Dr. Rex Arendall, MD

Dr. Rex Arendall, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rex Arendall, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Neurosurgical Associates

2400 Patterson St Ste 319

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Arendall performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 98% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Arendall'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Arendall "I am committed to caring for my patients with compassion and clinical excellence. My mission is to provide patients with superior care and minimum hassle so that they can return to an excellent quality of life."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated


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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Arendall has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arendall's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arendall to family and friends
46 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Arendall's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

I have had previous surgeries in my home city. Procedures that failed. I requested a referral to Dr Arendall and was seen in a very timely manner. Dr Arendall has an amazing bed side manner and a true compassion for his patients. He actually takes time to spend with each patient and listens closely...more
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In late 92 a young lady got me in to see Dr. William Meacham. Dr.'s Hester and Johnston operated. I have had a terrible lumbar spine for 4 plus years now, and; every neurosurgeon basically dismissed me like I was nothing. Dr. Arendall, who worked with both Meacham and Hester, ordered a discogram...more
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I couldn't be happier than I am with Dr Arendall. He is the best.
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Absolutely. Almost thirty years has this professional provided care for me and my whole family. There may be others this gifted in his area of expertise but as for me and those I talk to about his talents stretches over a span of almost thirty years. Hey Rex man you are truly blessed and your side...more
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Patient since mid-90's with multiple lumbar and cervical surgeries due to really bad degen. disc disease. Always successful and relief from pain almost immediately following surgeries. Anytime I meet someone who is suffering from neck/back pain I recommend they see him even if they are out of...more
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