David L. Tenniswood, MD

David L. Tenniswood, MD

General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care-Trauma
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Ascension Medical Group
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David Tenniswood, MD, is a general and trauma surgeon with Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart. Dr. Tenniswood is board-certified in general surgery. He provides specialized surgical care to patients with a variety of needs, from acid reflux (GERD) and complex hernia repair to breast cancer and trauma. He will see patients for consultations and post-operative visits at 619 Cove Blvd. in Panama City, with surgeries performed at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay. Dr. Tenniswood has a special interest in robotic surgery, and he has done more than 450 robotic cases throughout his career. With more than 20 years of medical experience, Dr. Tenniswood has held such leadership positions as president of the medical staff at Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Christian Medical Association. Outside of the office, Dr. Tenniswood enjoys reading, boating, teaching at his church, traveling (especially to national parks) and spending time with his four children and wife of more than 25 years.



  • Wayne State University
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Bay
  • Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola


  • The American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
Professional Statement
Robotic surgery allows me to perform many types of complex procedures.
- David L. Tenniswood, MD


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