Carl Bertelsen, MD

Carl Bertelsen, MD

General surgeon, Surgical oncologist, Breast surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Carl A. Bertelsen is board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in surgical oncology. His primary clinical focus is on the surgical treatment of breast cancer. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Stanford University and his M.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His residency and fellowship training were both performed at the UCLA Medical Center. In his spare time, Dr. Bertelsen is a passionate sailor, enjoys mountain climbing, all water sports, fishing, and gardening. Dr. Bertelsen has been married for 36 years and has two adult children, both in medicine.
4.9 out of 5
234 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Outpatient Surgery in San Jose

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Breast Cancer Program in San Jose

Professional Education

  • Residency: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar (1986) CA
  • Internship: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar (1980) CA
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1987)
  • Fellowship: UCLA Med Ctr - La (1983) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Cincinnati (1975) OH
5.0

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

After my first visit with Dr. Bertelsen, I know how fortunate I am to have such a wonderful caring doctor. The way he listens & explains to me makes me feel understood & relieved, and that I am in good hands. He is great!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I love Dr Bertlesen

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Good the best. Dr. Bertelsen are always the best.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Already recommended others.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I am pleased to be a patient of Dr. Bertelsmann.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Bertelsen and his team have been great!!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Bertelsen is WONDERFUL. Please don't let him retire!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Bertelsen is excellent provider with kindness/care for questions and follow-up of monthly.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Bertelsen has always been & continues to be a very informative & caring dr. - I would rate him a 10 if I could.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I have had no bad experience at the facility.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Great experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Caring, informative, patient; wonderful

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4.9 out of 5
234 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

After my first visit with Dr. Bertelsen, I know how fortunate I am to have such a wonderful caring doctor. The way he listens & explains to me makes me feel understood & relieved, and that I am in good hands. He is great!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I love Dr Bertlesen

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Good the best. Dr. Bertelsen are always the best.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Already recommended others.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I am pleased to be a patient of Dr. Bertelsmann.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Bertelsen and his team have been great!!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Bertelsen is WONDERFUL. Please don't let him retire!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Bertelsen is excellent provider with kindness/care for questions and follow-up of monthly.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Bertelsen has always been & continues to be a very informative & caring dr. - I would rate him a 10 if I could.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I have had no bad experience at the facility.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Great experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Caring, informative, patient; wonderful

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Always excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Bertleson is the best!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

he was great

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Amazing doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

felt my care giver cared about my concerns

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Explained 3 different approaches to surgery & I agreed with his recommended approach.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Have been seeing Dr. Bertelsen for years. He's the best! Very professional and pleasant!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Outstanding doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I think Dr. Bertelsen is world class and I am very grateful he is my oncology surgeon.

SHC Patient, May 2017

The doctor was courteous, but didn't even feel or look at my wound. He did explain what a sebaceous cyst is, and asked me to make an appointment in a month.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Wonderful doctor, very approachable. Was experienced in my unusual type of hernia. Explained the surgical process and answered all my questions. Called me at home to insure that I was doing well prior to surgery.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Bertelsen is awesome! He is the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Bertelsen bedside manner is warm, approachable, using clear communication and appropriate concern. He is FABULOUS.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

my provider was great, addressed all my concerns and answered all my questions and also provided alternative options.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

He is a wonderful doctor in skills as well as being a caring person.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I'm very confident with Dr. Bertelsen and his staff for my surgery and follow-up.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Bertelsen is outstanding, truly a world class physician in his specialty area.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Bertelsen is amazing! He has incredible skill and knowledge, and his ability to explain issues to you and make you feel comfortable going forward is world class. He's the best!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Bertelsen is outstanding. He has incredible skill and he treats patients with respect and makes you feel so comfortable and safe about your treatment with him.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Bertelsen is outstanding in every way!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Bertlessen seemed rush, just wanted to be in and out of the examination room. Maybe he had a bad or busy day, but not has friendly as I seen him before. He's an excellent surgeon though!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Email question was not responded to regarding possible tests to rule out my problem. Disappointing. I had another issue. Was not addressed at all.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Bertelsen is amazingly patient and will answer all questions and concerns

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Bertelsen is absolutely the finest doctor! He showed such compassion and explained everything thoroughly. I will recommend him to everyone! I totally trust him with my health and surgery.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Awesome!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I wish I had more time during this visit so that I could have thanked him adequately for everything he had done for me up to that day.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

This annual follow-up visit is always a good experience. . .

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I like Dr. Berteisen a lot!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I am so impressed with my provider and so glad he was recommended.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Great!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I've seen many doctors, but usually a doctor of this caliber is arrogant & rude & talks at you - not to you - Dr. Bertelsen put me at comfort.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Carl Bertelsen was my doctor and I felt safe and had confidence that he would perform the procedure resulting in a good outcome.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Bertelsen is the BEST, he is kind, patient and the type of Doctor every patient would want.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

great

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

We are lucky to have you. Anyone, will benefit immensely from your facility.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Bertelsen was very professional and friendly.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Physician was kind and intelligent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Very nice doctor

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I feel Dr. Bertelsen is a great doctor, surgeon. I felt I was in extremely good hands with him, and I still do. They surgery he performed on me was brilliant - Very skilled at what he does.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Moving all my cancer care to Stanford amazed with the efficiently of the new Los Gatos facility.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Have already sent new patients.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I have shared with my family and friends my positive experiences with the wonderful, kind, sensitive yet very professional staff at Stanford health clinic. They made me feel valued and important as a patient. Everyone seemed so genuine- which really made me feel less nervous about my upcoming surgery.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I come in prepared with questions and the doctor takes his time to answer them and to listen to my concerns. I've never felt rushed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Bertelsen is great!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Carl Bertelsen was outstanding and very professional, explained everything and immediately knew my problem and the proper solution.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Bertelsen & staff were superb.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Loved Dr. Bertelsen, very compassionate

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Everyone concern took a good care of me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very good

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Stanford is very lucky to have Dr. Bertelsen.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

He was kind and patient with us

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Bertelsen is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I am very happy he partnered with Stanford. I would have gone to him even if, he wasn't partner with Stanford. He performed surgery on my breast before.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Bertelsen operated on me for a hernia in 1993 and I was very pleased to see him again.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Bertelsen is the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Bertelsen is wonderful. I would recommend him to everyone.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Carl Bertelsen is great!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Bertelsen provided me w/all the info I need w/patience & great clarity. He then proceeded to address my care whilst maintaining a standard of excellent not found elsewhere!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

There is no better care, I could have received from Dr. Carl Bertelsen. He was excellent in the explanation and support for the issue for which attending the appointment

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

All good.