Dr. David Bentrem, MD

Dr. David Bentrem, MD

Surgical OncologyMaleAge 51

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 574-3157

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Dr. David Bentrem, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bentrem to book an appointment.

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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100 Chicago, IL 60611
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Affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Bentrem's Reviews

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3.9

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Dr. Bentrem removed one single metastatic liver lesion. I was 30 years old and had a 6 month baby girl at home. He truly is a gifted surgeon. He made me feel at ease knowing he had it all under control. I am 2.5 years NED and I owe a lot of this to him! I don't think many physicians would treat surgically,however, between him and my oncologist at NMH, they were willing to give this a shot. So grateful for him and his entire team. Also, quick shout out to his nurse Adrienne. She was top notch also. She met me in Pre-op. She made the process 100x less scary as well. She even came to visit on the floor at one point to check on me. They all are awesome!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Allison R. – Oct 03, 2019
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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 by his fantastic work. He literally saved my life. I can't recommend any doctor more highly!
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
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No results
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Terry – Aug 29, 2017
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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 not "convinced that's what it is" WILL NOT LISTEN TO REASON OR LOGIC AND WILL NOT EXPLAIN RESULTS THAT DO NOT AGREE WITH HIS OPINION. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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  • 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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Mike in Berwyn, IL – Feb 15, 2017
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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 detail and were very accessible. Dr. Bentrem has an excellent bed side manner. You trust him and his team. One of the best.
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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Terry B in Lake Forest, IL – Jun 22, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bentrem's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pancreatic Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bentrem treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bentrem treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bentrem performs Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Bentrem performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bentrem treats Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Bentrem treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Bentrem's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Northwestern University Med School
Residency Hospital
2005
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. David Bentrem, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-0990.

Does Dr. David Bentrem, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bentrem has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. David Bentrem, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. David Bentrem, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bentrem frequently treats Pancreatic Cancer, Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy, and Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bentrem treats.

Where is Dr. David Bentrem, MD's office located?

Dr. Bentrem's office is located at 675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bentrem is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)