David J. Bentrem, MD

David J. Bentrem, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine - 1996
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2003
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

99 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

66 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

66 Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Explained everything so I understood it

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Establishes a great rapport with his patient, likeable personality.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Caring and professional

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February 04, 2022

5.0

I feel so comfortable with Dr. Bentrem, I would recommend him to anyone looking for a Doctor that truly cares about his patients.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

He was referred by Dr. Nimagadda (sp), who I have confidence in, and Dr. Bentrem seems most competent. He was pleasant to talk to, also.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Knows his field really well and cares and takes time with patients.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Friendly, thorough and calming.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Great with information

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December 03, 2021

5.0

He was a very nice and easy to talk with. He answered most of question clearly.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Confident, caring, logical and clear communicator to assure understanding of medically technical areas of inquiry. Answered all questions and concerns thoroughly, communicated next steps clearly.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Staff is amazing

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November 13, 2021

5.0

He was very open to discuss his opinion based on the images he saw. I felt at ease in talking to him.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

I felt comfortable talking with him about my situation

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Has very strong expertise and inspires confidence.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Expertise. Patient care. Good communication skills.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

He’s the best

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Felt at ease and listened to

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Very Comfortable with Him and His Team!!!

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September 10, 2021

5.0

He explained everything well and answered all my questions and concerns.

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September 06, 2021

5.0

La manera que lo tratan a uno

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to and he is very descriptive when explaining things

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Bentrem is an honest, caring, and compassionate provider along with his staff. They provide excellent care for me at all times. Thank you for making me feel confident and comfortable.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Liked him right away. Did not push for a surgery.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Did what he said needed to be done

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June 19, 2021

5.0

He is very patient and explains things in layman's terms.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

He seems to be very focused and explained things well.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Very reassuring Dr for a serious problem

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Seems very competent. Very thorough.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

To the point, nformed, friendly

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May 05, 2021

5.0

I feel like he had my best interest in mind. He was considerate and professional

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April 30, 2021

3.0

I have only spoken to the Dr on the his nurse a few times. They were very pleasant but I do not think I am in a position to comment on their services just yet.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He has been extremely cautious about the approaching surgery for my spouse.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bentrem is great!

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March 18, 2021

5.0

One of the finest people and surgeons I have dealt with

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Hes amazing!

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March 07, 2021

5.0

Very personable and great communication, so far.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and I do trust them I graduated from northwestern university with Ph.D degree in soil mechanics and foundation engineering, and proud to be part of this great institution

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February 28, 2021

5.0

I felt he cared about me. I had many questions, and he answered my questions diligently.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Polite , thorough, understanding, seems like he has great experience and walked us through the cancer process

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January 20, 2021

5.0

I felt safe with him. He was honest caring and supportive

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December 24, 2020

5.0

Collaborative, after providing necessary info for decision-making. Great sense of humor. Although he has a hammer, not everything looks like a nail!

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November 17, 2020

5.0

His expertise and friendly but very informative dialog about options and procedures available for my condition.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

I will have to wait until after I have had surgery to complete this rating, but his pre-op meeting and approach seemed excellent.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Aggressive and seemingly competent approach.

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November 04, 2020

4.0

Not sure how I feel about him. Seems competent and confident, but has to work to listen. Typical surgeon.

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November 04, 2020

4.0

Very professional. But this was my first visit and eventually five people were in the exam room at once. A bit intimidating considering I'm facing a serious situation.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

He was so knowledgeable and conscientious. He went beyond his specialty and showed much concern for my next step by ordering a port for me. I am blessed.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

I have been overwhelmed with the quality of care and compassion every provider has had. Dr. Ventral, although a surgeon and me not being a candidate for surgery, was so proactive in ordering I get a port installed to expedite my chemo therapy. Every doctor is thinking out of the box and taking the initiative to go the next one or two steps needed in my care. I and my wife are so completely amazed with this kind of thoughtfulness to take care of me. This has gone way beyond my expectations. Thank you all so very much.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

He seems caring and trustworthy.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

I felt like I was in good hands my talking to him l felt better leaving

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Compassionate and thorough.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Well explained the consultation and felt very caring Dr

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September 09, 2020

5.0

GoodCommunicator and understood what I was trying accomplish for my care

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September 09, 2020

5.0

No wait-Care providers willing listen and communicate Answered questions

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September 02, 2020

5.0

He explains the details

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September 02, 2020

5.0

The only group I trust

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and took the time to answer any questions or concerns we had. The resident and nurse were also very attentive and friendly. I was very pleased with the staff!

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Dr David Bentrem has been highly referred to me by Dr Robert Nadler in Urology..Dr Robert Nadler is also an incredible and highly skilled surgeon who had performed about 5 surgeries on me last year to remove a very large kidney stone from my left kidney..Dr David Bentrem is now treating me for abdominal cancer and he has been brilliant and highly skilled and professional..Dr David Bentrem is now preparing me for the Whipple surgical procedure..I have been very impressed with Dr Bentrem

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August 30, 2020

5.0

Excellent Doctor to the point

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July 26, 2020

5.0

He is very kind and explained everything so well and took his time to answer all of our questions. Made us feel comfortable and that we are in safe hands. Very positive. Thank you.

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July 18, 2020

5.0

Very caring surgeon, told me in detail what he planned to do in my surgery. His confidence in this surgery made me completely trusting to have this surgery. I cannot find the words to thank a man I never met until my surgery.... thank you for saving my life. He will be forever in my prayers. Bless you Dr. Bentrem.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bentrem is extremely knowledgeable and a good communicator.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Seems to be a very good Doctor

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June 23, 2020

5.0

I felt our conversations were very helpful, caring and insightful.

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June 23, 2020

5.0

Excellent care, communication, practice and recommendations.

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Very through in the surgical procedure/operation he is going to perform on me. His confidence put me at ease which made me feel good.

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Disclosures

David J. Bentrem, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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