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David Bertsch, MD, FACS

Guthrie Provider
Care Provider Overall: 
5
Provider Reviews: 
75

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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: January 2020
Always has best interest of the patient.
Guthrie Patient: January 2020
This *Dr. Bertsch was very unfriendly. Gave vague answers, rude. We left with more questions about options then when we arrived. Worse d. ever treating a 81 yr. old. 1. *Dr. Bertsch. 5. Never! 6. Awful, NO bedside manner. 7. Were none.
Guthrie Patient: January 2020
All together VERY appropriate. Felt like meeting a new family.
Guthrie Patient: September 2019
Excellent.
Guthrie Patient: August 2019
I was very impressed with *Dr. Bertsch. He seemed extremely knowledgeable, concerned & competent.
Guthrie Patient: July 2019
Dr. Bertsch has been great throughout the last year of my treatment and even mentioned that it had been a year today that he did my surgery. He explains everything thoroughly and is overall a very nice person and a great doctor.
Guthrie Patient: July 2019
On the whole, a good experience.
Guthrie Patient: April 2019
excellent doctor
Guthrie Patient: March 2019
Dr. Bertsch has been my Dr. for seven yrs. He is the consummate professional. Highly knowledgeable and always courteous and efficient. Would be hard to find anyone better.
Guthrie Patient: March 2019
Dr. Bertsch was very compassionate and caring while talking with me and my husband about my surgery. I was very frightened regarding my diagnosis and Dr. Bertsch answered all our questions to our satisfaction. He was so very kind and caring I wanted to hug him before I left. I have a follow up to review some test results and he may get that hug at that visit! I have already recommended him to a friend that needs surgery.