Dr. David Svetich, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Svetich
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503

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(859) 278-6031

Dr. David Svetich, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Lexington, KY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Svetich has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Health Lexington and Saint Joseph East. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Svetich to book an appointment.


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Dr. Svetich accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
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Bronze Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY HMO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.Compare with other Colorectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Svetich performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Svetich performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Svetich performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Svetich performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Svetich performs Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Svetich performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Check Dr. Svetich's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Svetich's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Svetich's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Svetich

4.0

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i could write a book on him i dont know how he gets these reviews he is rude even his staff will tell you that , some people say he is a good surgon but no bedside manner but a few doctors have told me he is not a good surgon at all i wish i had never crossed paths with him , csga has a manoply on all the hosptials in lexington, you see one of them or go to uk
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robert noe lexington ky – May 25, 2020
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I saw Dr. Svetich about a month ago. He had a great first impression. He made me feel 100% comfortable. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge. I was referred to him by my new dr & I was told he is one of the best in his field and he was confident if anyone could help me it would be him. My test procedure is tomorrow, he won my trust on day 1. Thank you Dr. Svetich, I wish you had been recommended to me long ago.
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Hazel White – Jan 22, 2019
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You can't find better!!! Have had crohns for over 41 years. He has taken great care of me for over 5 years. Not going anywhere else!
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Donna Jennings in KY – Feb 13, 2018
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I credit Dr. Svetich with saving my life twice. He is extremely accessible to his patients and deeply cares about their outcomes.
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Jeff Hinchcliffe in Lexington, kY – Jan 06, 2018
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Dr. Svetich is the best in his field. I am the wife of one of his patients but I know that I completely trust him to care for my husbands condition. He's interesting and as people have noted, he is very blunt and gets straight to the point. My husband has had a resection performed by Svetich. Again, I have to say that I just knew that under his care that my husband would be 100% fine. This guy is absolutely the best surgeon that you can find.
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Lexington, KY – Dec 19, 2017
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I liked him. He is blunt and outspoken. Doesn't candy coat. I like his honesty. If your faint at heart he isn't for you. He is on top of his skill. Trust him.
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Marsha P. in Berry, Ky. – Oct 26, 2017
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While he's an excellent surgeon & I'd go to him again in a heartbeat.... he lacking in the bedside manner department?!? The first time I met him was pretty-op & he didn't introduce himself & just said he was the surgeon and examined my abdomen & asked me if I smoked( well, yes but I was trying to quit- I was down to like 5 a day & used the e-cigarette! He said out loud REALLY LOUD! Well, YOUR GONNA DIE, u have dx ..... & with smoking too. U are going going to die;-(... after that he was ok???
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MH in Lexington, KY – Oct 19, 2017
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Excellent Doctor, very kind and very knowledgeable and I really felt he was looking out for my best interest! Very comfortable and friendly environment. Took the time to talk to me and answer any questions I had. I was so glad and relieved to find Dr. David Svetich! Couldn't ask for better! Highly recommend.
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Lexington, KY – Sep 07, 2017
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Best GI doc I have ever had in the 15 years I have had Crohns Disease
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About Me

Biography

Personalized, unsurpassed medical decision making for each patient is my goal. At the same time, making sure the patient has complete understanding of their diagnosis and when necessary I bring expert surgical techniques to the operating theatre.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1987
Ferguson Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Blodgett Meml Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Blodgett Meml Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1981
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Health Lexington

Lexington, KY

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Saint Joseph East

Lexington, KY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Saint Joseph Hospital

Lexington, KY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)