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Dr. David Bitar, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 74

Dr. Bitar

Dr. David Bitar, MD is a colorectal surgery in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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(510) 845-4638

Dr. Bitar accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Bitar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Destruction of Anal Tumor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bitar performs Destruction of Anal Tumor more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Bitar performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bitar treats Hemorrhoids more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Bitar treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bitar performs Incision and Removal of Foreign Object more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Bitar performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Bitar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • 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
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vesicocolic Fistula

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Bitar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bitar

3.5

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
37.5%
(3)

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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....Read More
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