Dr. David Bitar, MD

Dr. David Bitar, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
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Dr. David Bitar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

2900 Telegraph Ave

Berkeley, CA 94705

Contact Information

(510) 845-4638

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Hemorrhoids
normal
more than 81% of peers
Destruction of Anal Tumor
normal
more than 74% of peers
Anal Disorders
normal
more than 68% of peers

Dr. Bitar'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. Bitar "Colon cancer, rectal cancer, local excision of rectal cancer, sphincter preservation during rectal cancer treatment, perianal & anal canal squamous cell carcinoma, colonoscopy for screening for colorectal cancer."

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

28  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Mt Zion Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Mt Zion Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Presby Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bitar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bitar's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bitar to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Bitar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Overall a very poor experience. He did not come and explain how the surgery went afterward (left that to a nurse, who didn't have all the information); when complications arose he said "That's not my problem, you should go to the emergency room." Results put me in worse condition than pre-surgery....more
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