Dr. David Svetich, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 69

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. David Svetich, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Lexington, KY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF IL COLL OF MED|University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Health Lexington and Saint Joseph East. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Svetich, MD

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(859) 278-6031
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Dr. Svetich's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, or Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
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Appendectomy, Open
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Svetich performs Appendectomy, Open more than 99% of his peers

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

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Svetich treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Svetich's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Svetich accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
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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
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-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
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
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Svetich's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Svetich

4.2

Based on 33 ratings

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THE BEST DR. I KNOW
I HAVE BEEN WITH DR. SVETICH FOR AROUND 7 YEARS NOW. HE SAVED MY LIFE! WITHOUT HIM AND HIS KNOWLEDGE, I AM NOT SURE WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE. I LOVE THE WAY THAT HE TELLS YOU EXACTLY HOW THINGS ARE. HE DOESN'T HIDE ANYTHING FROM YOU AND HE DOESN'T TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. HE TELLS YOU THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH. I ADMIRE HIM FOR THAT. THIS DR. HAS HELPED ME IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. I WOULDN'T SWITCH DR.S FOR ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE. I ALWAYS DO!
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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ALISSA WILBURN – Jan 28, 2023
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dr. svetich made time for my son who had been suffering for at least a year in spite of treatments from another surgeon. he made time for my son on Christmas Eve at 5:00! and from there saw that further tx was necessary. so, the following Tuesday, he performed the appropriate tx that should last forever! while the other surgeon just kept doing the same thing over and over again. on top of that, dr. svetich called my son, and then even took a call re pain while he was on vacation! He's the BEST and most caring.
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
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Nan Tudor – Jan 07, 2022
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Dr. Svetich was very nice as was the staff. They were very accommodating and informative.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Betty Hays – Dec 08, 2021
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Svetich for many years. I think he’s one of the very best in his field. He’s a straight shooter, no sugar coating. He’s also kind, funny and most importantly thorough.
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
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Nov 03, 2021
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Dr. Svetich and his team are impeccably astute, empathetic to the patient's unique care needs, professional, has an awesome bedside manner, compassionate, and clearly communicates his concerns and answers to your care needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Rev T. L. Jones MSSW – Jun 18, 2021
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Hes very kind funny caring and very intelligent.hes the best in his field if u ask me.hes so amazing? I have to thank him for taking care of me.he knew what was wrong with me immediately.I adore and admire him.hes gives all he has to help u get better.THANK GOD FOR DR SVETICH.??
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
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L s – May 11, 2021
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I just had a colonoscopy with him about a month ago. I had no problems at all with him. I had seen him many years ago also. Will see him next time also.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Tammy – Sep 02, 2020
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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.
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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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.
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
5 people found this helpful
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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???
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Biography

Personalized, unsurpassed medical decision making for each patient is my goal. At the same time, making sure the patient has complete understanding of...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Ferguson Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Blodgett Meml Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Blodgett Meml Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1981
UNIV OF IL COLL OF MED|University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School
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What conditions does Dr. David Svetich, MD treat?

Dr. Svetich frequently treats the following conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Pain, and Anal and Rectal Cancer. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. David Svetich, MD's office address?

Dr. Svetich's office is located at 2620 Wilhite Dr, Lexington, KY 40503. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Svetich provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. David Svetich, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. David Svetich, MD is affiliated with Baptist Health Lexington and Saint Joseph East.

Is Dr. David Svetich, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. David Svetich, MD holds board certifications in Colon & Rectal Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. David Svetich, MD have?

Dr. Svetich has over 41 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. David Svetich, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.2/5 for Dr. David Svetich, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

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

Dr. Svetich is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Health Lexington

Lexington, KY

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Saint Joseph East

Lexington, KY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Saint Joseph Hospital

Lexington, KY

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)