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Stephen Sentovich, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Duarte, CA, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center


Colon & Rectal Surgery Duarte, CA

Clinical Professor, City of Hope Medical Center; Section Head, Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Overview of Dr. Sentovich

Dr. Stephen Sentovich is a colorectal surgeon in Duarte, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Huntington Health, and USC Arcadia Hospital. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice 29 years. He is one of 5 doctors at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center and one of 7 doctors at Huntington Health who specialize in Colon & Rectal Surgery. He has more than 60 publications and over 500 citings.

Education & Training

  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityMBA, Graduated #1, 2008 - 2012
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineMBA, 2012
  • Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha)
    Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha)Residency, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1993 - 1994
  • Creighton University School of Medicine
    Creighton University School of Medicine1992 - 1994
  • University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Irvine)Residency, Surgery, 1987 - 1992
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAClass of 1987
  • University of California, Riverside
    University of California, RiversideBS, Biomedical Sciences, High Honors, 1984

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2014 - 2025
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1994 - 2022
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Boston Magazine Castle Connolly, 2012-2013
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Boston University School of Management, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Cost of Operative Training for Surgical Residents  
    Babineau TJ, Becker J, Gibbons G, Sentovich S, Hess D, Robertson S, Stone M, Arch Surg, 1/1/2004
  • Fibrin Glue for All Anal Fistulas: Long-term Results  
    Sentovich SM, Dis Colon Rectum, 1/1/2003
  • Anal Fistulas: Treatment Options in the New Millennium  
    Sentovich SM, Sem Colon Rect Surg, 1/1/2003
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • How to Utilize the Anorectal Physiology Laboratory to Diagnose and Treat Pelvic Floor Disorders 
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2008
  • Fibrin Glue for Anal Fistulas 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2006
  • Effects of Second Vaginal Delivery on Anorectal Physiology and Fecal Incontinence 
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2000
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  • Transanal Local Excision of Early Rectal Cancer 
    Bleday R, Sentovich SM, Jessup JM, American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
    New Orleans, LA - 1/1/1995
  • Evaluation of Obstructed Defecation with Dynamic Proctography and Peritoneography 
    Rivela LJ, Sentovich SM, Falk PM, Blatchford GJ, Thorson AG, Christensen MA, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Convention
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/1993
  • Techniques in Laparoscopic Colon Surgery 
    Sentovich SM, Thorson AG, Blatchford GJ, Christensen MA, Falk PM, Omaha Midwest Clinical Society Annual Meeting
    Omaha, NE - 1/1/1992

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations