Dr. Rex Arendall, MD

Dr. Rex Arendall, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rex Arendall, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Arendall is affiliated with Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

Neurosurgical Associates

2400 Patterson St Ste 319

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

Learn about Dr. Arendall

Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Arendall's Experience

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


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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
based on 44 total reviews (11 with comments)
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 (11)
Hendersonville, TN |
I couldn't be happier than I am with Dr Arendall. He is the best.
in Mount Juliet, TN. 37122 |
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 kick Ms. Pam are the complete package for me and my family. I consider myself fortunate having had the pleasure. Thank you. M.L.E
in Thompsons Station, TN |
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 state. Thorough in answering questions making sure you understand everything only recommends surgery if absolutely needed. Physical Therapist said Dr. Arendall's patients do so much better than others.
in Lebanon, TN |
Dr. Randall has been my doctor for many of years. I love the whole medical family .I've always listened to what he tells me to do , he know his business no matter what others has opinionated about him, I've never had to go to any after care for my three surgeries, and I thank God for him and Pam Love Donna Walker
in Princeton Ky |
Dr and Pam are excellent !! Could not ask for no better care than I received would and have recommended to others!!
Benton, KY |
Office very difficult to contact - often does not return calls or emails - was supposed to have surgery this December for injury in August and nurse told insurance not to expedite it and so surgery was set for Jan with me having a 6K deductible - the doctor is excellent - though the constant myelograms are painful - but the rudeness of staff has forced me to switch doctors. Radiologists wrote severe damage - md said damage slight - don't know who to believe.
in Murray KY |
I have had a total of 5 brain surgeries with Dr. Arendall and Pam in the past 3 and a half years. Thru each surgery and all doctor visits the staff and both of them have been attentive and helped myself and my family understand more of what was going on. Dr. Arendall is very thorough with each step he takes, he wants to make sure that everything is covered. Pam and Dr. Arendall came into the office on a day they don't see patients and got me in due to some issues.
in Mayfield, KY |
I hAve had back trouble since I was in my 20's. I have a lot of scoliosis anD all doctors would not touch me. I have been in pain my whole life. I recently got a lot worse and could not stand on my feet but a few minutes. I saw Dr. Arendall and he was appalled that no one had helped me. I went through 2 surgeries with awesome results. I could not be more thankful to this gentle wonderfull surgeon. My lifevhas changed drastically. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
in Marion, KY |
Dr. Arendall is one of he most caring physicians I have ever had. I trust his experience and knowledge implicitly. He operated on me, with very little walking ability, now I am able to walk and enjoy life.
Huntingdon TN |
Having suffered with lumbar problems for over a decade, it was wonderful to find a doctor who finally understood my problems. Dr. Arendall is very thorough & ran every conceivable test available to get the complete picture before recommending course of treatment. He & his staff are the best!
in Portland, TN |
My appointment time was 12:30. I did not see the Doctor until 2:40. I was very upset with the wait time. Two hours was a little much for me.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Arendall accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Options PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Arendall has admitting privileges

Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center
391 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
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Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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