Dr. Christopher Bartels, MD

Dr. Christopher Bartels, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Christopher Bartels, MD is a general surgery specialist in Irwin, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 1990 and specializes in general surgery.

8775 Norwin Ave

Irwin, PA 15642

Contact Information

(724) 689-1335

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 77% of peers
Stomach Diseases
more than 71% of peers
more than 45% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

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27  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Canisius College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Va Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Virginia Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • National Institutes Of Health National Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bartels has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bartels' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bartels to family and friends
16 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bartels' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Had surgery at St. Margaret’s Hospital, complications turned overnight into 8 nights. No explanations of anything. Was told he would “follow me” 3 years post op. Heard he was leaving and called to move appt. up. Told my Nov. appt. okay, he wasn’t leaving until Jan. Two days prior to appt. VM...more
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I am so sorry you had problems, I left UPMC St. Margaret in Oct 2017. UPMC does not allow us to solicit patients when we leave, therefore no letter. I am now in Greensburg, PA if you want to call or see me.

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The worst Dr I have every seen, and I've been to many- went to see him because of a swollen lymph node under my arm that keeps reoccurring. He said that he couldn't help me because it could be from shaving and I needed an HIV test, which was negative of course since I have been married to the same...more
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I am sorry you had such a disappointing first visit. You can be assured that I am interested in your health and I think we have developed a good professional relationship since then.

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I Just had inguinal and femoral hernia surgery by Dr. Bartels. I am so thankful for this God gifted surgeon! I have been complaining of groin and thigh pain for so many years to so many different Doctors and they ignored my complaints. They wanted me to waste my time and money on therapy or...more
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He saved my life and will forever be thankful. I admire him and his bedside manners are wonderful. He did emergency surgery on my stomach and was a miracle when I came out of coma. He's the best.
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Dr. Bartels did my parathyroid surgery. I went into the hospital with stomach pain, chest pain, and bone pain in my feet. Immediately after surgery I felt great! The pain was gone, totally. The surgery was easy. I only took Tylenol for pain because there wasn't much. I just cant believe how bad I...more
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