David Renton

David Renton, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5
  • 63 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 25 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

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My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002


University of Alabama at Birmingham, 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.

63 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 Oct 08, 2021

    My care provider and medical team were great! Dr. Renton and students really made me feel comfortable. The visit before, during & after surgery.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2021

    Very caring.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2021

    Dr. Renton listed to me and took extra time to answer questions I had not related to the reason for my visit.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

    Couldn't be nicer

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

    Took the time to explain every thing.

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2021

    Dr. Renton was professional, kind and thorough and explained things well. Overall, a very good experience.

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2021

    1st visit with Dr. Renton, he was funny, to the point and knowledgeable about what is best for me and my hernia. I really liked him! When or if I need hernia surgery! I'll return to Dr. Renton's office.

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

    Good experiences.

  • Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    Dr. Renton is the best doctor.

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Renton has reported no relationships with companies or entities.