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Bulent Cetindag
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (Based on 55 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 reconstruction and hernia surgery

Year joined staff: 2015

Education and Training


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


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


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

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • ACS (Associate Member)
  • Americas Hernia Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • SAGES Hernia Task Force National Committee
  • Americas Hernia Society – Quality Collaborative Committee

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2018 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2017 nominee for Mentor/Educator Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2008
  • Outstanding Achievement in Medical Student Education, 2007-2008
  • Outstanding Achievement in Resident Teaching, 2010-2011
  • Outstanding Achievement in Resident Teaching, 2011-2012
  • Outstanding Achievement in Medical Student Education, 2012-2013
  • Recognition of Excellence Award for Hernia Care – Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2015


  • 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.

Additional Information

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.


Patient Reviews

January 02, 2019
Good experience with Dr. Cetindag. Very pleased with the surgical and followup care.
December 05, 2018
Dr. C is very thorough and caring. He explains things very well.
September 26, 2018
Dr Cetindag is anamzing person. my doctor highly recommended his services for my gallbladder removal and he provided the best care I could have ever received. I've never experienced a more caring and compassionate health care provider. I will recommend him to everyone I know as "the skilled surgeon with the big heart."His assistant Julie is also a delight. She explained everything so thoroughly and followed up so quickly!!! I really enjoyed getting to know her. Dr Citendag is is lucky to have her in his office.
September 08, 2018
Reception staff rates a poor this time. / Doctor & nursing staff rate an excellent!
July 11, 2018
we really like Dr. Cetindag
July 04, 2018
I really like Dr Cetindag's conservative approach in recommending a wait and see approach to treatment of my hernia.
June 26, 2018
When the Dr was done seeing me, I wasn't instructed to either wait in the room, or check out. I had to find someone to make sure it was ok to leave
June 22, 2018
It took a month to figure out I had a hernia - 2 visits to my family doctor, 1 Emergency Room visit, a ultrasound, 2 visits to this clinic - Lot of wasted time & money.
June 19, 2018
Excellent experience.
June 13, 2018
This Doctor was very thorough and was an excellent caregiver, I would highly recommend anyone needing surgery to go to him.
June 06, 2018
Everyone was really nice & professional!
June 06, 2018
He takes his time and answers all questions!
May 30, 2018
*Dr. Cetindag was very honest, kind and caring. Spent a great deal of time with me and answered all my questions. Would certainly recommend him to others.
May 30, 2018
When doctor arrived he explained delay and apologized.
May 14, 2018
As you can see, so far, I've been very satisfied.
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Provider's Contact Information

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