Dr. Stephen M. Sentovich, MD

Dr. Stephen M. Sentovich, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., joined City of Hope in 2014 and serves as the Chief of the Section of Colon...Read more

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Los Angeles, CA |
misdiagnosed me in the beginning....had multiple procedures done for the same issues...seems like he might have been rushed each time to complete all his surgical appointments...
Studio city, CA |
Stage 4 colorectal, age 39. Dr. Sentovich performed a resection and an ostomy reversal. My digestion is now normal. I highly recommend him. CJ Josef
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Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., joined City of Hope in 2014 and serves as the Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  He has been named multiple times as one of "America's Top Doctors" both here and in Boston where he was the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Boston Medical Center for 15 years. Dr. Sentovich received his medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles and completed his residency at University of California, Irvine.  After a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery, he began his career teaching at Harvard Medical School.  He later moved to Boston Medical Center where in addition to maintaining a very busy clinical practice he completed a Masters in Business Administration, with honors, from Boston University's School of Management. Known for providing the highest quality care for his patients, Dr. Sentovich is a recognized authority on colon and rectal cancer having published dozens of articles and served as associate editor for the medical journal Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Dr. Sentovich's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Settlement (5/29/2013)
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • State: Massachusetts
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Why It Matters: Dr. Sentovich's Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Irvine Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Irvine Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Creighton University

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Uc Riverside

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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