Dr. David Terris, MD

Dr. David Terris, MD

Endocrine SurgeryMaleAge 58

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Terris, MD is a Endocrine Surgery Specialist in Augusta, GA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Duke University medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Augusta University Medical Center and Aiken Regional Medical Centers. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Terris to book an appointment.

Locations

Augusta University Medical Office Building

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(706) 223-1493
Augusta University Medical Office Building1447 Harper St Augusta, GA 30912
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Au Medical Center Clinics1447 Harper St Augusta, GA 30912
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  • Explained conditions well (28)
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  • Long wait times (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Dr. Terris is simply amazing. He made me feel at ease from the first time I met him. He is so kind, caring, and compassionate, in addition to being an excellent surgeon. He explained the parathyroid surgery and answered all my questions. He called me the night of my surgery to check on me and talk to me about what had gone on during my surgery. I needed him a few times during my recovery and he responded personally to my text messages within 15 minutes. He even called me with the biopsy results. He is truly an amazing person. I would highly recommend him and his team for any issues with your parathyroid. You will not be disappointed. Wonderful experience.
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Roxanne Martin – May 09, 2020
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Dr. Terris is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery. In spite of his position as the Surgical Director of the Augusta University Thyroid/Parathyroid Center, Dr. Terris personally called me to discuss my surgery and concerns several months in advance of the surgery date. On the day prior to the surgery, he met with me and throughly explained the procedure. The day of the surgery, he met with me again regarding the procedure and to address any concerns. Dr Terris has a good bedside manner and gave me the confidence that I would have a good outcome. My post surgery has exceeded my expectations. My pain is minimal, and I am able to eat soft food. I highly recommend Dr. Terris!
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Pat Bailey – Nov 09, 2019
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Dr. Terris is by far one of the best physicians I have ever encountered. He is very thorough in the explanation of the procedure and risks. On the day of surgery his bedside manner and total care for me as a patient was phenomenal! He even called to check on me that evening. He and his staff at Augusta University are the best.
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K. Hall – Apr 01, 2019
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There are no words to express how wonderful Dr. Terris and his team are. My parathyroid surgery was completely uneventful thanks to this wonderful man. All my appointments were handled with grace and ease and I have never encountered such a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I will remain forever grateful to Dr. Terris for taking me on. I did my research and knew in advance he was the best. My experience confirmed that, 100%.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Grateful Patient in Aiken, SC – Jun 07, 2018
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Awesome Doctor! I was 39 and never had any kind of surgery before. After discover of a 3.5 cm nodule on my thyroid , I was scared to death until I found Dr Terris online. His office staff is great. Phone calls are returned in a timely matter. And he is quick to return emails if you have questions. Day of surgery went smoothly. The hospital staff were friendly and surgery went well as expected. I had a 1 inch incision. Dr Terris gave me a call that night to check on me Dana Moncus
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dana Moncus in Rhine – Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Terris did my thyroid surgery about 4 years ago. Dr. Terris bedside manners were remarkable! His compassion and love for his patients is truly a GOD sent. I am very thankful to have had an encounter such a wonderful physician and staff. Each of you were a blessing to me in my time of visit and even 2 weeks afterwards. Thank you for the compassion you show towards your patients. It means a lot and I will be forever grateful.
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Mrs. Hanks – Feb 10, 2018
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I had a very good experience. The staff are organized, efficient and professional. They answered all questions thoroughly. I never needed anything stronger than Tylenol after surgery.0
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Columbia, SC – Jan 02, 2018
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Dr. Terris and the staff of Augusta University Hospital were by far the most courteous and efficient group if professionals. My surgery was great and the scar almost invisible
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Tammy in Toomsboro, GA – Dec 06, 2017
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I had one parathyroid and right thyroid removed Fri AM. I returned to motel room two hrs later. Shopped shortly at Bonaventure golf and drove home Sat AM Very little pain. Church Sunday AM. Dr. Terris has great Dr office manners. Called me in room later after surgery. I would definitely recommend him.
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Lamar Russell (RPh) in Forsyth,Ga – May 15, 2017
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What a wonderful doctor. Dr Terris did my parathyroid surgery. Very skilled at his job and a caring doctor. Made my husband and I very comfortable about my surgery. His staff was great also. Highly recommend
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Sharon A in Augusta, GA – Jan 25, 2017
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Dr. Terris and his team were very down to earth. They made me feel at ease. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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Stephanie Mays in Columbia, SC – Oct 14, 2016
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Did my thyroid surgery and did a great job
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Kellylynn in Augusta, ga – Aug 13, 2016
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For a woman of 72 years who has never had surgery I was stressed and overwhelmed. But when I met Dr. Terris and his team I immediately knew I was in good hands and my well being and comfortably was their main focus. As previous patients stated he has wonderful bedside manner and it is obvious he has the expertise. He gave my husband his cell number and called him when the surgery was completed. He checked up on me with a couple of days and call directly with the results of a biopsy.
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Pauline Baylis in Columbia, SC – Jun 02, 2016
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Very nice and professional DR. great bed side manner he wanted and encouraged family to be there even gave out personal phone numbers to family. and personally called several days later to check up on me.
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Mark in west Columbia, SC – Apr 02, 2016
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Dr. Terris was excellent. Very professional, extremely competent, wonderful bedside manner and ability to put your mind at ease with his knowledge and expertise.
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Deborah D in Atlanta, GA – Mar 10, 2016
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He is very rare! He personally checked in with me after the surgery and lead me through what to expect.
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Nadra Scott in Atlanta, GA – Feb 22, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Terris' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Parathyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Terris performs Parathyroidectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Terris performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Terris performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Terris performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Terris performs Thyroidectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Terris performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Terris' conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Deafness
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Terris accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
WellCare

About Me

Care Philosophy

We have a very specialized practice focused exclusively on thyroid and parathyroid diseases. We do hundreds and hundreds of thyroid and parathyroid surgeries...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1994
Stanford Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Stanford Med Sch
Residency Hospital
1989
Stanford Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1988
Duke University
Medical School
1984
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School

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How can I make an appointment with Dr. David Terris, MD?

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What are Dr. David Terris, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Terris frequently treats Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy, and Thyroidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Terris treats.

Where is Dr. David Terris, MD's office located?

Dr. Terris' office is located at 1447 Harper St, Augusta, GA 30912. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. David Terris, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Terris has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Terris is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Augusta University Medical Center

Augusta, GA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Aiken Regional Medical Centers

Aiken, SC

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Doctors Hospital

Augusta, GA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received