Dr. David Bitar, MD

Dr. David Bitar, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Bitar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Berkeley, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Bitar is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp.

2900 Telegraph Ave

Berkeley, CA 94705

Contact Information

(510) 845-4638

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itch
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vesicocolic Fistula
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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bitar to family and friends
3.5
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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)
in Berkeley, CA |
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. I've never had a worse medical experience in my life.
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Dr. Bitar accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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