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Bulent Cetindag
Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (Based on 70 Reviews)

Bulent Cetindag, MD, FACS

Specialties: Surgery and General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Bulent Cetindag, please call 319-398-6747

Areas of Interest

Complex abdominal wall defects, enterocutaneous fistula, complications related to previous gastrointestinal surgeries and surgical critical care.

Year began practicing: 2009

Year joined staff: 2015

Year began practicing in specialty: 2009

Education and Training

Education

Ege University School of Medicine Izmir, Turkey, Doctor of Medicine

Residency

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, General Surgery

Fellowship

Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, IL
  • Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, IL
  • Instructor of Clinical Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, IL

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) - Associate Member
  • American Hernia Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2018 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2017 Nominee for Mentor/Educator Award
  • 2015 Recognition of Excellence Award for Hernia Care – Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2008

Certifications

  • Fellowship trained in Surgical Critical Care
  • Board certified in General and Surgical Critical Care Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, General Certificate
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Certificate

Personal Interests

Dr. Cetindag enjoys biking and watersports. He has taken two humanitarian trips to Ghana in 2013 and 2014 where he performed surgeries and taught medical personnel.

Philosophy Of Care

My focus is on patient centered care and good communication with both the patient and the extended care team.

Additional Information

Since joining the Mercy General Surgery Team in 2015, Dr. Cetindag has performed groundbreaking hernia procedures for which were first in the area and in some cases, the first in the state of Iowa.  Dr. Cetindag  performed the first Robotic Preperitoneal Ventral Hernia Repair as well as the first Transversus Abdominal Release for Complex Abdominal Wall Defects in Cedar Rapids.  He also performed the first Robotic Retrorectus Hernia Repair in the state of Iowa.

Mercy’s General Surgery Clinic is a collaborative initiative between Mercy Medical Center and UI Health Care, and comprised of University of Iowa surgical faculty members.

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Patient Reviews

5.0
June 24, 2020
The doctor was thorough and easy to talk to. He was genuinely concerned about my recovery.
5.0
March 24, 2020
The doctor did a great job of explaining the conditions and the options for treatment. Excellent work.
5.0
March 19, 2020
very professional, told me the upside and possible problems that might occur
5.0
March 09, 2020
Good Dr for my gallbladder problem
5.0
February 24, 2020
Dr Cetindag has been the most respectful, considerate, conscientious provider I have ever worked with (and unfortunately I have worked with many)
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February 12, 2020
NO DOUBT BUT THAT THE DOCTOR HAD MY BEST INTEREST IN MIND EVEN THOUGH HE DID NOT WANT ME TO HAVE THE SURGERY.
5.0
February 12, 2020
Dr. was concerned about whether I was able for surgery and explained it all to me.
5.0
January 16, 2020
He was very pleasant
3.25
November 27, 2019
Dr. Cetindag was very good. The only suggestion I would make is that he spend a little more time with explanations. He expressed some concern about how one incision was healing but did not elaborate. He also asked me to schedule a follow-on appointment in 4 weeks but did not say if that was typical or as a result of the condition of the one incision.
5.0
April 03, 2019
He is the best he listens and makes you feel comfortable and I had no worries at all.
5.0
January 02, 2019
Good experience with Dr. Cetindag. Very pleased with the surgical and followup care.
5.0
December 05, 2018
Dr. C is very thorough and caring. He explains things very well.
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