Dr. David Tenniswood, MD

Dr. David Tenniswood, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Tenniswood, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in general surgery.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tenniswood performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Tenniswood's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tenniswood "I strive to treat patients in the way that I would want to be treated. This means using the latest surgical techniques and the greatest personal care. Wherever possible I use minimally invasive techniques which minimize discomfort and maximize recovery. I believe that every person is uniquely created and deserves attention to their particular situation. With that in mind, I work to educate patients on their condition and the options for treating it."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

81  Conditions Treated


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129  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystotomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Ligation
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Stripping of Varicose Veins
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Wheaton College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Christian Leadership Award, Shepherd School of Ministry,
  • Achievement Medal, US Air Force,
  • Commendation Medal, US Air Force,
  • First Prize research poster, “Hind Limb Ischemia in Rats” Missouri Chapter, American College of Surgeons,
Media & Publications

Dr. Tenniswood has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tenniswood does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tenniswood and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

West Florida Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Tenniswood's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tenniswood to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Tenniswood's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Very skilled and knowledgeable. Great bedside manner. He checked on me every day sometimes twice. Excellent staff. I will not hesitate to use them again.
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Very pleased with Dr Tenniswood and his staff. Everyone very professional and willing to answer all questions. Surgery successful and post-op follow-up top notch.
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My first visit to Dr. T was great. Personable, professional, explanations were clearly given. I'm sure my future visits will be a great as my first one was.
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My son was admitted into West Florida for abdominal paid. Dr. Tenniswood was called in to evaluate him and made the decision to keep him overnight to keep a close eye on him. The following week, he was admitted back into West Florida and luckily, Dr.Tenniswood was called back to see him. The...more
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Dr Tenniswood was very friendly and compassionate with me. His exam was gentle and precise, and he took the time to answer all of my questions.
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