemed to know his business.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

    very caring

  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

    Most helpful/educational.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2020

    Very good talked pros & cons on surgery.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    Good! Very knowledgeable about my reason for seeing them.

  • Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

    Good! Opportunity to meet his medical students.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

    Dr. Renton was awesome. He is personable and spoke with at an ease that one seldom sees in doctors.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2020

    Explained things & provided answers.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

    Dr.Renton did a very good job explaining the situation.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

    Very good.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Renton has reported no relationships with companies or entities.