Dr. David Terris, MD is an endocrine surgery specialist in Augusta, GA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in endocrine surgery and ear, nose, and throat.


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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Terris' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thyroid Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Terris performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Terris performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Parathyroidectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Terris performs Parathyroidectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Terris performs this procedure more than 99% 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 93% of his peers

Dr. Terris performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy

Dr. Terris' conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Deafness
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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
  • Obesity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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 each year, but provide a personalized and customized approach for which the institution is k...

Specialties

  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

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
1994
1993
1989
1988
1984

Awards

Dr. Terris' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Terris

4.8

Based on 26 reviews

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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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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%.
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Did my thyroid surgery and did a great job
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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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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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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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He is very rare! He personally checked in with me after the surgery and lead me through what to expect.
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