Dr. Bruce Belin, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Belin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503

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(859) 278-6031

Dr. Bruce Belin, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Lexington, KY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baptist Health Lexington and Saint Joseph Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Belin to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Belin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Belin treats Intestinal Abscess more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Belin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Belin performs Colectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Belin performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Belin treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Belin treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

Dr. Belin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Belin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY HMO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Belin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Belin

4.5

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Best doctor I’ve ever been to. He cares and listens to everything you say. Best surgeon.
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Rita Sears – Sep 23, 2021
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You cannot find a better colorectal surgeon. Period.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Windy C – Mar 20, 2021
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Excellent and very knowledgeable!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Willa Cupp – Nov 24, 2020
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Dr Belin is a wonderful surgeon!! He performed a very difficult surgery on me with great success. My recovery time was less than predicted and I was released from the hospital days before anticipated. He is respectful and very caring. I am in no way knowledgeable about anything in the medical field but he answers my questions which may seem silly to others with patience and dignity. I couldn’t imagine going to any other doctor for the procedure he did. Can you tell I like my doctor???
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon Hill – Jun 20, 2020
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Dr. Belin diagnosed cancer in my rectal area 2 and 1/2 years ago. Over the last 2 plus years I've returned every 6 months for Dr. Belin to scope and make sure everything is proceeding nicely. Dr. Belin is a kind, compassionate doctor and I trust his judgement. He has always displayed respect and takes the time to answer any questions. I'm extremely thankful for his care and the experience he has in treating his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Rennecker – May 29, 2020
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Dr. Bruce Belin is wonderful. He is very thorough and I receive the highest quality of care from him. He always greets me with a smile which makes me feel so comfortable. He sits down and really listens to me. He answers all of my many questions so thoroughly and in such a way I understand completely. He is very compassionate and very professional. His excellent education and his excellent experience as a Surgeon and my Internist highly recommending him was the reason I first went to him, but his so caring, so kind, very professional qualities are beyond excellent and THE WAY HE REALLY LISTENS TO ME and I TRUST HIM are the reasons I keep going back. I have had 2 colonoscopies with him since 2018. He called me after hours on a long work day for him to tell me he "was thrilled" to let me know the GOOD news about my biopsy, that he didn't want me to have to wait and worry to hear the news at my return visit. That meant so much to me! His staff is excellent. Thank you so much Dr. Belin.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Marie E. Overton, Lexington, Ky. – Jan 09, 2020
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Do not go to him, please see Dr. Beck at Kentucky Clinic she is very professional and considerate of patients physical pain/conditions. Dr. Belin did not treat me with much consideration of my fistula's sensitivity. He squeezed hard until I almost felt tears coming to my eyes and casually suggested that he cut it open and probe (it was on my posterior). I am a full time employee who he would have made a small surgical operation that would have left me unable to sit for 2 weeks according to him. I would not have been able to work if I had not asked him to stop and allow me to consider what I would like to do. I do not know how he receives the recent positive reviews, but he was very absent minded and inconsiderate of the pain I was in. There was no warning of the quick and hard squeeze of the fistula nor any stopping after I gasped in pain and yelped slightly. After immediately going to Dr. Beck at UK I saw the DRASTIC difference in professionalism of procedure and explanation.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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James – Dec 24, 2019
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Very professional and courteous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 03, 2019
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My experience with this Dr wasn’t a pleasant one. I could feel the probe which was hurting and he just went on until I was in tears, they then gave me more anesthetic which put me under. I was in recovery fully out and a nurse came in, told my husband she needed the room for another pt to which he told her I wasn’t awake. She again told him she needed the room and I was wheeled out under anesthesia. Another nurse I assume helped my husband get me in the car. I didn’t awaken until after 4pm that afternoon. This was not the kind of service I was expecting, you don’t send a pt out of your office still fully under the effects of anesthesia just because you need the room. This was totally inappropriate of this office.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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G Courtney in Lexington, KY – Aug 25, 2019
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He is a great physician, surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nicholasville , KY – Jun 06, 2019
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Dr. Belin expressed kindness and concern for my health problems from the moment I met him. He recognized the severity of the issues that I was having and did my surgery on the day of my first appointment with him. I am forever grateful!
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May 21, 2019
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He is a wonderful Dr that takes time to make sure you understand everything. I appreciate every thing he done for me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Wanda Horn in Berea, KY – Jan 30, 2019
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I was very pleased with the success of my robotic colon surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Robin Williams in Hindman, KY – Jul 29, 2017
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He is one heck the surgeon going to heck with doctor and is real polite
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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John Kendrick in versailles, ky – Jul 27, 2017
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Dr. Belin is such an amazing colorectal surgeon. He's well informed on the most current and innovative approaches in colorectal surgery, and does such a thorough job of explaining the procedure he will be performing. He recently performed my mom's colon cancer surgery, and did such a wonderful job that I wanted to take the time to ensure that others knew of his skill and expertise. Additionally he has a terrirfic bed-side manner which eased mom's worries. I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Sandra Adams in Lexington, KY – Jul 27, 2017
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Great Doctor, knows his stuff, but if you are on Medicare and can't afford your co-pays and bills he will drop you like it is nothing. We all know Medicare pays them enough, these Doctors want to get rich off poor people like us and if we can't afford them then they say find another Doctor . He did surgery on me two years ago, I couldn't afford to pay him I'm on a lot of medicines and have a lot of bills and could not pay what medicare did not cover, got sick again and he has refused to see me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Olive Hill, KY – May 21, 2017
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Dr. Belin is a wonderful physician! He has a great bedside manner, is very knowledgeable, and is very good with answering questions. He made an uncomfortable situation easier and I really appreciate him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 10, 2017
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Excellent bedside manner, taking time to answer questions and thoroughly explaining procedures and recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Joseph McGline in Lexington, KY – Mar 25, 2017
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Fantastic care. Always pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Rob James in Lexington, KY – Jan 01, 2017
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Charged me extra fee for a second service during the same office visit for same issue. Seems like he adds anything he can to jack up his income from the exam.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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joe b. in Lexington, KY – Dec 13, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Specializing in Colorectal Surgery.

Biography

When patients come to me with colon and rectal concerns, they come to me as people, and not as their problems. To feel successful as a physician, I want...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2000
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Rochester
Residency Hospital
1989
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Bruce Belin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Belin frequently treats Intestinal Abscess, Colectomy, and Intestinal Obstruction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Belin treats.

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Dr. Belin's office is located at 2620 Wilhite Dr, Lexington, KY 40503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Belin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Health Lexington

Lexington, KY

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Saint Joseph Hospital

Lexington, KY

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)