Dr. David Terris, MD

Dr. David Terris, MD

Endocrine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Terris, MD is an endocrine surgery doctor who practices in Augusta, GA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Terris is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Aiken Regional Medical Center and Augusta University Medical Center.

Augusta University Medical Center

1447 HARPER ST BP 4109

Augusta, GA 30912
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio

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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 known. We offer a streamlined process called "on-stop care" which is especially valuable for our patients who fly in for surgery, or drive long distances.
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Dr. Terris' Experience

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


  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Thyroid Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Obesity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Terris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Terris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Terris to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Terris' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Forsyth,Ga |
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.
Tillson, NY |
Having thyroid surgery was a bit of a surprise for me. I actually went in for a weight consult and they found what they called a swollen area on my thyroid gland. Thankfully,my physician Dr.Kile referred me to Dr. David Terris. Dr. Terris and his staff gave professional and quality care to me from the beginning to the end of my stay. They not only assured me that I was in good hands,but they even followed up with me while recovering at home. Thank you Dr. David Terris and staff.
in Augusta, GA |
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
in Columbia, SC |
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.
in Augusta, ga |
Did my thyroid surgery and did a great job
in Columbia, SC |
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.
in west Columbia, SC |
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.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Terris was excellent. Very professional, extremely competent, wonderful bedside manner and ability to put your mind at ease with his knowledge and expertise.
in Atlanta, GA |
He is very rare! He personally checked in with me after the surgery and lead me through what to expect.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Terris accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • 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
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Terris has admitting privileges

Augusta University Medical Center
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
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Aiken Regional Medical Center
302 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC 29801
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Doctors Hospital
3651 Wheeler Rd
Augusta, GA 30909
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