Dr. Derek Pendarvis, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Pendarvis
Accepting new patients

Longstreet Clinic PC

705 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se Ste 285 Gainesville, GA 30501

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(770) 536-2323

Dr. Derek Pendarvis, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Gainesville, GA. He is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pendarvis to book an appointment.

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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. Pendarvis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pendarvis performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 99% of his peers

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

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pendarvis performs Gallbladder Removal more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Thyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pendarvis performs Thyroidectomy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pendarvis performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pendarvis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Pendarvis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Pendarvis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pendarvis

4.8

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (31)
  • Explained conditions well (31)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Pendarvis performed a total thyroidectomy on me last week. He and his entire staff are excellent. From my first visit to my post op visit today I've had nothing but the best of care. I always go in w/a list of questions and he patiently takes the time to answer them all without trying to rush me out of the office. He explained in detail everything that I could expect before, during and after surgery. He answers questions through my chart very fast and immediately calls you with test results. I would definitely recommend Dr. Pendarvis to anyone looking for a GREAT surgeon!
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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Carolyn D Hufstetler – Nov 06, 2020
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Dr Pendarvis did a parathyroidectomy for me several weeks ago, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Parathyroid surgery can be tricky, but he recommended a 4D scan prior to surgery to better locate the gland giving me trouble. The surgery was very easy. Even though it’s only a few weeks out, my incision is healing beautifully, and is almost not even noticeable. Was told prior to surgery he is the “thyroid guru” in this area, and I believe it.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jennifer Underwood – Aug 28, 2020
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Dr Pendarvis was amazing. He performed a biopsy on my daughter’s thyroid. My daughter was scared. He was so nice and took the time to calm her down and explain everything he was going to do so she felt more comfortable. Unfortunately her nodule was cancerous. Three weeks later I went to him for the same type of biopsy on my thyroid. He spoke to me prior to the procedure because he remembered that my daughter had been there a few weeks before and he wanted me to know that my nodule appeared very different and he thought it was going to be a positive outcome. I really appreciated the time he took and his calming personality. Would definitely recommend Dr Pendarvis to anyone.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Kelly Traikovich – Aug 01, 2020
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Dr. Pendarvis is a very good surgeon. Very friendly, explains things well and lets you what to expect on your surgery. Would most definitely go to him again.
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
2 people found this helpful
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John Townsend – Nov 15, 2019
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Extremely professional. Explained everything in terms that were easy to understand. VERY personable. I would highly recommend this physician.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Robert Morgan – Jul 26, 2019
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Great doctor, terrific surgeon. Supports patient autonomy by allowing his patients the right to make decisions about their medical care without trying to influence their decision. If your looking for a doctor that listens and provides practical solutions without making you a test monkey in the process.....he is your guy!!! Would use him again EVERY time, hands down!
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May 04, 2019
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Dr. Pendarvis performed emergency surgery on me on 11/29/2017. In February, 2019, I saw him again as another incisional hernia had appeared above my belly button. He has done two surgeries on me. He is very thorough and explains what he is going to do. He has great bedside manners; you know he cares about you and does what he can to keep you comfortable. My wife and I know he is an excellent surgeon from our experiences with him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Roger in GA, none – Feb 15, 2019
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Great doctor and all around great guy, with a wonderful staff. It's been almost a year since my total thyroidectomy. I would highly recommend doctor Pendarvis to anyone. I feel we are very fortunate to have a surgeon of his caliber in our area.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Walter Reynolds in Gainesville, GA – Oct 31, 2018
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He performed a parathyroidectomy on me ( 66 year old male) and previous biopsy. Dr. Pendarvis made sure that l was not in pain before,during or after when I woke up.I had a great outcome. We prayed GOD would lead us to the right doctor and l really believe He did.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Tom B. – Aug 11, 2018
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Dr. Pendarvis is very personable and is a very good surgeon. My husband and I have both been operated on by him with great results. I would highly recommend him.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Jo Chamblee in Gainesville, GA – Feb 23, 2018
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I love Dr Pendarvis! He is caring, efficient and has wonderful surgical skills. After many months of total misery with diverticulitis i finally found Dr pendarvis. He turned my life around. If you need a great doctor, run to him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Gil Batton in Martin GA – Jan 18, 2018
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I had my thyroid removed on Wednesday November 22, 2017 and was so impressed with the every aspect of the surgery. My scar is barely visible and the doctor and office staff were very helpful, informative, and pleasant. The doctor also listened to my questions and concerns and spent time explaining everything to me.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Linda in Lawrenceville, Ga – Jan 02, 2018
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I was in serious need of immediate corrective surgery for a severe hernia condition. Dr. Pendarvis adjusted his surgical schedule to get me in in less than a week. He made the time for me and I cannot say enough about his professional consideration, effort and care. The procedure went off without a problem and thanks to him, I was back teaching my college students in a matter of days. He is an outstanding surgeon, physician and human being. I would recommend him to anyone and will.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Michael J. Winterhalter in Oakwood, GA – Oct 26, 2016
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Dr. Pendarvis is the kind of physician that makes all other doctors look better. He is a true asset to the medical field. He is exceptionally nice and welcoming. He shows genuine concern for my well-being and listened to my issues. He was candid, supportive, and helpful in a way that I have not encountered from the seven different doctors I have dealt with the past year. I would have no problem endorsing Dr. Pendarvis if you are seeking surgery within his specialization.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Dale Allen in Norcross, GA – Apr 16, 2016
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D. Pendarvis is a very confident and caring person. He performed gall bladder surgery on me and did everything he said he would do in making me comfortable during this time. I would recommend him to anyone.
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
11 people found this helpful
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william sheriff in Eastanollee, GA – Jan 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our physicians and staff are experts when it comes to providing a wide variety of surgical services using the latest minimally invasive techniques. In...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Clemson University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Derek Pendarvis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pendarvis frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Thyroidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pendarvis treats.

Where is Dr. Derek Pendarvis, MD's office located?

Dr. Pendarvis' office is located at 705 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se Ste 285, Gainesville, GA 30501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Longstreet Clinic PC

Longstreet Clinic PC705 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se Ste 285 Gainesville, GA 30501
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Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Gainesville, GA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received