Dr. Stephen Sentovich, MD

Dr. Stephen Sentovich, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(9)
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Dr. Stephen Sentovich, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in South Pasadena, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

209 Fair Oaks Ave

South Pasadena, CA 91030

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Sentovich's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sentovich "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."

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
23

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
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Procedures

  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/29/2013
    Amount or Range: Average
    State: Massachusetts
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

  • Uc Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of California Irvine Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of California Irvine Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Creighton University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Sentovich has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Sentovich has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sentovich's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sentovich to family and friends
3.2
based on 9 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Sentovich's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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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Dr. Sentovich accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Basic PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans

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