Dr. David Retterbush, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. David Retterbush, MD
Dr. David Retterbush, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Valdosta, GA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Retterbush is affiliated with South Georgia Medical Center.

403 Cowart Ave

Valdosta, GA 31602

Contact Information

(229) 244-0034

Dr. David Retterbush, MD

Dr. David Retterbush, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Retterbush's Experience

Dr. Retterbush's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Louisville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Louisville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Retterbush has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Retterbush's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Retterbush to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Retterbush's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Clarkston, GA |
I love Dr. Retterbush. I have not had any problem since my surgery. I would recommend him to my family and friends for sure. Carrol Lewis
in Valdosta,ga |
I never go to the doctors. I had a hernia for over 15 years i just wish now i would have went sooner. His staff is very kind and he is caring and understanding hands down. This guy KNOWS what to do.
in Valdosta Georgia |
Dr. Retterbush saved my dad's life. After previously working in the operating room for four years working with countless General surgeons I know how great of a Doctor this man is. Words can not express my gratitude for him and his attention to defail and care for his patients. He noticed things the family and not nurses hadn't and did not give up on my dad. He's a hero.
Salem, AL |
I was having issues while he was on vacation and he took the time to find a solution for me.
in Valdosta, GA |
Dr. Retterbush doe so not take into consideration the patient's quality of life, all he cares about is getting you to return to the office over an over so he can milk you and your insurance company. We waited in the exam room for over an hour for him to come in. He has the opinion that he knows more than any other medical professional, and will not concider doing what they or the patient need or want. I would not take a dog I hated to this man. He had my mother in tears telling her to suck it up
Sparks |
Dr Retterbush and assistant was nice and friendly but the two ladies up front that checks you in and out is rude especially the lady with last name Moore she was very rude. It was uncalled for to talk to me and my daughter the way they did.
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Dr. Retterbush accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Retterbush has admitting privileges

South Georgia Medical Center
2501 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31602
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