Dr. Rex Arendall, MD

Dr. Rex Arendall, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o
40 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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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.Read more

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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
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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Dr. Arendall's 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.

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

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


  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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