David Bertsch, MD

Guthrie Provider
Care Provider Overall: 
5
Provider Reviews: 
69
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Hospital Privileges: 
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
  • Guthrie Corning Hospital
Clinical Interests: 
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
Likelihood of Recommending Care Provider: 
5
Patients' Confidence in Care Provider: 
5
Time Care Provider Spent with Patient: 
5
Care Provider Spoke Using Clear Language: 
5
Care Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions: 
5
Care Provider's Concern for Questions and Worries: 
5
Care Provider's Explanations of Condition/Problem: 
5
Care Provider Information About Medications: 
5
Care Provider Instructions for Follow-Up Care: 
5
Care Provider's Friendliness and Courtesy: 
5
Residency: 
  • Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. (General Surgery)
Certification: 
  • American Board of Surgery
Education: 
  • Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.
Internship: 
  • Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. (General Surgery)
Fellowship: 
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y. (Thoracic Surgical Oncology)
  • The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (Surgical Oncology)

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Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Guthrie Patient: December 2018
good
Guthrie Patient: December 2018
a good experience overall.
Guthrie Patient: October 2018
Dr Bertsche is a wonderful doctor and a very good man - makes sure you are well cared for very respectful
Guthrie Patient: August 2018
*Dr. Bertsch is very professional, friendly and easy to talk to. He explains everything and answers my questions about my health issues. I completely trust him.
Guthrie Patient: July 2018
Would have liked more info on what he saw on scans.
Guthrie Patient: May 2018
Staff and provider always put you at ease
Guthrie Patient: April 2018
Good.
Guthrie Patient: April 2018
He described my test results in language I could understand and what my options were. He also ordered more appropriate testing to make sure everything was covered in diagnosing my condition accurately.
Guthrie Patient: April 2018
I have had 6-month check-ups with Dr. Bertsch since my stomach cancer surgery almot five years ago. He is absolutely the best. I have every confidence in him.
Guthrie Patient: January 2018
'Provider' (*Dr. Bertsch) removed a massive tumor from my abdomen without compromising adjacent organs. It was done so thoroughly that six months later a CT scan did not detect (yet, at least) resurgent growth of the tumor.