Dr. David Bentrem, MD

Dr. David Bentrem, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Bentrem, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bentrem performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
more than 88% of peers
more than 67% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 62% of peers

Dr. Bentrem's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bentrem ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "

2  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bentrem has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bentrem's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bentrem to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bentrem's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

An amazing clinician and a fantastic surgeon! His bedside manner is excellent, and his surgical skills are second to none! My Whipple, while difficult on me personally, was made better by having the top man in the US (my opinion after thorough research) doing the difficult work. My life was changed...more
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Dr Bentrem was brought in to inform me of test results after I already had surgery. He told me based on his opinion that basically nothing was wrong with me even though my tests and surgery proved otherwise. Even though 2 other surgeons verified the problem by seeing it during surgery, Bentrem was...more
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Excellent outcomes with deep expertise. Takes the time to explain your condition and the surgery he is recommending. I had the Whipple surgery which is a very complicated and difficult surgery. Dr. Bentrem and his office staff were outstanding. They explained the procedure and recovery process in...more
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