Dr. George Pennington, MD

Dr. George Pennington, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. George Pennington, MD is a general surgery specialist in Valdosta, GA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport in 1975 and specializes in general surgery.

2704 N Oak St Bldg C2

Valdosta, GA 31602

Contact Information

(229) 247-2122

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers
Breast Lump
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Pennington'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.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated


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39  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Mercer Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2014
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pennington has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pennington's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pennington to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pennington's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I went to my PCP and they indicated I may have cancer but he promised me that he would call as soon he got the results. In the meantime someone called from the office called and told me I had a non treatable cancer and asked what surgeon I would like to see. Dr. Pennington's office called and saw...more
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My mom and my experience with his office was trouble.. my mom is 70 she was in pain and they were rough with her..when I went to cancel her appointment they were mean sounding on phone and act like they had an attitude.. very disappointed in his office. But in the back there was two very nice...more
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My experience with dr Pennington and his staff was amazing. They truly care about the patient. Dr Pennington is an excellent physician and a good person in general. I am very thankful that God placed this doctor in my life to help care for me.
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Very knowledgeable physician took time to explain all my questions that I had about my surgery kind and professional staff was courteous and caring was not rushed through during my entire experience pleasant experience
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