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David W. Retterbush, MD, FACS, FACG



David W. Retterbush, M.D., P.C.
403 Cowart Avenue
Valdosta,  GA  31602
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  • South Georgia Medical Center

Group Practice

Greystone Medical Clinic


Georgia Health Sciences University,
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Clinical Fellow, American Cancer Society, University of Louisville

Other Information

Board Certifications:
Certified - American Board of Surgery


Publications: Case Report - CT Findings in Acute Thrombosis of Superior Mesenteric Vein Aneurysm. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. Jan/Feb 1987

Research: Malignant Melanoma,  1982


Cancer Liason Physician Outstanding Achievement Award, American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, 2006
Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association, 2006-2009, 2011-2014 
Chief of Staff, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, GA 1994
Chairman, Department of Surgery, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, GA 1990-1991
Board Member, Georgia Composite State Board of Medicine, appointed by Governor Perdue, November 2009

Georgia Surgical Society
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
Hiram C. Polk, Jr. Surgical Society
American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

I am a board certified General Surgeon, currently Chief of General Surgery and past Chief of Staff at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, GA, a 335 bed regional medical center serving south Georgia and north Florida.  I am certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as the American College of Gastroenterology. I was recently appointed to the Georgia Composite State Medical Board by Gov. Sonny Perdue.  I have been in private practice for over 27 years. My practice specializes in General Surgery with an emphasis on cancer and gastrointestinal surgery, minimal access surgery, including gallbladder and hernia surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, diseases of the breast, treatment of skin cancers including melanoma. I perform colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy as well as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.My goal is to provide to you and your family the best and the most compassionate surgical care available.

Website: http://www.surgeondoctor.com

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