Sam Kirkendall, M.D.


General Surgery

Practices at:

  • Amarillo Surgical Group
  • 6 Medical Drive
  • Amarillo, TX 79106
  • (806) 212-6604

Review Score:

5.0 out of 5 (See Reviews)

Sam Kirkendall, MD is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons in general surgery. Dr. Kirkendall specializes in robotic surgery for minimally invasive repair of complex abdominal wall and paraesophageal hernias. 

Dr. Kirkendall is a member of the following professional associations: American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Americas Hernia Society, Texas Medical Association, and the Potter-Randall Medical Society. 

In his free time, Dr. Kirkendall enjoys time with his wife and three children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, cooking, reading, and trail running. Dr. Kirkendall is fluent in Spanish.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Featured Reviews



All personnel I have come into contact with have been very helpful and courteous. Doctor Kirkendall was extremely knowledgeable, explained everything very well, and made me feel very confident.

   — Penny Zavala


Dr. Kirkendall was very nice and professional. It was a pleasure to meet him and I felt confident that he had my best interest at heart and saw me as a person, not just a number.

   — Andrew


Very happy , Dr took time to explain everything, so we knew what to expect, in our forward process!

   — Hope Moore


Dr. is very nice, I was very impressed with his kindness and he was very thorough describing the procedure. He did not rush through the appointment or seem in a big hurry. Some Drs seem very rushed, uninformed about your chart information but not Dr. Kirkendall. However, he has one staff at the front desk who is rather a smart-mouth and I find her p.R. skills very lacking. She did act as if she thought she was better and talked over me while I was speaking. I left a magazine there and when I CALLED THEM to save it for me they said they would. It took me a while to go get it as I live in Borger and don't go to Amarillo often. She threw it away before I got there. She told me "we are not babysitters" well, I did NOT leave my children!! A magazine requires no maintenance and it was a 20.00 magazine. I didn't mind so much it having been discarded as I did with her attitude. Even though I have insurance, it's my money that will help pay her salary!!

   — Shelly Vanderburg


Great experience!! First surgery I have ever had and he was awesome !! Thanks

   — Brook


I had a very good experience with him as my surgeon. I would highly recommend.

   — Kimberly Maxwell